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Monday May 25, 2020

Obituary
Sebring - Mary Ellen Mahouski Thompson Konczal, age 91, of Sebring, died on 
Sunday, May 24, 2020 at Crandall Medical Center, Sebring from the COVID-19 
virus.

She was born on February 8, 1929 in Pittsburgh, PA, the daughter of the late 
Joseph and Mary Catherine Nellis Kay.

Mary Ellen was raised in the Catholic church and had worked as a waitress at The 
Penn Grill in Salem.  She was a lifetime member of the Ladies Auxiliary, VFW and 
enjoyed the activities and trips at Copeland Oaks in Sebring.  Mostly, she enjoyed 
spending time with her family.

Her husband, Adam Konczal, whom she married on June 22, 1989, preceded her in 
death on December 12, 2014.

Mary Ellen is survived by her daughter, Sharon (Mark) Sobek of Salem; son, Mike 
(Diana) Mahouski of Salem; two grandsons, Matt (Melissa) Mellott of Leetonia, and 
Michael (Marissah) Mahouski of Boardman; two granddaughters, Nicole Cleland of 
Boardman, and Mindy (Kelly Buehler) Mellott of Alliance; nine great grandchildren, 
Alexa Mellott, Tyler Mellott, Peyton Mellott, Marissa Mellott, Ava Robinson, Maliah 
Mahouski, Elizabeth Buehler, Brian Buehler and Aaron Buehler.  Also surviving are 
two great great grandchildren, Leah Smith and Craig Smith and two special 
nephews, Bill (Terri) Thompson and Frank (Jan) Thompson.

She was preceded in death by a son, Joseph Patrick Mahouski in 2016 and by a 
previous husband, Chuck Thompson.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm 
at the Woods-Rettig Funeral Home, Leetonia where social distancing will be 
encouraged and mask protocol is suggested.

Services will be held on Thursday, May 28, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. at the Woods-Rettig 
Funeral Home, 111 Summit St. Leetonia, OH. with Chaplain David Parry officiating.

Burial will take place at Calvary Cemetery, Pittsburgh, PA.

Memorial donations may be made to the Oak Foundation at Copeland Oaks.

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

Sunday May 24, 2020

Obituary
Columbiana - Brian Daniel Patrick, age 53, of Columbiana, died on Saturday, May 
23, 2020 at Salem Regional Medical Center.

He was born on April 5, 1967 in Youngstown, son of Daniel and Emilia "Mickey" 
Czekanski Patrick.

Arrangements are pending.

Sunday May 24, 2020

Obituary
Brookfield – Anthony Cavello, 80, passed away at home on Friday, May 22, 2020 
surrounded by his loved ones. 
Anthony was born on October 27, 1939 in Brooklyn, New York, the son of the late 
Joseph and Louise (Salmona) Cavello. In 1966 he married the love of his life, 
Virginia Cavello. Anthony was a retired NYPD police officer of 20 years. 
Besides for Virginia, one of Anthony’s greatest loves was his horses. Anthony and 
Virginia originally lived in Long Island when they started owning horses and then 
moved to Brookfield, so they could have more room for their horses to roam. He 
also loved to go to auctions with his son Anthony, where they would search for 
antiques to add to their collection. Anthony was also a car nut. He was into 
expensive cars and was a Mercedes fanatic. Virginia and Anthony still own the first 
Mercedes they ever bought which was a 1985 model. 
Anthony is survived by his wife, Virginia; his son Anthony Cavello; two daughters; 
five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; his beloved shih tzu, Charlie; and many 
friends. 
He is preceded in death by parents. 
There will be a private family service held at a later date.
Friends and family may send their heartfelt condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com

Saturday May 23, 2020

Obituary
CANFIELD- Sandra K. (Engle) Brown, age 76, passed away peacefully Tuesday, 
May 19, 2020 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. 
Sandie, as most knew her, was born February 28, 1944 in Youngstown to the late 
Paul W. and Betty G. (Graft) McKnight. She was a 1962 Graduate of Canfield High 
School. Sandie was a member of Berlin Center United Methodist Church. 
She was a Berlin Township Trustee for over 20 years, and a charter member and 
Past President of the Berlin Center Historical Society. Sandie was a member and 
Past President of the Mahoning County Township Association. She served on the 
Board of Directors for Mahoning County Land Reutilization Corp., and served on the 
Board of Directors for Alcohol Programs of Mahoning County. Sandie was also an 
Athena Candidate. 
She retired from James & Sons Insurance as an Insurance Agent and was also an 
Independent Mary Kay Beauty Consultant. 
Besides her parents, Sandie is preceded in death by her first husband Richard D. 
Engle, Sr. and her step-son Charles R. Brown. 
She is survived by her husband James R. Brown, Jr., her daughter Kimberly S. 
(Randy) Weingart of Hiram, Richard D. (Jackie) Engle, Jr. of Cincinnati, Tracy L. 
(Jeanne) Engle of Auburn; 11 granddaughters, Sarah (Jason) Thiel, Betsy Weingart, 
Abigail (Zachary) Vallandingham, Molly Weingart, Makenzie Engle, Maddie Engle, 
Lexi Engle, Sydney Engle, Natalie Engle, Katie Engle, and Lillie Engle; two great 
granddaughters Harper and Alaina Thiel; her step-son Scott A. Brown, and three 
step-grandchildren Daniel Brown, Steven Brown, and Danielle Brown. Sandie also 
leaves three brothers William (Marilyn) McKnight of Hamilton, Ohio, Paul (Lani) 
McKnight of Columbus, Ohio, and Jim (Sherry) McKnight of Diamond, and several 
cousins, nieces, nephews, and many wonderful friends. 
A private funeral service will be held in Berlin West Cemetery. At a later date, a 
celebration of Sandie’s life will be held for family and friends. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to MVI Hospice, 4891 Belmont 
Ave. Youngstown, Ohio 44505. Arrangements entrusted to Lane Funeral Homes, 
Canfield Chapel.

Saturday May 23, 2020

Obituary
Elizabeth (Acker) Fucci, age 91 of Champion, passed away at Windsor House of 
Champion on May 19, 2020. Betty was born on December 8, 1928 in Meadville, PA 
to Earl & Maybell (Taylor) Acker. 

On October 18, 1946, Betty was united in marriage to the love of her life, Frank 
Fucci Jr., who preceded her in death on June 9, 2016. 

Betty will be deeply missed by her children, Jean Knapp of Howland, Tom (Beverly) 
Fucci of Leavittsburg, and Cathleen (Jonathan) Stacey of Warren; 12 grandchildren 
and many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, as well as her sister 
Patricia Wybiral and brothers Daniel & Edward Acker. She was preceded in death 
by 4 brothers and 1 sister. 

A private burial at Champion Township Cemetery will take place.

Saturday May 23, 2020

Obituary
Diana (Dee) Marie Greco, age 55, of Louisville, OH passed away Thursday, May 21, 
2020.  She was born February 10, 1965 in Alliance, OH.  Dee graduated from West 
Liberty University with a degree in Dental Hygiene.  She spent her entire 32-year 
career working at the same location in Minerva, OH for Drs. Libby, Gade and 
Dowell. Dee loved spending time with her family and especially loved her nieces 
and nephews.  She was a big fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Nascar. Dee 
enjoyed traveling to see live country music concerts.  She also loved the holidays, 
especially Christmas.

She is survived by her mother, Ann Greco; her brothers, Mark (Andrea), Greg, Joe 
(Molly) and Mike (Brad) Greco; seven nieces and nephews, Danae, Daniel, Alexis, 
Lauren, Connor, Gunnar and Griffan.  Dee was preceded in death by her father, 
Carmen Greco.

As per Dee’s wishes, a private family service will be held at a later date. Online 
condolences may be left at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

Friday May 22, 2020

Obituary
James A Jordan age 82, passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2020. He was born 
October 27, 1937. A Private family service and burial have taken place. Friends and 
family may sign the online condolence book at www.deansfuneralhome.com. 
Services are entrusted to Dean's Funeral Home Sebring, Ohio.

Friday May 22, 2020

Obituary
James A Jordan age 82, passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2020. He was born 
October 27, 1937. A Private family service and burial have taken place. Friends and 
family may sign the online condolence book at www.deansfuneralhome.com. 
Services are entrusted to Dean's Funeral Home Sebring, Ohio.

Friday May 22, 2020

Obituary
Alliance:

Janice Bixler, age 78, passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at Aultman Alliance 
Hospital. She was born July 6, 1941 to the late Lester and Theora Combs Bixler. 
She is survived by a Daughter; Lisa Fox, Sister; Marilyn Middletown, Grandchildren; 
Charles Fox, Jamal, Elijah, and Isis Hundley, Great Grandson; Christian Edwards. 
Life Partner; Walter Steed, Nieces and Nephews; Duane, Jack, Sharon Middleton 
and Marvin and Carol Bixler. She was preceded in death by her Parents and a 
Brother; Kenneth Bixler. She enjoyed traveling, sewing and shopping. She 
especially loved the warm summertime and spending time outside gardening and 
working with her flowers. She will be fondly remembered as liking to make others 
happy. Per her request cremation has taken place. Friends and family may share 
their online condolences at www.deansfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are 
entrusted to Dean's Funeral Home Sebring, Ohio.

Friday May 22, 2020

Obituary
East Palestine - Martin "Sonny" Wolf, 91, of East Palestine, passed away on Friday, 
May 22, 2020 at his home

 He was born on November 1, 1928 in Youngstown, a son of the late Martin and 
Anna Entzi Wolf and had lived in this area most of his life.

 Sonny had worked as a truck driver for 60 years and worked for various companies 
including Adamson Tank Co., Aristech Chemical and Nulfco. He was a member of 
Grace Lutheran Church in East Palestine and enjoyed being Assistant Scout Master 
of Unity Troop 39.

 He is surived by his wife, the former Julia Smith, whom he married on July 29, 
1950; son, Martin (Nancy) Wolf of East Palestine; daughter in law, Sharon Wolf of 
Salem; two daughters,  Debra (Ron) Hanolt of East Palestine and Molly Kapeluck of 
Akron; sister, Betty Lou Theiss of Lisbon; eight grandchildren, Meredith McLaughlin, 
Eric Wolf, Andy Wolf, Ryan Wolf, Brian Hanolt, Dan Hanolt, Mike Kapeluck, and 
Sara Kapeluck; and seven great grandchildren.

 He was preceded in death by his son, Dale Wolf, sisters, Anna May Schuller, 
Ruthie Norris and Susie Walker and a grandson, Ian Wolf.

 The family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm 
at the Van Dyke-Swaney-Rettig Funeral Home, East Palestine where social 
distancing will be encouraged and mask protocol is suggested.

 Services will be held on Tuesday, May 26, 2020, at 2:00 pm at the Van Dyke-
Swaney-Rettig Funeral Home, East Palestine, with Cindy Figley officiating.

 Burial will take place at Crest Haven Memorial Gardens.

 Memorial donations may be made to Ohio Living Hospice.

 Arrangements have been entrusted to the Van Dyke-Swaney-Rettig Funeral Home, 
East Palestine.

Friday May 22, 2020

Obituary
Alliance

Michael (Mike) Kevan Baumgartner, age 64, passed away at home with his loving 
family at his side, Thursday May, 21, 2020. He was born December 5, 1955 to the 
late Donald Baumgartner Sr. and Clarice (Greene) Baumgartner. He is survived by 
his Spouse; Yvonne Baumgartner whom he married June 20, 1975. Children; Amy 
(Scott) Eaton and Andrew (Karen) Baumgartner. Grandchildren; Kayla (Andrew) 
Sheneman, Lindsey and Jakob Baumgartner. Great Granddaughter; Madelyn 
Sheneman. Special Friends; Wayne and Paula Bailey. Siblings; Donald 
Baumgartner Jr. and Cynthia Kelly. He was preceded in death by his Parents and a 
Brother; George Hancock. He was a 1974 graduate of West Branch High School. 
He worked as an electrician for many years.  He was a member of The Brown 
Township Sportsman's Club and an Eagle Scout with Boy Scouts of America. He 
enjoyed the outdoors and camping, hunting, and fishing. He also enjoyed sports 
with his children. Per his request Cremation has taken place. In Lieu of flowers the 
family wishes to thank Aultman Hospice for their wonderful care and request 
donations are made to them in his honor. Aultman Alliance Hospice 2461 West 
State Street Alliance, Ohio 44601, 330-596-7480. Friends and family may share 
their online condolences at www.deansfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are 
entrusted to Dean's Funeral Home Sebring, Ohio.

Friday May 22, 2020

Obituary
Betty J. (Robinson) Garrison, 82, of Sebring passed away at Crandall Medical 
Center on May 21, 2020. Betty was born on January 7, 1938 in Alliance to the late 
Ralph and Ida (Woods) Robinson. She was a member of Abiding Savior Lutheran 
Church in Alliance and worked as a bus driver for West Branch Local Schools. 
When Betty wasn't working she enjoyed crocheting, knitting and playing cards. She 
cherished every moment spent with her family especially with her two grandsons.

Betty is survived by two daughters Elena (Rich) Spahr of Alliance and Susan (John) 
Buchanan of Sebring; two grandsons Tyler Bass and Ryan Timpe; a niece and 
several nephews. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband 
Lloyd Garrison; sister Evelyn Handy and a niece Daphne Handy. Her daughters 
would like to give a special thank you to all the staff at Crandall II Medical Center for 
their loving care of their mother.

A funeral service will take place at Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home on 
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 12:00 PM with Pastor Angie Storer officiating. Friends 
and family will be received the hour prior to the service from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM 
at the funeral home. Interment will take place at Highland Memorial Park, Beloit. 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, 330-938-2526.

Friday May 22, 2020

Obituary
Max T. Crosby, age 99, of Sebring, passed away on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 
Crandall Medical Center.

  He was born April 20, 1921, in Panama, NY to Alton and Blanche Crosby.

  A 1939 graduate of Panama High School, Max joined the United States Navy. He 
served his country in WWII in the Pacific Theater as a Chief Motor Machinist Mate.

  Max worked at Columbia Gas Systems as a Sales Promotor for 35 years before 
his retirement in 1984.

  Max was a lifelong and faithful follower of Jesus for whom he was faithful in prayer 
and giving loving service to others. He was a member of Southside Church of God 
in Alliance.   Max also was a 40 year member of the Alliance Lions Club.

    Survivors include his children, Dr. James (Joanne) Crosby of Vestal, New York, 
Judith (John) Ramsay of Brackney, Pennsylvania, Jerold (Bethany) Crosby of 
Sandy, Oregon and Rev. Jarvis (Sharon) Crosby of Toccoa, Georgia; eleven 
grandchildren, and twenty-seven great-grandchildren.

  He was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife Sarah K. Crosby, whom 
he married March 9, 1946 and who passed away October 23, 2019; and son, John 
Crosby; ; and brother, Richard Crosby.

  Services will be held at a later date.

  Interment will be at Warren County Memorial Park in Warren, Pennsylvania.

    Memorial gifts if desired may go to Southside Church of God in Alliance.

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

Thursday May 21, 2020

Obituary
Leetonia - Bonnie Bingham Geary, 74, of Leetonia, passed away Wednesday, May 
20, 2020 at her home following a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

She was born on April 10, 1946 in Salem, OH, daughter of the late William and 
Wilma Stokes Bingham and had lived in this area all of her life.

Bonnie had been an owner and dispatcher for Geary’s 24 Hour Towing Service in 
Leetonia with her husband Ed for many years. She was a member of St. Paul's 
Lutheran Church. She enjoyed shopping and going to casinos.

Her husband, Edwin E. Geary, preceded her in death, November 16, 2014.

Bonnie is survived by her daughter, Kim (Lee) Chestnut of Middleburg, FL; her son, 
Paul V. Calabrese, Jr. of Leetonia, OH; two sisters, JoAnn Ferry of Leetonia, Lois 
Boswell of Leetonia; three grandchildren, Patrick (Jenna) Chestnut, Nicholas 
Chestnut and Rebecca Calabrese; and three great grandchildren, Killian Chestnut, 
Ava Chestnut and Herbert DeWitt.

She was preceded in death by a brother, William Bingham and a granddaughter, 
Hayley Calabrese.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 from 10:00 am-1:00 pm at 
the Woods-Rettig Funeral Home, Leetonia. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, social 
distancing will be followed as we ask people to pass through the funeral home using 
mask protocol.

Services will be held on Tuesday, May 26, 2020, at 1:00 pm at the Woods-Rettig 
Funeral Home, Leetonia, with Pastor Kari Lankford officiating.

Burial will take place in Oakdale Cemetery, Leetonia.

Memorial donations may be made to the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation, 
P.O. Box1848 Longmont, CO 80502.

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

Thursday May 21, 2020

Obituary
On May 16, 2020, James (53) & Shanna (48) Thomas of Cortland were out enjoying 
the beautiful weather, when both of their lives were claimed in a tragic accident 
while riding their Harley. James was called home shortly thereafter, and his love 
joined him on Monday, May 18th, due to injuries. 

Shanna was born in Akron on December 28, 1971 to Gary & Dorma (Wickline) 
Anneman. Jim was born December 8, 1966 in Youngstown to Andrew & Donna 
(Williams) Thomas. 

Jim and Shay were soulmates, and on March 26, 1990 they were united in 
marriage. They were a team; Jim supporting the family as a mechanic currently 
working for Gallo’s Auto Sales, and Shanna managing the home. 

They loved the outdoors. Camping and grilling out at Andy’s was a family favorite. 
Together, the loving couple were frequently found on the Harley. They were rarely 
ever apart actually. Jim also enjoyed fishing, golfing, shooting pool and fixing 
anything with an engine. Shanna enjoyed needlework, cooking, spending time 
under the sun on the boat, and loving on her dog, Buddy, but most of all being a 
mom. They were devoted to each other and their family. 

Jim and Shanna are survived by their children: Heather (Jesse) Humphrey, Jamie 
(Farhan) Choudhry and James Andrew Thomas; daughter Rebecca Garrett; their 
grandson Jesse “JJ” Humphrey, Jr., Shanna’s mother Dorma Anneman; Jim’s father 
Andrew Thomas; Shanna’s siblings: Cindy Anneman, Brenda (Robert) Smith, Tim 
Goett, Tina Caldwell and Tony Goett, and Jim’s sister Andrea (Adam) Babcock as 
well as numerous other relatives. They were preceded in death by Shanna’s father 
Gary Anneman and stepfather Jerry Johnson and sister Sharon Anneman, and 
Jim’s mother Donna Craig and brother Timothy Thomas. 

A visitation will be held on Friday May 22, 2020 from 9:00 am to 1:00 p.m. where 
social distancing will be practiced with a limited number of friends visiting inside at 
one time at Lane Funeral Homes, Shafer-Winans Chapel, Cortland. Please plan to 
wait in your vehicle for direction from the funeral home staff. A private family service 
will be held with burial at All Souls Cemetery.

Thursday May 21, 2020

Obituary
Warren – It is with great sorrow we announce that Jean Ann Doyle Coen Scott 
passed away on May 2, 2020. 
She was born in Steubenville, Ohio on October 2, 1922. 
Jean was a talented vocalist who loved to sing and did so for many years with 
various choirs. She will fondly be remembered as a kind, caring person who loved to 
laugh. She loved and lived her Catholic faith and will be remembered by all as 
someone that loved to nurture and care for others. She came from a large family 
and raised a large family. She was truly the best and strongest of us all and will be 
greatly missed. 
She is preceded in death by her husbands, Robert Coen and Leo Scott, daughter 
Ann Scott, three grandsons and seven siblings. 
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great-great 
grandmother, sister, and aunt.
She is survived by daughter Jean (Larry) Coen Gampolo & family, son Patrick 
(Tammy) Coen & family, daughter Mary (David) Coen Hray & family, son Joseph 
(Diane) Coen & family, daughter Catherine (Omar) Scott Yukoubi & family. 
Due to COVID-19 there will be a private family mass held at St. John Paul II and a 
burial will follow at All Souls Cemetery. 
The family would like to thank the staff at Liberty Arms Assisted Living and Windsor 
House of Champion for the care given to their mother. 
Friends and family may send their heartfelt condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com

Thursday May 21, 2020

Obituary
Ida Mae (Foley) Baddeley, 86, of Sebring passed away of natural causes on 
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family. Ida was born on 
August 5, 1933 in Alliance, Ohio to the late Earl and Emily (Rickert) Foley. Ida 
enjoyed reading and especially loved spending time with her family.

Ida is survived by her children James (Rebecca) Baddeley Jr., Edward (Janet) 
Baddeley Sr., Daniel Baddeley Sr., Michael Baddeley Sr., and Ida Harnage; a 
special friend Wayne Adams; a niece Emily (John) Bails; 17 grandchildren; 37 great-
grandchildren and 3 great-great-great grandchildren. Besides her parents Ida was 
preceded in death by her husband James Baddeley; a son Franklin, a daughter 
Cheryl Starks and a great-grandson Cole.

A funeral service will take place on Saturday, May 23, 2020 at Gednetz-Ruzek-
Brown Funeral Home at 1:00 PM with Pastor Mike Kimball officiating. The family 
invites you to join them for a live stream of the service by visiting the funeral home 
website under Ida's obituary. Friends and family will be received two hours prior to 
the service from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the funeral home without the family 
present. Interment will take place at Grandview Cemetery, Sebring. In liue of flowers 
the family requests memorial contributions be made in Ida's honor to the Sebring 
Nazarene Church, 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.

Thursday May 21, 2020

Obituary
Leetonia - Bonnie Bingham Geary, 74, of Leetonia, passed away Wednesday, May 
20, 2020 at her home following a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

She was born on April 10, 1946 in Salem, OH, daughter of the late William and 
Wilma Stokes Bingham and had lived in this area all of her life.

Bonnie had been an owner and dispatcher for Geary’s 24 Hour Towing Service in 
Leetonia with her husband Ed for many years. She was a member of St. Paul's 
Lutheran Church. She enjoyed shopping and going to casinos.

Her husband, Edwin E. Geary, preceded her in death, November 16, 2014.

Bonnie is survived by her daughter, Kim (Lee) Chestnut of Middleburg, FL; her son, 
Paul V. Calabrese, Jr. of Leetonia, OH; two sisters, JoAnn Ferry of Leetonia, Lois 
Boswell of Leetonia; three grandchildren, Patrick (Jenna) Chestnut, Nicholas 
Chestnut and Rebecca Calabrese; and three great grandchildren, Killian Chestnut, 
Ava Chestnut and Herbert DeWitt.

She was preceded in death by a brother, William Bingham and a granddaughter, 
Hayley Calabrese.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 from 10:00 am-1:00 pm at 
the Woods-Rettig Funeral Home, Leetonia. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, social 
distancing will be followed as we ask people to pass through the funeral home using 
mask protocol.

Services will be held on Tuesday, May 26, 2020, at 1:00 pm at the Woods-Rettig 
Funeral Home, Leetonia, with Pastor Kari Lankford officiating.

Burial will take place in Oakdale Cemetery, Leetonia.

Memorial donations may be made to the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation, 
P.O. Box1848 Longmont, CO 80502.

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

Thursday May 21, 2020

Obituary
Betty J. Miskimins, age 83, of Sebring, Ohio, passed away at Crandall Medical 
Center from Covid19 on May 21. 

  Betty was born March 5, 1937, in Westville, OH, the daughter of John & Lela Mae 
(Schoeni) Denny.  A graduate of Goshen High School, class of 1955, she married 
Robert L. Miskimins on March 4, 1956. Betty worked 53 years in the insurance 
industry, earning her CPCU designation in 1988. In addition to her career, she 
served in her church, the Goshen Alumni Association and the Quota Club.

  She also devoted herself to family, Bible Study, the piano and accordion 
musicianship.

  Those left to celebrate her memory include her daughters Sue Gattozzi ( husband 
Pat) of Las Vegas and Carol Lear (husband David Liskey) of Alliance, Ohio; her 
sister Joyce Kitzmiller (husband Gene, deceased) and brother Del Denny (wife 
Carol); granddaughter Sissy Mercer, grandson Michael Long; great-grandchildren 
Dylan Karlovic, Camden and Sydney Prater, along with a host of nieces and 
nephews.

  Betty was preceded in death by her husband Robert in 2011 and her parents.

  The family is having a private funeral service with burial to take place at Highland 
Memorial Cemetery. The service will be Live Streamed; please see the bottom of 
Betty’s obituary located at www.ctcfuneral.com.

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

Thursday May 21, 2020

Obituary
Reverend Paul D. Whipple, age 96, went home to heaven Friday, May 15, 2020, at 
Copeland Oaks, Sebring, Ohio.

  He was born March 17, 1924, in Conneaut, Ohio to Paul D. Sr. and Hazel (Risley) 
Whipple.

  Paul served his country honorably in WWII.  He graduated from Baldwin Wallace 
College and received a Master’s in Theology from Boston University.

  Paul served as pastor at Ohio United Methodist churches in Hartford, Fowler, 
McConnelsville, Brimfield, Liberty, Akron and Middlefield.

  Survivors include his sons, David (Diane) Whipple of Atwater, Douglas (Susan) 
Whipple of Cleveland Heights, Ohio; and daughter, Patti (Paul) Whipple-Kochman of 
New York; and grandchildren.

  Paul was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Dorla (Olds) Whipple, two 
sisters and one brother.   

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

  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to: Church World Service 
PO Box 698 Elkhart IN 46515 or Lakeside Chautauqua Foundation 236 Walnut Ave 
Lakeside OH 43440.

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

Wednesday May 20, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – Joseph (Joe) G. Wojtecki, Sr., age 96, decorated World War II veteran, 
loving and devoted father, pet lover, friend to many and long-time resident of Salem, 
Ohio, died on May 15, 2020, at Salem North Healthcare Center. He was born in 
McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, the youngest of six sons of the late John and Justina 
(Wagner) Wojtecki.

 

A WWII U.S. Army veteran, Joe served with the storied 95th Infantry Division during 
the European campaign in the Rhineland and Central Europe theaters. He also 
served in the U.S. Army of Occupation in Yokohama, Japan. For his service, he was 
awarded the Purple Heart, two Bronze Stars and a WWII Victory Medal.

 

Joe retired as a Traffic Supervisor in 1989 from Kaiser Manufacturing after 25 years 
of service. He previously worked for National Refractories and Mineral Corp. for five 
years.

 

He was a 1940 graduate of Union City High School and attended Youngstown State 
University and Kent State University Salem Campus.

 

For many years, Joe was an engaged and active member of numerous 
organizations in his community including, Past President of Columbiana Rotary 
Club, Lisbon Eagles #2216, Salem AMVETS Post 45, 95th Infantry Division Assoc., 
Voiture 40 & 8 local Chapter 273, Past Commander of DAV Chapter 122, Honorary 
Life member of VFW #5532, Life member of American Legion #131 and Honorary 
Life member and Past Exalted Ruler (1983-1984) Salem Elks Lodge.

 

He was a member of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Salem, Salem Senior 
Citizens and Salem Area Retirees.

 

Joe’s survivors include son, Joseph, Jr. (Lourdes), stepson, Richard Kellner, his 
beloved terrier Scruffy and many nephews and nieces across the country.  

 

He was preceded in death by wife, Mabel Alta Kellner and brothers, Rudolph Sr., 
William, John, George, and Frank.

 

Burial services at Hope Cemetery are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral 
Home, including military honors, with a memorial service to be planned at a later 
date.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Joe may be made to Angels for Animals, 
4750 West South Range Road, Canfield, Ohio 44406.

 

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

Wednesday May 20, 2020

Obituary
SEBRING - (In her own words...) Fayetta DeBord Sekerak departed this life May 19, 
2020, and joyfully anticipated meeting her Savior, husband, daughter, parents, 
siblings and many loved ones who had gone on before.

Fayetta was the second of nine children born to Willis F. and Grace Jones DeBord 
on November 2, 1922 in Brownsville, PA.  Most of her life till 20 years of age were 
lived in that area – briefly time was lived in Kentucky and southern Ohio, South 
Webster where she and her family lived with her Grandpa Jones in a log cabin.

After graduation from Cleveland Bible College with a Bachelor of Theology degree, 
she married Clarence R. Sekerak of Barberton, OH, on August 8, 1947.  Clarence 
served as Friends pastor in Hughesville, PA, their first home, then Alliance, OH and 
East Goshen, OH.  They finally settled in 1959 in the cottage Clarence built in 
Damascus, OH.  Faye returned to school, graduating from Malone College in 1966 
with a degree in education, and taught 20 years of third grade at Maple Ridge 
School (West Branch), retiring in 1985.

Five children were born to them, Lois Ruth, Nancy June, Becky Joan, Clarence 
Richard, Jr., and Michael Ralph.  Surviving are four of her children, Lois Ruth 
(Jeffrey) Hogan, Nancy June (Kenneth) Linstruth, Clarence R. Sekerak, Jr., and 
Michael Ralph (Ann Valentine) Sekerak; grandchildren Ross (Lynne Oak) Hogan 
and their children Claire and Henry; Julianna (Austin) Moran and their son Harrison; 
Rachel (Matt) Rhein and their children Adelyn and Amelia; Hannah (Jon) Fruth and 
Michael A.J. Sekerak; sister Gladys Ream; and sisters-in-law Winona DeBord, 
Lillian DeBord and Katherine DeBord.

Preceding her in death were her husband Clarence, daughter Becky, parents, 
sisters Marcella Spears, Dorothy DeBord and Ruth DeBord, brothers Fred, Ralph, 
Howard and Russell, sister-in-law Marjorie DeBord and brothers-in-law Thomas 
Ream and J.W. Spears.

Damascus Friends Church was her church home since 1959.  She served as 
Sunday School teacher and on the funeral committee.

The family would like to thank the dedicated staff at Crandall Medical Center, “Faye-
Faye’s” home for the past eight years.  You are awesome.

A private graveside service will be conducted at Damascus Cemetery followed at a 
later date by Remembering Faye-Faye! -- a celebration of Fayetta’s life.

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

Wednesday May 20, 2020

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Stephen M. Horkey Jr., 64 of Warren, died at 6:10 p.m. Monday, May 18, 2020, at 
St. Joseph Warren Hospital. He was born March 19, 1956 in Butler, Pennsylvania, 
the son of the late Stephen Martin Horkey Sr. and Evelyn Joan Vetterol Horkey. 

Stephen was a proud Vietnam veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He worked for 37 
years as a truck driver, currently working for Jaro/ Turnko Leasing and trucking 
company. He also was co-owner with his brother, James, of Genesis Gutters. 

Stephen was of the Catholic faith. He was a member of the Trumbull Boat Club, the 
Twin State Auto Racing Club and the Chevy Car Club. He loved antique Chevrolets, 
boating, NASCAR racing and was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan. He especially 
loved spending time with his family. 

He is survived by his wife of over 32 years, Cindi J. Andrews Horkey, whom he 
married December 18, 1987; two daughters, Toni (Paul) Hale of Wooster and 
Cristina (Nick) Kachmar of Youngstown; one son, Stephen Ignatz of Wooster; five 
grandchildren, Nathan, Gage, Shila, Isabella and Michaela; one brother, James A. 
(Michele) Horkey of Niles and one sister, Debbie E. Shank of Fowler. 

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 21, 2020 at Lane 
Family Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel in Warren. Social distancing will be 
observed. 

A private family funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Lane Family Funeral 
Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel with Pastor David Robert Black officiating. Burial will 
be at Pineview Memorial Park. 

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

Wednesday May 20, 2020

Obituary
LAKE MILTON - Ruth Lorraine Baker, 90, passed away Tuesday, May 19, at the 
home of her daughter with her beloved family at her side. Ruth was born April 8, 
1930, in Harrisburg, Pa. She was raised in the Pittsburgh area by her parents 
Joseph Miller and Clara Zimmerman Miller and was a 1944 graduate of Etna Public 
School. On June 2, 1951, Ruth married the love of her life, Aloysius (Al) Baker. 
While Al was in the service, Ruth lived with her family in Pittsburgh where she was 
employed at Isaly’s Dairy. After his discharge from the Army, Ruth and Al moved to 
Lake Milton where they became business owners and took an active role in both the 
community and in the lives of their children. While their children attended the 
Jackson Milton School System, Ruth was president of the PTA, a den mother for 
Cub Scout Troop #106, and an active member of the Athletic Boosters Club. In 
addition to working at Lawson’s Dairy in Lake Milton after her children were out of 
high school, Ruth and Al were also very active in the Lake Milton community where 
they were both members of the American Legion. Ruth also participated in the Lake 
Milton Improvement Association of which Al was one of the founders and president 
for many years, as well as the Lake Milton Association. Ruth actively supported her 
husband who developed the Baker Enterprise Company which created three major 
developments in the Lake Milton area, and in his insurance and development work 
with Baker, Moore, Baker Company. After his retirement, Ruth and Al were very 
involved in Al’s work as a Lake Milton Trustee. Ruth and her family were members 
of St. Catherine’s Church in Lake Milton where Ruth taught CCD and Bible Study for 
many years. She enjoyed sewing, drinking tea and overlooking the water of Lake 
Milton from her home, and walking to the local pharmacy to buy her lottery tickets 
while visiting with neighborhood friends along the way. She also enjoyed spending 
time with the members of her Ladies’ Card Club and being highly involved in the 
lives of her children and grandchildren, never missing a sporting or school event. 
Ruth and Al purchased, along with Al’s brothers, the Dairy Isle in Lake Milton which 
they owned and operated in the late 1970s and early 1980s. It was this work with 
the Dairy Isle that enabled Ruth to be such a tremendous support when her 
granddaughter, Jessica Shively, purchased an ice cream shop in Mineral Ridge. 
Jesy’s Dairy Cove opened in 2015 with Ruth (Grammy) at Jessica’s side. The 
family-owned business has established itself as a popular spot in Mineral Ridge 
where customers stop by to not only purchase food and ice cream, but also to visit 
with Grammy, who was always on hand even as recently as December before 
Jesy’s closed for the winter season. Ruth is survived by her son, Gary (Charlene) 
Baker of Lake Milton, her daughter, Lorraine (Ken) Shively, also of Lake Milton, and 
her beloved grandchildren David James Shively, Jessica Lorraine Shively (Derek 
Cox), Carli Alyssa Baker and Jamie Rae (Caleb) Baker Spalding. She is also 
survived by several nieces and nephews with whom she was very close. She was 
preceded in death by her husband Al, with whom she celebrated 56 years of 
marriage before he passed away in 2007, her parents, her sisters Joan Materewicz 
and Janet Garrison, and two infant children. At Ruth’s request, there will be no 
service. She wanted everyone to celebrate her memory by enjoying a nice lunch 
with their family or friends. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in the name 
of Al and Ruth Baker to the Jackson Milton District Sports Complex, 13910 
Mahoning Ave., North Jackson, 44451. Ruth’s final care was entrusted to the Lane 
Funeral Home. The family would like to thank Dr. Sameh Youssef, Dr. Jesse 
McClain, Dr. Charles Wilkins and their office employees for the wonderful care they 
gave to Ruth. The family would also like to thank the Milton Township Fire/Police 
Department knowing that Ruth’s husband, Al, would be very proud of the services 
they provided for his wife over the years. Arrangements are by the Lane Family 
Funeral Homes-Austintown Chapel.

Wednesday May 20, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – Edward Louis Bennett, age 67 died Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at Salem 
Regional Medical Center. He was born April 2, 1953 in Alliance, son of the late 
Robert A. and Doris (Lepsesty) Bennett.

Edward was a 1971 graduate of Salem High School. He worked for over 20 years at 
Ventra Salem. His passion was writing poetry and he was especially proud of 
penning the lyrics for songs by a local recording band ‘Bo and the Arrows’. Ed 
amassed an impressive collection of the Beatles’ music and memorabilia, which he 
was proud to display. Ed also was a trivia genius who could easily have captured a 
few Jeopardy Show wins.

Survivors include two sisters, Linda Herron of Fernandina Beach, Florida and 
Patricia (Stephen) Sanders of Salem; brother-in-law, Rick Herron of Salem; 
nephews, Jason Herron, Matthew Herron, Zach Bennett, and Derek Sanders and 
niece, Alissa Sanders Treen.

Besides his parents, a brother, Robert “Benjy” G. Bennett also preceded him in 
death.

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

You are now able to share your respects and memories with the family with a 
recorded video message at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs

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

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

Wednesday May 20, 2020

Obituary
Marie Louise Betz, age 83, formerly of Louisville, OH passed away Saturday, May 
16, 2020 in Anthem, Arizona. She was born in Canton, OH to the late Harold and 
Dorothy Stertzbach. She married Karl J. Betz in 1954 and they raised their family in 
the East Canton and Louisville area. Marie was one of the first female school bus 
drivers and drove for 28 years before she and Karl retired to the Phoenix, Arizona 
area.

Marie is survived by her husband of 66 years, Karl Betz; siblings, John (Faye) 
Stertzbach, Ellie (Larry) Lautzenheiser, Dick (Marcia) Stertzbach, Linda (Fred) 
Torres, Kathy (Bill) Malone; four children, Cindy Reece (Eric Powell), Debbie 
Poparad, Scott (Vickie) Betz, Kevin Betz; two grandchildren, Kevin Betz II and Tim 
Betz and one great-granddaughter, Evelyn Betz. She was preceded in death by a 
son, Timothy Betz, a sister, Janet Cotham, and two brothers, Harold Stertzbach, Jr 
and Jerry Stertzbach

Funeral services will be 11am Monday, June 1 at Stier-Israel Funeral Home in 
Louisville, OH with Rev. Dr. David Anderson officiating. Marie will be laid to rest in 
Liberty Cemetery, Minerva, OH. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the 
Alzheimer’s Association in memory of Marie. Online condolences may be left for the 
family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

                                      Stier-Israel Funeral Home

Tuesday May 19, 2020

Obituary
CANFIELD-Bruce W. Chamberlain, 69, passed away Sunday, May 17, 2020 after a 
courageous battle with cancer. Bruce was born June 14, 1950 in Detroit, Michigan 
the son of William D. Chamberlain and Elizabeth K. Chamberlain. After graduating 
from Denby Senior High in Detroit, Bruce received his Bachelor of Science in 
Education degree from Clarion State University, located in Clarion, PA, and later 
received his Master of Education from Westminster College, located in New 
Wilmington, PA. He began teaching Mathematics at Princeton Junior High and later 
joined the faculty at Woodrow Wilson Senior High. Along with teaching 
mathematics, his background in computer science was beneficial in creating 
remedial programs to help students improve their math skills. He retired after 35 
years of dedicated service to the Youngstown school system. Bruce enjoyed all 
sports (especially those involving University of Michigan, Tigers, Red Wings, Lions 
and Pistons). He was an avid woodworker and crafted furniture, games, pens, and 
toys for loved ones. Cooking was a favorite pastime and while visiting family, he 
especially loved stocking freezers with their favorite foods. Periodically, he would try 
his luck at various casinos. Bruce always welcomed an opportunity to share his 
skills by lending a helping hand to complete anyone's current project. Each job was 
treated as a new adventure and he enjoyed the challenge and camaraderie of his 
family or friends. He loved spending time with his family, keeping up with their 
activities, and always was ready for the next battle in their favorite video game. As a 
member of the Canfield Ruritans, he liked to volunteer for their activities at the 
Canfield Fair. Bruce was a member of Canfield Presbyterian Church. He is survived 
by his wife of 47 years, Carol Chamberlain; his two daughters Elizabeth (William) 
Lewis of Dayton, OH and Valerie (Jonathan) Chamberlain Santos of Sudbury, MA; 
his son Matthew Chamberlain of Framingham, MA; his brother Robert (Catherine) 
Chamberlain of Canton, MI; his grandchildren William and Abigail Lewis, and Jovie 
and Mina Santos; and many nieces and nephews and their children. He was 
preceded in death by his parents, and his brothers William F. and Barry 
Chamberlain. There will be no calling hours or funeral services. A private celebration 
of life event will take place at a later date. Arrangements are by the Lane Family 
Funeral Homes-Canfield Chapel.

Tuesday May 19, 2020

Obituary
Wanda J. (Heestand) Williams, age 91, of Alliance passed away, Monday, May 18, 
2020.

  She was born August 15, 1928 in Alliance to Kenneth and Hattie (Oyster) 
Heestand. She attended Minerva High School before she graduated from Alliance 
High School.

  Wanda attended West Unit of Jehovah Witnesses. She loved gardening, 
decorating along with spending time with her family and friends.

  Survivors include her daughter, Laurie (Nelson) Blatt of Alliance; granddaughters, 
Jaime (Todd) Brown of Grand Rapids, OH, Kimberley (Derek) Fryfogle of Powell, 
OH; brother, Eldon (Betty) Heestand of Homeworth, OH; and great grandchildren, 
Brazden, Keylan, Rennen, Naomi Brown and Myles, Gracie, Olive Fryfogle.

 She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Warren G. Williams whom she 
married May 13, 1951, and who passed away February 2, 2002; daughter 
Kimberley Kay; brothers Clay Heestand, Dwain Heestand; and sister, Armada 
(Wade) Ray.

  A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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

Monday May 18, 2020

Obituary
Sebring - Shirley A. Morris, age 99, formerly of East Palestine, died on Friday, May 
15, 2020 at Crandall Medical Center, Sebring.

Mrs. Morris was born on September 19, 1920 in New Castle, PA, a daughter of the 
late Samuel and Shirley Fraser Williams.  She attended Coal Ridge one- room 
school and graduated from Enon Valley High School in 1938.  She later graduated 
from the Hannah E. Mullins School of Practical Nursing and worked as a Licensed 
Practical Nurse.  She later worked twelve years as a teller at the former Union 
Commercial & Savings Bank in East Palestine, retiring in 1983.

She was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church of East Palestine.

Her husband, Lester D.  Morris, whom she married on June 30, 1938, preceded her 
in death on June 5, 1986.

Shirley is survived by her son, Dr. Terry L. Morris of Harrisonburg, VA; her daughter, 
Dr. Toni J. Morris of Indianapolis, IN; grandchildren Irwin L. Morris and Margaret 
Burns Parson; great grandchildren Madeline Morris and Cameron Morris.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Bessie Stewart, Eunice Boyles, and 
Agnes Herb, and four brothers, Paul Williams, Arthur Williams, Donald Williams, and 
Charles Williams.

Due to the COVID-19 situation, private family services are being held for Mrs. Morris 
with burial to be in Glenview Cemetery, East Palestine.  The family is planning a 
Memorial Service at a later date.

Memorial donations may 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.  

Monday May 18, 2020

Obituary
Betty Sue Redmond, 83, passed away peacefully Saturday, May 16th after her long 
battle with Alzheimer’s. 
She was born May 11, 1937 in Mineral Ridge, the daughter of George and Amelia 
(Sisco) Murray. They preceded her in death along with her sister Margaret, he 
husband Troy, and son William. 
Betty enjoyed bowling, crocheting, painting, and crafting before her illness. She will 
be truly missed by those she left behind. 
Betty is survived by her son, Richard Jones of Kennesaw, GA., a daughter Cynthia 
(Phillip) Poe of Austintown, granddaughters, Jessica (Josh) Poracky of Boardman, 
and Amanda (Chuck) Powers of North Lima, and five great grandchildren, Isabella, 
Mason, Emalea, Zoey and Axl. Private services were held for the family. “Rest in 
peace and watch over us”.Family and friends may view this obituary and send 
condolences at www.lanefuneralhomes.com

Monday May 18, 2020

Obituary
Warren- Loretta G. Butler, age 82, passed away Saturday, May 16, 2020 at Omni 
Manor in Youngstown. 
Loretta was born November 15, 1937 in Youngstown to the late Floyd and Margaret 
(Pflug) Barnhart. 
She was a nurse working in Labor and Delivery at St. Joseph Hospital for over 41 
years; after retirement Loretta volunteered her time at the hospital, it was in her 
nature to take care of people. 
She was a member of Prince of Peace Church. Loretta enjoyed Bowling and Bocci 
in her younger years. 
Besides her parents, Loretta is preceded in death by her husband William A. Butler, 
her son Mark A. Butler, and s siblings. 
She is survived by her daughter Amy Butler, her granddaughter Bryce Nicole Butler, 
and her sister Peggy Thornsberry. 
There will be no funeral services. Entombment in Crown Hill Memorial Park. 
Visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to share memories and condolences with Loretta’s 
family.

Monday May 18, 2020

Obituary
Canfield- George William West Jr., of Canfield, passed away Wednesday, May 13, 
2020, at the Windsor House of Canfield. 
Born December 9, 1927 in Canfield, Ohio, George was the son of the late George 
W. and Laura (Keller) West. 
George was a 1946 Canfield High School graduate. He attended Bowling Green 
and Youngstown State University. He served his country in the United States Army, 
1st Cavalry Division. George married Norma Jean Hupp on October 6, 1950. Prior 
to retirement in 1990, he owned and operated The George West Heating and Sheet 
Metal Company in Canfield for over 32 years. 
George was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Boardman. He was a 
former member of the Canfield Fire Department, Canfield City Councilman from 
1976-1980, Canfield Community Club, Canfield Investment Club, and a member of 
the Republican Party and Post 177 American Legion. George was an avid NASCAR 
and Ohio State Buckeyes fan. He enjoyed the summer concerts on the Village 
Green in Canfield, big band music, ballroom dancing, growing roses, and spending 
time with his family. 
Besides his parents, George is preceded in death by his brothers Bernard, Ferran, 
Kenneth, Herman, Donald and Keith West and his sisters Winona Morrow, Doris 
Cannon, Jean K. McCall, and Betty Blough. 
He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of 69 years, Norma Jean; his children 
Craig W. West (Vera) and Cynthia Jean West Gilson (Timothy; dcd) ; his 
grandchildren George West (Bekah) , Melissa West Solway (David), and Melanie 
West; and his great- granddaughter Emerson “Sonny” Solway, and in-laws and 
cousins. 
Due to current public health/safety restrictions, a limited private service was held 
with military honors. George was laid to rest at Canfield Cemetery. The family 
requests memorial contributions be made in his name to St. Mark’s Victory Lutheran 
Church, 280 Mill Creek Drive, Boardman, Ohio 44512.

Monday May 18, 2020

Obituary
Nancy A. Snyder, 77, of Austintown, passed away on Friday, May 15, 2020 at her 
home. 
Born September 4, 1942 in Youngstown, Ohio, Nancy was the daughter of the late 
Sherman and Eleanor (Greathouse) Kuhn. 
Nancy was a devoted wife and mother. She enjoyed spending time with her family, 
especially her grandchildren and the sound of their laughter. She enjoyed going out 
to eat and listening to game shows at home. 
Besides her parents, she is preceded in death by her children Bobby Lee Binion, 
David Snyder, and Cindy Binon; her sisters Rosie Kuhn and Betty Hodge and her 
brothers Vergil, Raymond, Jack, Sam, Jake and Fred Kuhn. 
Nancy is survived by her husband Terry Snyder of 49 years, whom she married April 
24, 1971; her son Mark; her sister Goldie (Glen) Creech; her grandchildren Destiny, 
D.J., Nathaniel, Nevaeh, Justin, Allie, Tony and her nieces Jeannie (Richard), 
Melannie, Emily, Lourye, Hope, and Lexi and her nephew Caleb 
Private family services will be held and interment will take place at Kerr Cemetery.

Monday May 18, 2020

Obituary
Richard Earl Swisher, 82, passed away Friday, May 15, 2020 at St. Elizabeth 
Hospital. Richard was born May 6, 1938 in Zanesville, the son of Clarence and Opal 
(Abbott) Swisher. He was a graduate of Northwest High School and worked on the 
assembly line at General Motors Lordstown until his retirement in 1997. Richard had 
many hobbies but most of all he loved to sing. He leaves his wife of 62 years, the 
former Helen Maxine Kuhns, whom he married April 26, 1958. Richard also leaves 
two children, Rhonda (Keith) Wilson of Akron, and Richard Swisher Jr. of Grafton, 
four grandchildren, Jennifer, Keith Jr., Craig and Ryan, ten great grandchildren, 
Erica, Austin, Dillon, Madyson, Owen, Evan, Brianna, Hannah, Caleb, and William 
as well as two sisters, Genieva Berens of Newark and Dawn Hale of Massillon. 
Besides his parents, Richard was preceded in death by one sister, JoAnne Powell. 
A private service for the family at this time. A public memorial service will be held at 
a later date to celebrate Richard’s life. 
Family and friends may view this obituary and send condolences at 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com

Monday May 18, 2020

Obituary
SEBRING - Mrs. Doris Pauline Eynon (nee Banks), resident of Copeland Oaks and 
the Crandall Medical Center in Sebring OH, went to be with her Lord and Savior 
Jesus Christ on Friday, May 15, 2020 after contracting pneumonia in the midst of 
the 2020 coronavirus pandemic. One of six children, she was born in East Liverpool, 
OH on August 4, 1924 to John and Hilda Banks, spending her childhood years in 
Wheeling, WV.

She attended Wheeling High School, where she was a band member and was 
featured as an outstanding student in the Hub Studio’s Wheeling High School Hall 
of Fame. After meeting her future husband, James U Eynon, she married him on 
August 3, 1943 while he served during WWII in the United States Army. They 
celebrated 76 years of marriage before his death last September. The parents of 
four children, their life’s journey took them from Ohio to Philadelphia and Willow 
Grove, PA as well as Southern California before returning to Ohio during their 
retirement years. A devoted wife, mother, homemaker and follower of Christ, she 
modeled the biblical commandment to “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, 
soul, mind and strength and also to love your neighbor as yourself”. She also 
exemplified the exhortation of Philippians 2:3-4 to “do nothing out of selfish ambition 
or vain conceit but in humility to consider others better than yourself and to consider 
the needs of others and not just your own”. She was always an active church 
member, singing in various choirs and serving in various positions of responsibility 
on church boards. A longstanding member of the Christian Women’s Association, 
she served as a program director, president, and area representative in Southern 
California.

She is survived by her sister, Mary Williams, her four children and their spouses as 
well as

many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be planned when coronavirus restrictions are lifted.

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

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

Monday May 18, 2020

Obituary
  Donna M. Beutler, age 57 of Alliance, passed away suddenly due to complications 
from an unforeseen illness, early Friday morning at  The Cleveland Clinic.

  Donna was born April 23, 1963 in Alliance, Ohio to William Sr. and Patricia (Kerns) 
Faulkner.

 Donna was sweet natured, kind and considerate. She loved to dance, enjoyed 
music and is remembered for being a social butterfly who lived for surrounding 
herself with family, friends and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

  Donna had a smile that lit up the room, her laugh was contagious and she was 
selfless with her family and friends.

 She will be loved and missed by many, including her husband, Wayne Beutler; 
siblings, William (Darlene) Faulkner Jr., (Erie) Faulkner, Daniel (Christine) Faulkner, 
Karen (Roger) Yoho, Randal (Valerie) Faulkner,  Susan (Ronald) Anderson, Scott 
(Diana) Faulkner, Fred Faulkner, and Paul Faulkner; children; Jason (Rodger 
Overfield) Myers, Matthew (Rebecca Toole) Myers, Danielle (Drew Schaffert) 
Donovan, and Patricia Donovan; grandchildren, Malakai, Isaiah, Brennan, Brionna, 
Mia, Matthew,Brooklynn,Bracee, Harmonee-Skye, and Thomas; fur baby and 
grandpups Maxwell and Jaxon;  many nieces and nephews whom she loved and 
adored as well as extended family and close friends.

  She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, James Faulkner.

  A private visitation for immediate family will be held from 6-7 p.m. on Thursday, 
May 21, 2020 at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home;                             
extended family and friends may call from 7-8 p.m. Thursday.

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

Monday May 18, 2020

Obituary
Betty Sue Loudin, age 66, of Deerfield passed away on Wednesday, March 13, 
2020, at UH-Ravenna Hospital following a period of declining health. Betty Sue was 
the daughter of Gretchen and Gerald Loudin. 

Betty Sue was a graduate of Southeast High School Class of 1972.  After high 
school she attended Mount Union College graduating in1976 with a degree in 
elementary education.  Betty Sue was employed with Stahl’s Farm Market during 
her high school and college years.  After receiving her teaching credentials she 
taught at Howland Christian School for a short time and then spent the majority of 
her career at Southeast Local Schools in Portage County.  Betty Sue was always 
proud to say she was a Southeast Pirate and a Mount Union Purple Raider.

Betty Sue was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church.  She taught many 
child and adult Sunday school classes through the years, as well as vacation Bible 
schools. She was always ready to serve and had been a member of virtually every 
committee of the Church. She had also been a member of the church choir. She 
missed very few Sunday services over the course of her life.  As her diabetes would 
eventually affect her eye sight; she relied on her years of service and memory to be 
able to recite scripture and sing most of the hymns knowing every verse.  Most 
important to Betty Sue was her love for Jesus and being surrounded by her family. 
In her later years she would spend countless hours on the telephone visiting with 
friends, having prayer and offering words of encouragement. She always had an 
anecdotal tale or a new joke.  She was always more concerned with how well others 
were doing, Despite many limitations, her answer was always the same, “I can’t 
complain.”

Betty Sue is survived by her mother, Gretchen Loudin, her lifelong advocate and 
caregiver; her sisters, Jill Luketic (Tony) of Rootstown, Laura Browning (Donnie) of 
Madison, TN, her brother Jerry Loudin of Deerfield, and her treasured nieces and 
nephews: Matthew, Lauren, Justin, Jacob, Sara, and Jared Browning; Jamie, Geno, 
Daniel and Neal Luketic; Katie, Adam and Jenna Loudin and all their families. Betty 
Sue was preceded in death by her father Gerald Loudin, grandparents James and 
Retta Loudin, grandparents Clair and Edna Wertenberger and her beloved sister-in-
law Jerri Lou Martz Loudin.

Graveside services will be Friday, May 22, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at the Atwater 
Township Cemetery located at 1199 State Route 183, Atwater, Ohio 44201 with 
Pastor Jody Hill. All are invited to the service, but are reminded to follow the social 
distancing guidelines for health and safety.  A traditional memorial service will be 
scheduled for a date to be determined. Betty Sue will be interned in a ceramic urn 
created by her nephew Geno Luketic especially for his aunt. Memorial contributions 
may be made to Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, 
Memphis, TN 38105.    Find comfort in REVELATION 21:1-4.  Online condolences 
may be left at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com.

Sunday May 17, 2020

Obituary
Kenneth “Ken” R. Bigler Sr., of Austintown, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 
Select Specialty Hospital in Youngstown. 
Born July 30, 1945 in Warren, Ohio, Ken is the son of the late Roy and Shirley 
(Woodward) Bigler. 
Ken is a 1963 graduate of North Jackson and received a Bachelor’s Degree in 
Administration with a minor in Accounting from Youngstown State University in 
1970. Prior to retirement, Ken worked as a Cost Estimator for Copperweld, 
Shenango China and the Debartlo Corp. He also worked as laborer at Youngstown 
Steel Door and Kraftmaid, retiring in 2011. He was a member of Four Mile Run 
Church in Austintown and the Penn Ohio Singers Barber Shop. 
Ken is preceded in death by his parents. 
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 40 years, the former Mary Ann Dillon; 
his sons Kenneth Bigler Jr. and Mark Bigler; grandchildren Reece Heitsenrather, 
Matthew Marksberry and Cody Marksberry and beloved pup Boots. 
Private services will be held and Ken was laid to rest at Green Have Memorial 
Gardens. The family will honor Ken with a Memorial Service at a later date.

Sunday May 17, 2020

Obituary
Columbiana - Irene Helen Quinn, age 96, of Columbiana, died on Saturday, May 16, 
2020 at her home, surrounded by her family.

She was born on November 4, 1923 in Youngstown, OH, a daughter of the late 
William and Mary Ort Rodenbaugh.

Irene was a member of Eastern Star Miriam Chapter #278 and had belonged to 
countless church organizations.  She recently began attending St. Jude Roman 
Catholic Church, Columbiana.  She was an avid bowler and belonged to several 
different bowling leagues.  Irene enjoyed working in her yard, flower gardening and 
cooking.  In her early years, she enjoyed dancing with her husband and had 
belonged to the Starlight Dance Club.  Mostly, Irene enjoyed being a wife, mother, 
and grandmother.  She was completely devoted to the ones she loved.

Her husband, A. Donald Quinn, Jr. whom she married on November 17, 1940, 
preceded her in death on, August 20, 2004.

Irene is survived by her two daughters, Donna Mae Cannon of Columbiana, and 
Patricia "Pattie" Ann Bettura of Columbiana; son, Donald Allen (Mary Elizabeth) 
Quinn of Berlin Center; Thirteen grandchildren; twenty seven great grandchildren; 
eight great-great grandchildren, and her former son in-law, James Bettura of 
Columbiana.  She also leaves behind her best friend and partner in crime, 
grandson, Derek Randolph.

She was preceded in death by five sisters and four brothers.

The family will receive friends at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, 
Columbiana from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Sunday, May 24, 2020.  Due to the 
COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing will be followed as we ask people to pass 
through the funeral home using face mask protocol.

A Funereal Mass will be held on Monday, May 25, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Jude 
Roman Catholic Church, Columbiana with Father Christopher Cicero officiating.  
The church request that all attending use face mask protocol.

Entombment will be at Green Haven Memorial Gardens, Canfield.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Community Hospice, 2341 
East State St., Salem, OH 44460.

Sunday May 17, 2020

Obituary
HANOVERTON - Nancy Jane (Horner) Mountz, age 81 passed away Friday, May 
15, 2020 at Salem North Healthcare. She was born April 15, 1939 in Alliance to the 
late Maurice (Shorty) and Jeanette (Buck) Horner.

Nancy was a member of New Lebanon Presbyterian Church. She taught bible 
school, Sunday school and served as the church clerk for several years. Nancy 
loved spending time with her family, going to church, gardening and reading.

Nancy is survived by her daughter, Laurie (Jeffery) Thomas of Hanoverton; her son, 
Timothy (Bonnie) Richards of Crystal Springs, FL; her son-in-law, Randy Warne of 
Hiawassee, GA; step daughters, Linda (Howard) Webb, of Massillon, Sue Shaw, of 
Lisbon; step sons, Harvey (Cindy) Mountz, of Kensington, Joseph Mountz and 
Nancy Armstrong, of Kensington; a sister, Sandra (Rex) Blaine, of Rockford, IL. She 
is also survived by her loving grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great 
grandchildren.

Nancy is preceded in death by her first husband, Joseph Richards; second 
husband, Harold Mountz whom she married August 3, 1974; son, James Richards; 
daughter, Gail Warne; step son-in-law, Ed Shaw and granddaughter, Heather 
(Warne) Burg.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the family has decided to withhold services at this 
time. There will be a private burial held at a later date at the New Lebanon 
Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Arrangements are being entrusted to Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation 
Services.

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

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

Sunday May 17, 2020

Obituary
Columbiana - David G. Parker, Jr., age 33, of Columbiana, passed away 
unexpectedly on Thursday, May 14, 2020.

He was born on July 24, 1986 in Salem, OH.  a son of Shelly Fisher Parker Logan 
and David G. Parker, Sr.

David was a graduate of Crestview High School and double majored in both 
business and political science at Bowling Green State University where he received 
his bachelor’s degrees and belonged to the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity.  David 
also attended Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville, FL.  He was raised in 
the New Waterford United Methodist Church and was recently attending First 
Friends Church.  He was working as a sales tech at Verizon in Boardman where he 
received numerous awards in sales.  He enjoyed working out at the YMCA in 
Boardman as well as spending time in the outdoors.  David liked fishing, hunting, 
beaches and traveling.  Although he traveled all over the world, he loved the 
changes in season that comes with living in Ohio and never wanted to move away 
from what mattered most to him, his family and friends. He was loyal, 
compassionate, and hardworking.  He had dreams of starting a family of his own 
and raising his children on a farm in the country.  David will best be remembered as 
a loving son, brother, uncle, grandson, and friend.  He will be deeply missed by 
those who had the privilege of knowing him.

David is survived by his mother, Shelly Fisher Parker Logan of Columbiana; father, 
David “Greg” (Loria) Parker, Sr. of New Waterford; five sisters, Ashleigh Kennedy of 
Canfield, Rachael Parker of Marietta, OH, Alexis Logan of Columbiana, Nicole 
Logan of New Castle, PA, and Stephanie Palmer of Rogers; two brothers, Zechariah 
Parker of Columbiana, and Robert Logan of Columbiana.  Also surviving is his 
maternal grandmother, Dorothy Featherstone of Columbiana; Paternal grandmother, 
Dorothy Foutts of East Liverpool, and his paternal grandfather, Bob Logan of East 
Liverpool.

He was preceded in death by his father, Douglas Logan; his cousin and best friend, 
Jarid Fisher; maternal grandfather, Donald Featherstone, and his paternal 
grandfather, Jim Foutts.

The family will receive friends at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, 
Columbiana from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, 2020.  Due to the 
COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing will be followed as we ask people to pass 
through the funeral home using mask protocol.  

The family will be conducting a memorial celebration and tree planting ceremony on 
Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.  at David’s home, located at 228 South 
Bayshore Dr., Columbiana, OH.

Saturday May 16, 2020

Obituary
DAMASCUS – William “Bill” David Murphy, age 58, died Friday, May 15, 2020 at 
Salem Regional Medical Center. He was born September 3, 1961 in Salem, son of 
Gail Murphy and the late Donna (Rhodes) Murphy.

Bill was a 1980 graduate of West Branch High School. He worked as a tool and die 
maker for five years at Columbus McKinnon in Lisbon. Bill previously worked at 
Quaker Manufacturing and Sekely Industries, both in Salem. He loved cars and 
spending time with his grandchildren.

Survivors include his father, Gail Murphy of Damascus; four daughters, Andrea 
(Ryan) Lujan, Ashley (Melvin Javens) Murphy, Allyssa Murphy and Allison Murphy, 
all of Salem; mother of his children, Stacey Murphy of Salem; three brothers, Darrell 
(Kristi) Murphy of Portsmouth; James (Patty) Murphy of Salem and Donald Murphy 
of Damascus and grandchildren, Adalynn and Maverick Javens and his girlfriend, 
Sherrie Scott Biery of Canfield.

Public calling hours will be held from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at Stark 
Memorial. Friends and family with last names A-E may visit from 4:00-5:00 p.m.; F-
L, 5:00-6:00 p.m.; M-Q, 6:00-7:00 p.m. and R-Z, 7:00-8:00 p.m. For the safety of the 
Murphy family and visitors, please adhere to social distancing, bring your own mask 
and do not linger. A private service will be held Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at Stark 
Memorial followed by burial at Damascus Cemetery.

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

Also, those who are unable to attend the services are now able to share their 
respects and memories with the family with a recorded video message at 
https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs

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

Friday May 15, 2020

Obituary
CANFIELD-Saundra (Sauni) A. Cianciola passed away Tuesday evening, May 12, 
2020 at home. Sauni was born June 9, 1938 in Youngstown, the daughter of Glenn 
and Mabel (Clark) Thomas. Survived by her loving husband Vincent M. Cianciola 
with whom she shared 60 wonderful years of marriage. Her sons Jeffrey (Elizabeth) 
Cianciola of Canfield, Ohio and Timothy (Susan) Cianciola of Canfield Ohio and 
grandchildren Hannah, Timmy, Sydney and Sophia. She dedicated her life to 
helping others as a Registered Nurse. After graduating from the Trumbull Memorial 
Hospital School of Nursing in 1959, she worked as a Pediatric Nurse in Cleveland, 
Ohio before returning to Youngstown where she worked as the 
Hemophilia/Oncology coordinator for the Western Reserve Care System. She 
worked tirelessly to raise funding in support of her patients during the early years of 
the AIDS crisis. She was an Active Board Officer and Fund Coordinator for The 
Silver Lining Cancer Fund as well as Hospice of the Valley. In retirement, she was 
an active member of the Youngstown Country Club, where she enjoyed playing golf 
and tennis. In addition, she was involved in the numerous book clubs, garden clubs 
and actively supported the Friends of Fellows Riverside Gardens. Throughout her 
life, she loved to travel with family and friends learning about different cultures and 
enjoying new experiences. The family plans a celebration of her life at a later date, 
which all will be welcome to attend. The family requests that all memorial 
contributions be made to the Silver Lining Cancer Fund, P.O. Box 401, Canfield, 
Ohio 44406. Arrangements are by the Lane Family Funeral Homes-Canfield 
Chapel.

Friday May 15, 2020

Obituary
Leonard J. Bretcko, 66 

Leonard J. Bretcko, 66 of Austintown died Thursday evening at Oasis Center for 
Rehabilitation and Healing, Youngstown. Leonard was born July 24, 1953 in 
McKeesport, PA, a son of the late John S. and Mary A. (Zupkow) Bretcko. Leonard 
grew up in Clairton, PA, graduating from Clairton High School and Community 
College of Allegheny County. He came to this area in 1997 and was the Director of 
Construction for the Cafaro Company for over 20 years, retiring in 2017. He enjoyed 
shooting pool and fishing. Leonard loved the beach, especially the family vacations 
to Hilton Head. He leaves his wife, the former Pamela Paterson, whom he married 
April 30, 1977; his daughter, Hillary Bretcko of Los Angeles, CA; his son, Ian 
Bretcko of Struthers and a grandson, Liam. Leonard also leaves a sister, Barbara 
Bretcko of Highland Park, New Jersey. Besides his parents, Leonard was preceded 
in death by a sister, Diane White. There will be a memorial service at a later date. 
The family requests material tributes take the form of contributions to the 
Alzheimer’s Association East Ohio Are Chapter, 3711 Star Centre Dr., Suite 4, 
Canfield, OH 44406

Friday May 15, 2020

Obituary
Hubbard - Shirley. A. Williams, 87, passed away Tuesday evening, May 12, 2020 at 
Beeghly Oaks Center in Youngstown. 
Shirley was born on March 1, 1933 in Youngstown, a daughter of the late George 
“Bud” and Theresa (Filtz) Wiscott. 
She was a 1951 graduate of East High School. Shortly after high school, she 
married her husband of 53 years, Erold D. “Willie” Williams on January 16, 1954. 
She was an NRA Certified to teach Pistol, Shotgun, Rifle, Personal Protection, and 
At Home with Firearms. She is also certified to act as Range Safety Officer. She 
became a Line Coach in 1982, became certified to teach in 1984, and became 
Head Instructor in 1990 until present. She is a member of the Fish and Game Club 
in Vienna, NRA, Ohio Gun Collectors, Ducks Unlimited, and Trumbull County 
Federation of Sportsman’s Club where she has served as Treasurer for 20 years 
and was named Sportsman of the Year in 2014. She is also a member of the 
Citizens Committee for the Right to Bear Arms, the Consumer Report Foundation, 
Heritage Foundation, the Tea Party Patriots, Telephone Pioneers, 757 Veterans 
Association, the Buckeye State Sheriff’s Association, German Hungarian 
Maennerchor from 1954 to 1983. 
She enjoyed volunteering at the VA Clinic on Belmont Ave., sewing, crafts, 
ceramics, cake decorating, and shirt painting. 
Shirley will be deeply missed by her children, Michael (Martha Aiello) Williams, 
Erold D. “Butch” Williams Jr., and Sheryl (John Brown) Bennett; grandchildren, 
Theresa Bennett, Kevin Williams, Ashley Williams, Eric Williams, and Christopher 
Williams; three great-grandchildren; and her brother Ronald (Sally) Wiscott. 
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved Husband Erold 
Williams, who passed away April 6, 2007; and her grandson Sean Williams. 
Services for Shirley are Private and burial will take place at St. John’s Cemetery in 
Coitsville. 
Arrangements 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 May 15, 2020

Obituary
Michael J Coffey Sr passed away peacefully Friday, May 15, 2020. 
He was born August 29 ,1948 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, a son of John and 
Gertrude Weeks Coffey. 
Mike was a 1967 graduate of Winnacunnet High school in Hampton, NH. He 
enlisted and served in the Air Force from 1968 to 1971. He was awarded the 
Airman's medal, which is the highest non-combat medal given by the Air Force for 
courageous and humanitarian actions during an emergency at Hickam AFB Hawaii, 
where he was a jet engine mechanic. 
After discharge, he moved to Ohio and in 1975 enlisted in the Air Force Reserves 
910th Airlift Wing, at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station and proudly served until 
retiring in 1998 as a master sergeant with a total of 27 years of service. He often 
said he would do it all again if he could. 
Mike also was employed as a civil servant in Civil Engineering working in the 
carpenter shop and he was also a lock smith, at Youngstown Air Reserve station, 
retiring in 1999. 
In his spare time, he enjoyed woodworking and tinkering in his garage. He could fix 
anything and if he didn't know how, he would figure it out. He loved camping and 
spending time with family. He had a great sense of humor and always had a witty 
remark to every situation. 
He leaves his wife, Jean Loutzenhiser, whom he married June 26, 1971. His 
children, Julie Coffey of Bazetta, Heather Michael of Johnston, and Michael Jr of 
Bazetta. Eight grandchildren, Trenton, Reilly, Garrett, Freddie, Elyse, Devin, Jesse, 
and Jenna. 5 sisters, Janice (Chuck) Bradley, Martha Ahlquist and Alison (Harold) 
Janvrin all of NH, Sharon (Gary) Main and Beth (Brad) Walker both of Florida, and a 
brother, John of Rhode Island, and many nieces and nephews. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, grandson, Ethan Michael Coffey, two 
brothers in law, Chuck Alquist and Brian Loutzenhiser. 
Due to the covid, safe practices will be followed. Friends may call Wednesday from 
4-6PM at the Lane Funeral Home, Shafer-Winans Chapel in Cortland where friends 
will be greeted in their vehicles as they pass by the family. Funeral and military 
honors will be private. Interment in All Souls Cemetery. 
Any donations can be made to Wounded Warriors Project, PO Box 758541, Topeka, 
Ks 66675 or DAV (Disabled American Veterans) PO Box 14301 Cincinnati Ohio 
45250 in Mike's memory

Friday May 15, 2020

Obituary
Michael J Coffey Sr passed away peacefully Friday, May 15, 2020. 
He was born August 29 ,1948 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, a son of John and 
Gertrude Weeks Coffey. 
Mike was a 1967 graduate of Winnacunnet High school in Hampton, NH. He 
enlisted and served in the Air Force from 1968 to 1971. He was awarded the 
Airman's medal, which is the highest non-combat medal given by the Air Force for 
courageous and humanitarian actions during an emergency at Hickam AFB Hawaii, 
where he was a jet engine mechanic. 
After discharge, he moved to Ohio and in 1975 enlisted in the Air Force Reserves 
910th Airlift Wing, at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station and proudly served until 
retiring in 1998 as a master sergeant with a total of 27 years of service. He often 
said he would do it all again if he could. 
Mike also was employed as a civil servant in Civil Engineering working in the 
carpenter shop and he was also a lock smith, at Youngstown Air Reserve station, 
retiring in 1999. 
In his spare time, he enjoyed woodworking and tinkering in his garage. He could fix 
anything and if he didn't know how, he would figure it out. He loved camping and 
spending time with family. He had a great sense of humor and always had a witty 
remark to every situation. 
He leaves his wife, Jean Loutzenhiser, whom he married June 26, 1971. His 
children, Julie Coffey of Bazetta, Heather Michael of Johnston, and Michael Jr of 
Bazetta. Eight grandchildren, Trenton, Reilly, Garrett, Freddie, Elyse, Devin, Jesse, 
and Jenna. 5 sisters, Janice (Chuck) Bradley, Martha Ahlquist and Alison (Harold) 
Janvrin all of NH, Sharon (Gary) Main and Beth (Brad) Walker both of Florida, and a 
brother, John of Rhode Island, and many nieces and nephews. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, grandson, Ethan Michael Coffey, two 
brothers in law, Chuck Alquist and Brian Loutzenhiser. 
Due to the covid, safe practices will be followed. Friends may call Wednesday from 
4-6PM at the Lane Funeral Home, Shafer-Winans Chapel in Cortland where friends 
will be greeted in their vehicles as they pass by the family. Funeral and military 
honors will be private. Interment in All Souls Cemetery. 
Any donations can be made to Wounded Warriors Project, PO Box 758541, Topeka, 
Ks 66675 or DAV (Disabled American Veterans) PO Box 14301 Cincinnati Ohio 
45250 in Mike's memory

Friday May 15, 2020

Obituary
Patricia Jean “Pat” Buckler, 90 of Howland Township and formerly of Fowler Twp. 
went home to be with the Lord Thursday morning, May 14, 2020, at Trumbull 
Regional Medical Center. She was born December 30, 1929 in Spencerville, Ohio, 
the daughter of the late Evan A. and Jean Smith Hanley. 

Patricia was a 1947 graduate of Spencerville High School. She worked for several 
years for telephone companies in Ohio as an operator and secretarial staff. She 
also worked in Cortland for the Linville family at their Ohio BMV auto title registrar 
location. 

Patricia trusted in her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and had been a member of the 
Fowler Community Church, where she played the piano for numerous years and 
had served as church treasurer. She also played the piano and organ at the 
Spencerville United Methodist Church many years ago. Patricia was a member of 
the Order of the Eastern Star Opal Chapter No. 181 in Cortland for over 70 years, 
the Trumbull County Republican Womens Club and the Trumbull County Literary 
Club. She enjoyed needlepoint and crocheting. 

She is survived by three sons, R. Bruce (Janice) Buckler of Niles, John E. (Michelle) 
Buckler, with whom she made her home in Howland and Edward S. Buckler of 
Niles; four grandchildren, Janelle Buckler, Shana (Eric) Buckler-Lewis, Alexander 
Buckler and Joe Hall and one great grandson, Christian Buckler. 

Her husband of 46 years, Robert R. "Bob" Buckler, whom she married April 3, 1954 
preceded her in death July 24, 2000. One brother, Bruce Hanley also preceded in 
death.

Private family services will be held on Monday, May 18, 2020 at Lane Family 
Funeral Homes, Shafer-Winans Chapel in Cortland. Burial will be at Hillside 
Cemetery in Bazetta. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Shriner’s Children’s 
Hospital, 1645 W. 8th St., Erie, Pa. 16505 or to the Bella Women’s Center, 1192 
North Rd. N.E., Warren,OH 44483. Online condolences may be made to the family 
the obituary viewed at www.shaferwinanschapel.com

Friday May 15, 2020

Obituary
North Lima – George Stanislaw, Jr., age 89 of North Lima, passed away on May 13, 
2020 at Mercy Health St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital.

He was born on June 12, 1930 in McKeesport, PA., a son of the late George and 
Helen Lucondi Stanislaw, Sr.

George was a graduate of McKeesport High School where he studied to be an 
artist.  After high school, George served in the United States Army as a Sergeant in 
the 2nd (Indian Head) Division during the Korean War.  He carved out a career as a 
commercial sign painter and was the owner and operator of Stanislaw Signs in 
McKeesport, PA and later opened Stanislaw Graphic Signs in Florida.  George also 
worked for Mason, Schaffer, and Rhoades where he worked on the first nuclear 
reactor in Shippingport, PA. George also worked on the reactor for the nuclear 
submarine, the U.S.S. Nautilus (SSN-571), that completed a submerged transit of 
the North Pole in 1958.

George was a member of the V.F.W. Post 10539 (Big Lake), Okeechobee, FL.  He 
was a proud Mason and a member of the Shidle Lodge #601.  He enjoyed snow 
skiing, playing tennis, golfing, and sailing.

He is survived by his wife, Jacqueline Wise Stanislaw, whom he married on 
September 28, 1973; two sons, Keith (Jane) Stanislaw of Bethel Park, PA, and 
Albert (Marjorie) Stanislaw of Jeannette, PA; four grandchildren, Keith Stanislaw, Jr., 
Nadine (Eli) Zini, Matthew Stanislaw, and Jessica Stanislaw; four great-
grandchildren, Christian and Caitlan Stanislaw, and Ella Grace and Theodore 
George Zini.  Also surviving are his two brothers, James Stanislaw of Port Vue, PA, 
and Edward Stanislaw of Richmond, OH.

George was preceded in death by three brothers, John, Chuck, and Pete Stanislaw, 
and by two sisters, Mary Ann Styche, and Vera Mae Bondi.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the family will be holding private services at the 
Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana, on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 
with Pastor Jan Winnale officiating.  Burial will follow at the Columbiana Cemetery 
where military services will be accorded by the Benjamin Firestone Post #290, 
American Legion. 

A public memorial service will be announced at a later date.

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

Friday May 15, 2020

Obituary
North Lima – George Stanislaw, Jr., age 89 of North Lima, passed away on May 13, 
2020 at Mercy Health St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital.

He was born on June 12, 1930 in McKeesport, PA., a son of the late George and 
Helen Lucondi Stanislaw, Sr.

George was a graduate of McKeesport High School where he studied to be an 
artist.  After high school, George served in the United States Army as a Sergeant in 
the 2nd (Indian Head) Division during the Korean War.  He carved out a career as a 
commercial sign painter and was the owner and operator of Stanislaw Signs in 
McKeesport, PA and later opened Stanislaw Graphic Signs in Florida.  George also 
worked for Mason, Schaffer, and Rhoades where he worked on the first nuclear 
reactor in Shippingport, PA. George also worked on the reactor for the nuclear 
submarine, the U.S.S. Nautilus (SSN-571), that completed a submerged transit of 
the North Pole in 1958.

George was a member of the V.F.W. Post 10539 (Big Lake), Okeechobee, FL.  He 
was a proud Mason and a member of the Shidle Lodge #601.  He enjoyed snow 
skiing, playing tennis, golfing, and sailing.

He is survived by his wife, Jacqueline Wise Stanislaw, whom he married on 
September 28, 1973; two sons, Keith (Jane) Stanislaw of Bethel Park, PA, and 
Albert (Marjorie) Stanislaw of Jeannette, PA; four grandchildren, Keith Stanislaw, Jr., 
Nadine (Eli) Zini, Matthew Stanislaw, and Jessica Stanislaw; four great-
grandchildren, Christian and Caitlan Stanislaw, and Ella Grace and Theodore 
George Zini.  Also surviving are his two brothers, James Stanislaw of Port Vue, PA, 
and Edward Stanislaw of Richmond, OH.

George was preceded in death by three brothers, John, Chuck, and Pete Stanislaw, 
and by two sisters, Mary Ann Styche, and Vera Mae Bondi.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the family will be holding private services at the 
Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana, on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 
with Pastor Jan Winnale officiating.  Burial will follow at the Columbiana Cemetery 
where military services will be accorded by the Benjamin Firestone Post #290, 
American Legion. 

A public memorial service will be announced at a later date.

Friday May 15, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – Roger Lee Clay Sr., age 80 died Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at Salem 
Regional Medical Center. He was born January 9, 1940 in Salem, son of the late 
Oscar and Dorothy (Schaal) Clay.

Roger worked as a maintenance electrician in Los Angeles, California. He lived in 
Los Angeles for 20 years, then moved to Maui, Hawaii. Although he struggled with 
Multiple Sclerosis for many years, he loved tinkering in his workshop for hours on 
end. Every single day in Maui was paradise to Roger. He and his wife returned to 
Salem in 2010 to reunite with their families.

Survivors include his wife, Sharon (McCartney) Clay, whom he married August 9, 
1960; his only son, who was his pride and joy, Roger Clay Jr. of Hawaii; and a sister, 
Karen Conrad of Toledo.

Besides his parents, a brother, Richard, and one sister, Jean also preceded him in 
death.

No services will be held.

Those who are unable to attend the services are now able to share their respects 
and memories with the family with a recorded video message at 
www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs

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

Friday May 15, 2020

Obituary
Carol E. Carpenter, 79, of Beloit loving wife, mother, grandmother and great 
grandmother earned her wings on May 14, 2020. Carol was born to the late Curtis 
and Evelyn (Fontain) Yarian on February 2, 1941 in Alliance, Ohio.

Carol is survived by her husband of 60 years Burl Carpenter whom she married 
August 1, 1959; daughters Vicki Bailey (Clifford Scott) and Leigh (Kevin) Hurford; 
grandchildren Heather (Chad) Johnson, Amy (Troy) Adams, Jerrid (Melinda) Bailey, 
Kimberly Parker, Kayla (Nate) Hall and Joshua Hurford; great grandchildren Luke 
and Lilly Johnson, Trent, Austin, and Aubree Adams, Maddie, Allie and Jake Bailey, 
Blake, Bailey, Bryce, Myles and Maizy Parker, and Jourdyn Hall due to arrive in 
November. She is also survived by a large family and many close friends who she 
loved dearly. Besides her parents Carol was preceded in death by brothers Paul 
and Dwight Yarian, father and mother in-law Floyd and Sharlet Carpenter and a 
son-in-law Jerry Bailey.

Carol was a 1959 graduate of Alliance High School and attended Malone College. 
She had a wide array of careers and hobbies including cake decorating and 
seamstress work. She will be sadly missed by many who called her "Lil Nana" and 
"Lil Carol."

A private family service for immediate family will be held at Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown 
Funeral Home on Sunday from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM with Pastor Rick Brendlinger 
officiating. You might 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.

Friday May 15, 2020

Obituary
James R. Adams, age 82, of Louisville, OH passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, 
May 13, 2020 in his home surrounded by his family. He was a loving husband, 
father and grandfather who cared deeply about his family and enjoyed spending 
time together. He was born November 14, 1937 to the late Cyril and Florence 
(Miller) Adams. Jim was a graduate of Central Catholic High School and a long-time 
and faithful member of St. Louis Catholic Church in Louisville. He worked many 
years for the Timken Co. as a machinist and finished his working career as a plant 
manager retiring from The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. in 1998. He was a 
member of the Ohio National Guard and more recently the Louisville American 
Legion and VFW. Jim was the treasurer for the Little Leopards for many years and 
was proud to be a founding member of the Louisville Youth Football Memorial 
Scholarship.

Jim is survived by his wife of 59 years, Donna (Vinci) Adams; two daughters, 
Debbie (Brian) Bricker, Kathy (Todd) Collins; a son, Jeff (Paula) Adams; two 
brothers, Tom (Becky) Adams, Bill (Thada) Adams; a brother-in-law, Frank Retrosi; 
six grandchildren, Lauren and Kristen Bricker, Christopher and Makayla Collins, 
Colby and Brooke Adams. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, 
Marianne Retrosi and a brother, David Adams.

A private showing for immediate family will be held on Monday, May 18 at Stier-
Israel Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian burial for friends and family will be held at 
10:30am on Thursday, May 28th in St. Louis Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. Robert 
Miller officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name may be made 
to St. Louis Church, 300 N. Chapel St. Louisville, OH 44641. Online condolences 
may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com 

                                        Stier-Israel Funeral Home

Friday May 15, 2020

Obituary
BERLIN CENTER – Joanne Fowler, age 84 died Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at Crandall 
Medical Center in Sebring. She was born May 30, 1935 in Canton, daughter of the 
late Lynn Edson and Helen Christine (Koehler) Hawkins.

Joanne was a 1953 graduate of Berlin Center High School. She was a dedicated 
mother first and foremost. She treasured her children and embraced every moment 
with them. Joanne especially loved her role as Nana and enjoyed her grandchildren 
and great grandchildren immensely. She was an avid reader and enjoyed cooking 
and baking.

Her husband, Robert Lee Fowler whom she married February 7, 1958 preceded her 
in death October 6, 1997.

Survivors include two sons, Lee (Jackie) Fowler of Berlin Center and Brent (Lisa) 
Fowler of Lykens, PA; two daughters, Kara Fowler of Berlin Center and Christine 
(Terry) Hill of Jefferson; nine grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. She also 
leaves numerous nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents and husband, a son, Craig Fowler; two brothers, Lee R. 
Hawkins and Dr. Lynn K. Hawkins also preceded her in death.

No services will be held. Burial will be at West Cemetery in Berlin Center.

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

Those who are unable to attend the services are now able to share their respects 
and memories with the family with a recorded video message at 
www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs

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

Thursday May 14, 2020

Obituary
Paul F. Moracco, 67, passed away Monday evening, May 11, 2020 following a long 
illness at his home in Liberty. He was born August 20, 1952 in Warren to the late 
Fred and Anna (Wehr) Moracco. Paul was a lifelong valley resident. He was a 1970 
graduate of Western Reserve Schools. He proudly devoted the majority of his adult 
life to serving the community in various capacities. He started working at the 
Canfield Fairgrounds in 1979 in the maintenance department under then Grounds 
Superintendent Homer Miller. He worked there for the majority of his adult life, 
eventually succeeding Homer upon his retirement, to become the Grounds 
Superintendent for 32 years. He served for more than a decade as a Canfield 
Township trustee. He finished his career working in maintenance at Kent City 
Schools and greatly enjoyed his encounters with all the young men and women he 
encountered there, especially the friends of his niece and nephew Danielle and Matt 
who went to school there. He was a truly humble man who would tell you that he 
was just a simple farm boy. He loved to help anywhere and anyone he could. He 
was very proud of all the young lives he got to touch as a first boss of so many at 
the Fairgrounds, and loved getting to see them and their families and the adults they 
had grown into. Many former employees will quickly tell you how great an influence 
he had on who they became. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, the former 
Robin Wells, whom he married on January 14, 1975; three sons, Paul (Jessica) of 
Lowellville, Jeffrey (Kelly) of Liberty, Greggory (Amber) of Dallas TX, and a 
daughter, Amanda of Columbus; his brothers Earl and Tony, and sister Kathy; his 
three grandchildren, Dominic, Brady, and Maddie; his father-in-law (his best bud) 
Donald Wells and a number of nieces and nephews with whom he shared a special 
bond. He was preceded in death by his parents and his mother-in-law Barbara 
(Weingart) Wells. 
Per his wishes a private service will be held for the family. Arrangements were 
handled by Lane Family Funeral Homes.

Thursday May 14, 2020

Obituary
James Cheers, 71 of Austintown, Ohio was called to glory on May 10, 2020. He 
passed away peacefully in his home. A man of honor and distinguish, Jim was born 
in Charleston, Mississippi on July 18, 1948 and was raised in Detroit Michigan 
where he was educated in the Detroit Public School System. After high school, he 
served his country in the US Navy (1967-1971) receiving a National Defense 
Service Medal. He later worked in the music and banking industries. He was also a 
photographer. Jim accepted Christ at an early age and was a member of Believers 
Church in Warren, Ohio where Pastor Bill Carter presides. He leaves to cherish his 
memory his wife, Deb Mayer Cheers, 11 children, six siblings and a host of 
grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. The family has 
entrusted the funeral service to Lane Family Funeral Home in Youngstown, Ohio. A 
private service will be held on May 14, 2020. The service will be live streamed. 
Loved ones can contact the family for details. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there 
will not be a public visitation.

Thursday May 14, 2020

Obituary
William D. Darnley Jr. 

William D. Darnley Jr. passed away on Saturday, May 9, 2020. He was born July 31, 
1953 to William D. and Betty Jo (Klein) Darnley, Sr. of Carnegie, Pennsylvania. He 
was a a proud Vietnam Veteran. He was a member of Teamster Union Local 377. 
Retiring in 2015 after 37 years. Known by fellow drivers and friends as “Wild Bill.” 
He enjoyed his Harley, golfing and fishing but most importantly, he loved spending 
time with his family. Bill leaves his wife, the former Catherine A. Aber, whom he 
married December 2, 1978; a daughter, Erica (Matt) Grove of Sharon; three sons, 
William D. “Billy” (Breanne) Darnley, III of Port Hatchineha, Florida, Scott (Danielle) 
Darnley of North Jackson, Mackenzie “Mac” Darnley of Austintown; two sisters, 
Suzanne (Dave) Reimold of Jamestown, PA, Taffy Baker of Transfer, PA and nine 
grandchildren Emily, Olivia, Sydney, Faith, Chase, Sierra, Dakota, Lilly and Willow. 
Besides his parents, William was preceded in death by a sister, Deborah Kincaid. 

Romans 14:8 states, “For if we live, we live unto the Lord: and if we die, we die unto 
the Lord.” The only comfort and security we have in this life is that we belong to the 
Lord. Bill was merely lent to us as a son, a brother, a husband, a father and a friend 
until the Lord called him home. All who love him will truly miss him, and we will 
always carry him in our hearts. 

A Celebration of Life will be held by Black Canyon City Community Church on 
Facebook 
Friends and family may view this obituary and give their condolences at 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com

Thursday May 14, 2020

Obituary
Linda L. (Prichard) Tomblin, passed away Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at Crandall 
Medical Center. 
Linda was born January 12, 1946, to the late Walker and Ruby (Cotton) Prichard. 
She moved to Ohio with her husband Leo W. Tomblin in 1966. Linda was a home 
maker and stay at home mother. She enjoyed listening to music, camping and 
family. Linda leaves her husband Leo W. Tomblin of Berlin Center, along with, two 
daughters, Ada “Susie” (Richard) Barry of Lake Milton, Robin M. Tomblin of Berlin 
Center, and a son Steven L. Tomblin of Berlin Center. She also leaves three 
grandchildren Kyle (Morgan) Barry, Sarah-Jane Barry and Mackenzie Tomblin; a 
sister Garnet “Gail” West of Sebring, Ohio, three brothers, Roger (Debbie) Prichard 
of Ironton, Ohio, Walker-Ray (Brenda) Prichard of Edison, Ohio, and William (Sue) 
Prichard of Texas and many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents Linda was 
preceded in death by a sister Mary “Jane” Tomblin. Private services were held and 
Linda was laid to rest at Green Haven Memorial Gardens.

Thursday May 14, 2020

Obituary
POLAND – Gerald DeCerbo, age 81 died Monday, May 11, 2020 at Beeghly Oaks 
Medical Center in Boardman. He was born July 27, 1938 in Lawrence County, 
Pennsylvania, son of the late John and Roseann (Gemma) DeCerbo.

Gerald was of the Catholic faith.

Survivors include two sons, Mathew DeCerbo and Anthony Decerbo, both of 
Canfield; a stepson, David Wright of Salem; three step grandchildren and two step 
great grandchildren.

Also, those who are unable to attend the services are now able to share their 
respects and memories with the family with a recorded video message at 
https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs

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

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

Thursday May 14, 2020


Thursday May 14, 2020

Obituary
Helen Gott, 97, of Homeworth, passed away at 10:04 p.m., Wednesday, May 13, 
2020, at Crandall Medical Center in Sebring.

  She was born October 7, 1922, in Johnson City, NY, to John and Maria Sedlacek.

  Helen was a homemaker, devoting her life to her family.

  Survivors include daughters; Joan (Dennis) Pugleise of Amherst, Mary Lou Gott of 
Columbus, Kim Shepherd of Homeworth; sons, Neil Gott of Colorado, Tim (Connie) 
Gott of Homeworth; 7 grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren; 9 great- grandchildren; 
and 1 step-great-grandson.

  In addition to her parents, Helen was preceded in death by her husband Howard 
Gott, whom she married January 24, 1942 and who died June 30, 1997; sisters, 
Sophie Roberts, and Marge Stanko; and brother, Louie Sedlacek.

  A private family service will be held Tuesday May 19, 2020. Interment will be at 
Highland Memorial Park.

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

Thursday May 14, 2020

Obituary
Penny Mosier, age 58, of Alliance, passed away at 6:19 a.m., Wednesday, May 13, 
2020, at her home.

  She was born January 6, 1962, in Steubenville to Virgil and Betty Lee (Wade) 
Montgomery.

  Penny attended Alliance High School and spent her life devoted to her family as a 
homemaker.

    She was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church.  Penny enjoyed reading the 
Bible, doodling, and spending time with her family.

  Survivors include her husband James R. Mosier, whom she married December 22, 
1989; daughter, Brooke Montgomery of Alliance; sister, Dianna (Robert) Nuzum of 
Alliance; two nieces and two nephews.

  Penny was preceded in death by her parents.

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

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

Thursday May 14, 2020

Obituary
Thelma Greiner, age 103, of Alliance passed away Wednesday May 13, 2020, at 
Crandall Medical Center in Sebring.

  She was born May 20, 1916, in North Jackson, Ohio to Albert J. and Emma V. 
(Spell) Shultz.

 Thelma grew up in Alliance, graduating from Alliance High in 1935. She graduated 
in 1938 from Mount Union College and was a member of the Alpha Chi Omega 
Sorority. She spent her life as an educator in the Alliance, Columbus and West 
Branch school districts.

  She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church for 93 years, where she was 
active in the Crusaders Sunday School class and United Methodist Women. Thelma 
was active in the community as a charter member and past president of Stark 
County Dental Auxiliary, past president of Alliance Garden Club and the Belleflower 
Garden Club, Postscript, past president of Alpha Chi Omega, member of City 
Panhellenic, Alliance Country Club. She also served as a former board member of 
the Alliance Woman’s Club, and the YWCA.

  Survivors include her son, James J. (Jill) Greiner of Alliance; daughter, Melinda 
(Art) Bradley of Warne, NC; grandchildren, Michael (Jamie) Greiner, and Julie 
Greiner.  

  Preceding her in death were her parents; and husband, Dr. Joseph C. Greiner who 
passed away in 1975; sisters, Kathryn Plajer, and Lilyan Johns; and friend Wayne 
Jenkins.

 Private service will be held on May 20, 2020. A memorial service will be held at a 
later date. Interment will be held at Alliance City Cemetery.

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

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

Wednesday May 13, 2020

Obituary
Masury – Ruth E. Brooks, 80, passed away May 10, 2020 at Hospice House. Ruth 
was born on March 2, 1940 in Smithton, PA, a daughter of the late Belmont and 
Della Stinebaugh. 

She was a graduate of Rostraver High School and shortly after, she married the 
love of her life Edwin Brooks on June 11, 1960. 

She was a member of Rust City Church in Niles. She enjoyed shopping and 
spending time with family; especially while traveling. 

Ruth will be deeply missed by her loving husband Edwin; her daughters, Terri (Ron) 
Yendrek and Kelly (Dan) Huscroft; grandchildren, Caitlyn (Cameron) Richter, Emily 
Gibson, Alyssa Huscroft, Alexis Huscroft, and Nate Huscroft; and great-
granddaughter, Olivia Richter. 
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Aretta Greenawald; 
and brothers, Fredrick and Kenneth Stinebaugh. 

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

Memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude’s Children Hospital.

Wednesday May 13, 2020

Obituary
CANFIELD- Juanita “Nita” Kiss, 76 of Canfield, passed away Tuesday, May 12, 
2020 in her home. Nita was born December 27, 1943 in Logan, West Virginia the 
daughter of the late Howard and Marie (Fowler) Workman. She enjoyed being with 
her family, especially her grandchildren. Nita was the most loving wife, mother, 
sister and caring grandmother and will be sadly missed by her son John David 
(Faith Roth) Kiss; a sister Millie (Paul) Dourm; a brother Donald (Janice) Workman; 
five grandchildren Scott, Deanna, Anthony, Tabatha and Robert and four great 
grandchildren. Besides her parents, Nita was preceded in death by her husband, 
Laszlo “Lou” Kiss whom she married October 3, 1964 and died December 26, 2009, 
her daughter Dianna Lou Noble, and her great granddaughter Izzy. Private services 
were held and Nita was laid to rest next to her husband at North Jackson Cemetery.

Wednesday May 13, 2020

Obituary
SEBRING – Beatrice Ethel Lutz, age 96, formerly of Salem died Tuesday, May 12, 
2020 at Aultman Alliance Community Hospital in Alliance. She went home to the 
loving arms of her Lord and Savior. She was born May 11, 1921 in Salem, daughter 
of the late William Leroy and Irene Katy (Miles) Hively.

Beatrice was a member of Concord Church where she served at a deacon, trustee, 
church organist and choir director and served on Goshen Grange Extension. She 
enjoyed bowling, cards, games, gardening and many crafts.

Her husband, John K. Lutz whom she married June 18, 1954 preceded her in death 
February 5, 2005 and her first husband, Harold (Shorty) Morrow preceded her in 
death October 8, 1952.

Survivors include a son, James K. (Jill) Lutz of Salem; two daughters, Sharon L. 
(Dyer) Scott of Mt. Pleasant, MI and Betsy J. (Ted) Bell Bates of Salem; a brother, 
Robert (Elva) Hively; six grandchildren, Kelley (Warnel Alcantara) Scott, Justin 
Scott, Trevor (Bonnie) Scott, Carrie Scott, Ty (Denise) Scott and Jennifer (Brian) 
Neal and six great grandchildren, Jayden, Jonah, Jax, Isabell, Bradyn and Hannah.

Besides her parents and husbands, a brother, Eugene Hively and two sisters, 
Genevieve Steves and Mary Lou Wolfe also preceded her in death.

A private service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, May 16, 2020 at Stark Memorial 
with Pastor Joyce Reynolds officiating. Burial at Bunker Hill Cemetery in Beloit.

Memorial contributions may be made to Concord Church, 10013 Salem Warren Rd., 
Salem, OH 44460.

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

Also, those who are unable to attend the services are now able to share their 
respects and memories with the family with a recorded video message at 
https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs

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

Wednesday May 13, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – Alfred “Freddie” DiCesare, age 91 died Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at Salem 
Regional Medical Center. He was born July 15, 1928 in Ossining, New York, son of 
the late Agostino and Leonilda (DiBerardine) DiCesare.

Freddie served in the United States Army during World War II. He retired from Lake 
Park Manufacturing in Sebring and previously worked at Globe Packing in Salem 
and Royal China in Sebring. Freddie was of the Catholic faith. He was previously a 
member of the Eagles and enjoyed fishing and camping.

Survivors include two sons, Gus (Janice) DiCesare and Richard DiCesare; sister, 
Josephine Grabco of Warren; two grandchildren, Anthony (Stacy) DiCesare and 
Nicholas (Brittany Rhodes) DiCesare and great grandson, Lucas DiCesare.

Besides his parents, his companion of 45 years, Mary Ellen Gilbey; siblings, Robert, 
Batiste, Nancy, Theresa, Clara, Jack, Leo and Gingy; granddaughter, Stephanie 
DiCesare and great granddaughter, Destiny also preceded him in death.

A private service will be held at 12 Noon Saturday, May 16, 2020 at Stark Memorial 
with Father Robert Edwards officiating. Private calling hours will be held from 10:00 
a.m. – Noon prior to the service Saturday. Burial will be at Hope Cemetery.

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

Also, those who are unable to attend the services are now able to share their 
respects and memories with the family with a recorded video message at 
https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs

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

Wednesday May 13, 2020

Obituary

Byron Knight, age 67, died on Wed., April 8, 2020 at Aultman Hospital. He was a 
loving husband and
grandfather and had many family and friends. He was of the Christian faith and a 
member of Sebring
Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include his wife Cynthia Knight of the home. One son Jeffrey (Bridget) 
Knight of Middleburg
Heights, Ohio. Two granddaughters, Emily and Abigail Knight. Two sisters Odessa 
Shaver and Alberta
Knight. Former wife Rebecca Davison.
He was proceeded in death by his parents.
Arrangements are by Cassidy-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home, 75 S. Union Ave., 
Alliance, OH 44601.
Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be planned for a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Sebring Presbyterian Church.

Tuesday May 12, 2020

Obituary
Ruth Elsa (Anderson) Ragan, 82 passed away on May 8, 2020 at Park Vista of 
Youngstown. She was born on August 15, 1937 in Youngstown, the only daughter of 
Carl and Clara Perry Anderson. 
Ruth was employed by Eich Brothers Insurance Agency as an office manager. A 
woman of faith, she was an active member of Bethel Lutheran Church where she 
served as president of Welca Women’s Organization. Ruth was a member of the 
church choir and a Sunday school teacher for 25 years. She served countless 
funeral dinners and spent time visiting church members who were home bound. 
Ruth volunteered her time delivering Meals on Wheels and helping with the 
kindergarten and first grade classes at South Range Schools. She and her husband 
Andrew enjoyed bowling with the GCU Bowling League. Most importantly Ruth 
loved spending time with her family. 
Ruth will be missed by her husband of 49 years Andrew Ragan whom she married 
February 14, 1971; her children Amil (Ann) Dinsio Jr., Cindy (Mike) Wilson and Keith 
Ragan; her grandchildren Spencer Wilson, Jonah Wilson, Andrew Burns and Holly 
Dinsio. She also leaves her brother David (Joann) Anderson. 
She was preceded in death by her daughters Debbie Dinsio and Christina Mills and 
brothers Donald Anderson, Dick Anderson, and James Anderson. 
Private graveside services were held for the family with burial at Lake Park 
Cemetery. 
Memorial donations in Ruth’s memory can be made to Bethel Lutheran Church, 425 
Crestview Drive, Youngstown, Ohio 44512. 
Please visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to leave condolences to the family.

Tuesday May 12, 2020

Obituary
Darriel "Bill" West, 86 

Darriel West, 86 of North Jackson died Sunday morning at St. Elizabeth Health 
Center, Boardman. Darriel, known as Bill was born December 1, 1933 in Flower, 
West Virginia, a son of the late Carl and Blanche (Howell) West and came to this 
area when he was 18. He had worked at General Motors Lordstown Plant for 40 
years before he retired. He was a part-time farmer and a long time member of the 
Carnival Glass Club. Bill was a kind man and would help anyone and will be dearly 
missed. He leaves his wife, the former Nancy Lawhead, whom he married June 
1979; a son, Darriel Everett (Cheryl) West of East Palestine; two daughters, Terry 
(Jeff) Klimko of Youngstown, Mary (Erman) Algaier of Columbiana; six step-children, 
Catherine (John) Rosenberg of Cortland, Gary (Sharon) Mock of Canfield, Linda 
Lutz of Hudson, Debra (Jesse) Hodge of North Jackson, David (Diana) Mock of 
Austintown, Lisa (James) Caputo of Largo, Florida; a sister, Jean Harris of 
Dunnellon, Florida. Bill also leaves his 20 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. 
Besides his parents, Bill was preceded in death by three brothers, Freeman West, 
Gilbert West, William West and two sisters, Vera Strader and Jacqueline Riffle. 
Private services will be held for the family. 

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

Tuesday May 12, 2020

Obituary
AUSTINTOWN-David R. Mullins, Sr., 60, passed away early Tuesday morning, May 
12, 2020 at Hospice House in Poland. He was born August 17, 1959 in Niles, the 
son of Louis Ray and Maxine (Witt) Mullins. Dave was a mechanic in the trucking 
industry. He was a 1977 graduate of Niles McKinley High School. Dave is survived 
by his wife, the former Lenore M. Cowden, whom he married June 5, 1994; his 
daughter, Heather M. (Dale) Crum of New Middletown; his sons, David R. Mullins, 
Jr. of sheffield, Chad A. Mullins of Austintown and Matthew L. Mullins, M.D. (Erinn 
Coe, M.D.) of Northfield; his sisters, Debbie Mullins (Theresa Perline) of Niles, 
Donna (Kevin) Marino of Niles and Tracy (Ken) Macmillan of Cortland; his 
grandchildren, Austin, Hannah and Jordyn Leipply and his little sidekick, Iggy. Dave 
was preceded in death by his parents. According to Dave’s wishes, there are no 
calling hours or services. Memorial contributions in Dave’s name may be given to 
Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Yo., OH 44512. Arrangements are by the 
Lane Family Funeral Homes-Austintown Chapel.

Tuesday May 12, 2020

Obituary
Columbiana - Wanda L. Bowman, 94, of Columbiana, died on Monday, May 11, 
2020 at Auburn Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, Salem.

She was born on September 27, 1925 in Leetonia, a daughter of the late Bernard 
and Minnie Gray Hinerman.  She was a 1943 graduate of Leetonia High School and 
was a member of the East Fairfield United Methodist Church and the Columbiana 
B.P.W. where she was voted Woman of the Year in 1980.

She worked for 23 years at the Petite Shop, a children and infants store.  She 
returned to school and became a medical secretary and worked at Columbiana 
Medical Lab for Dr. Kolozsi for 7 years and then at the Columbiana Family Practice 
for Dr. Mark Evans, Dr. Walter Dombroski and Dr. Larry Smith for 8 years.

She was an accomplished quilter and has 12 first place ribbons from the Canfield 
Fair.  At age 80, she became an artist and has pictures of the coke ovens in the 
Leetonia Library.  She had painted and given away many paintings of the Pine Lake 
eagles and Beaver Creek State Park.  She enjoyed spending time with family, 
friends and especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Her favorite 
saying was "If you like it, take it home."

Her husband, Lee Edward Bowman, Sr., whom she married on June 21, 1944, 
preceded her in death on October 11, 2001.

Wanda is survived by her three daughters, Nancy Lee (Robert) Nell of Warren, 
Linda (Donald) Hulburt-Blosser of Salem, and Susan (Kermit) Chamberlin of 
Struthers; a son, Lee E. (Pam) Bowman Jr. of Leetonia; a sister, Mae M. Rakestraw 
of Indianapolis, IN; ten grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, and two great great 
grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by a sister, Wilma "Billie" Allgood and a brother 
Thomas "Tucker" Hinerman.

The family will receive friends at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, 
Columbiana from 12 noon until 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 15, 2020.  Due to the COVID-
19 situation, social distancing will be followed as we ask people to pass through the 
funeral home using mask protocol.   Private family services will begin at 2:00 p.m. 
Friday with Pastor Deborah Quillen officiating.  Burial will follow in Clarkson 
Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the East Fairfield United Methodist Church.  
Family and friends may view this obituary, send condolences, and view the services 
at www.familycareservices.com

Tuesday May 12, 2020

Obituary
Carolyn M. Hoover, age 82, formerly of Glenn Dale, Maryland, passed away on 
Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 5:00 a.m., into the loving arms of her Lord.

  She was born on October 19, 1937 in Washington, DC to Ivan B. and Margaret G. 
Munch. Born and raised in Washington, DC, Carolyn went to high school in 
Washington DC, later attending George Washington University.  She worked as a 
secretary at the Pentagon before becoming secretary for Roy R. Hoover, P.C. 
(owned by Roy and Carolyn), an accounting firm. 

  Carolyn was a member of Forcey Memorial Church in Silver Spring, MD.  She was 
extremely active in her church community including Sunday School Superintendent, 
Pioneer Girls Director, Stephen Ministry Leader, mentor for Mothers of Preschoolers 
(MOPS).        Carolyn will always be remembered for her service to God, being a 
great cook and a hostess/entertainer, her generosity, and humorous nature. She 
had a love for antiques and the history behind them and also the study of family 
genealogy. She moved to Copeland Oaks in Sebring, OH in 2012.

  Left to cherish her memory are daughters, Susan L. (Daniel) Michaels, of Alliance, 
Ohio, Joanne M. (Kevin) Simon, of Fort Wayne, Indiana and Heidi D. (Kevin) 
DeGraff, Warsaw, Indiana; son in-law  Mitchell Kinsinger, Sioux Falls, South Dakota; 
grandchildren, Deneal (Stephen) Kushner, Kyle Michaels, Graham (Rachel) 
Kinsinger, Morgan Kinsinger, Stefan Kinsinger, Lauren (Christopher) Ritter, Kristen 
Murdock, Aaron Murdock, Justin Murdock, Trenton Murdock, Clase (Alyssea) 
DeGraff, Mason DeGraff, Landen DeGraff, Briel (Titus) Parker; great-grandchildren, 
Simone Kushner, Katerina Kushner, Avianna Parker, and Tessa Kelham.

  Preceding her in death were her parents, Ivan and Margaret Munch, loving 
husband Roy R. Hoover whom she married October 20, 1958, and who passed 
away in 2008; infant brother, Larry Munch; and daughter, Sandra Hoover-Kinsinger.

  Memorial contributions can be made to, Grace Community Church Memorial Fund 
13245 Edison St., Alliance, OH 44601 Augustana University Office of Advancement 
(designated in memory of Carolyn Hoover) 2001 S Summit Ave, Sioux Falls, South 
Dakota 57197.

  Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 15, 2020 at Cassaday-
Turkle-Christian Funeral Home in Alliance, OH. Friends may call from 10 a.m.–11 
a.m., prior to the service. The service will be Live Streamed, please see the bottom 
of Carolyn’s obituary located at www.ctcfuneral.com. Private Graveside Service will 
be at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Suitland, MD.

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

Tuesday May 12, 2020

Obituary
“Together Again”

  Katherine E. Hoffmaster, loving daughter, wife, mother and grandmother, of 
Alliance, was called home to the Lord at 9:10 a.m., Monday May 11, 2020, at 
Crandall Medical Center in Sebring.

  She was born September 18, 1925, in Alliance, Ohio, to Morris Keith and Lucille 
(Croskey) Keith Riley, and resided most of her life in the Alliance area.

  A 1945 graduate of Alliance High School, and went on to attend Mount Union 
College. Katherine was a homemaker and spent her life devoted to her family. 

  She was a member of the Abiding Savior Lutheran Church, Church Women 
United, lifetime member of the Beta Sigma Phi sorority, Topps, Red Hat Society 
TAGS (Alliance Genealogy Society) and a member of the Good Sam and Coast to 
Coast travel clubs. Kay and Bob were founding members of Abiding Savior 
Lutheran Church also the Gloria De Cristo Lutheran Church in Yuma AZ.

  Survivors include her son, Keith Alan (Lori) Hoffmaster; daughter, Karen (Randy) 
McKnight, all of Alliance; grandchildren, Crystal Blackford, Trey Parks and Todd 
McKnight; nephew, Stephen Keith; along with multiple great and great-great-
grandchildren.

  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Robert W. Hoffmaster, whom 
she married February 14, 1953 and who passed away August 28, 2015; son, Kevin 
Hoffmaster; brothers, Richard C. Keith, and Marshall P “Bud”. Keith.

  A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Interment will be at 
Fairmount Memorial Park.  

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Abiding Savior Lutheran Church.

 Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 75 South 
Union Av

Monday May 11, 2020

Obituary
Roy F. Holton, 87 of Austintown passed peacefully Friday evening at his residence 
after an extended illness surrounded by his family. 
Roy aka "Jim" was born January 31, 1933 in Lincoln County, West Virginia. He was 
the son of the late Roma and Ima Virginia (Mullins) Holton. As a child Roy was 
raised on the family farm with 11 siblings. Roy travelled to Ohio in 1955 and worked 
for PCA for 18 years and was also a retired auto worker of General Motors 
Lordstown. He enjoyed farming and was an avid animal lover, especially horses. His 
greatest joy was spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. 
According to his family, he was a "stubborn old hillbilly" and will be dearly missed. 
Roy leaves his daughter, Sandra G. Kihm of Lordstown; two grandchildren, Lori J. 
Kihm , Kevin A. (Jessica) Kihm of Austintown and two great-grandchildren, Landon 
and Cole. 
Besides his parents and his wife, the former Geraldine Adkins, whom he married 
December 9, 1955, died August 23, 2004 .Roy was preceded in death by his son, 
Roy "Alan" Holton May 18, 1996 
and 9 siblings: Forrest Holton, Scottie Holton, Bobby Holton, John Holton, Thomas 
Holton, Rush Dale Holton, Pearl Smith, Mabel Adkins and Alice Holton. 
He is also survived by his siblings, Homer Holton of Myra, WV, Mary Linville of 
Hamlin, WV, Emmie Midkiff of Hamlin, WV and Carla Sue Dean of Ravenswood, 
WV and many nieces and nephews. Private services will be held for the family.

Monday May 11, 2020

Obituary
Leetonia -Joanne Marie Taylor, 85, of Leetonia (a resident of Candall Medical 
Center, Sebring) passed into the loving arms of her Savior and LORD Jesus Christ 
at 8:55pm Saturday, May 9, 2020 at Salem Regional Medical Center succumbing to 
COVID-19.

The inspirational story of Joanne's life began on July 24, 1934 when she was born 
at home in Leetonia, OH the daughter of the late Dominic "Poppy" and Edith Wilson 
White and lived in the area all of her life. She eloped and married the love of her life, 
Hughes "Fuzz" Taylor on October 15, 1949. She graduated from Leetonia High 
School in 1951 and supported her husband when he was in the Army during the 
Korean War by traveling and living in Germany in 1953.

Joanne loved her husband, she loved her children and grandchildren, and most of 
all, she loved her LORD Jesus Christ! She was a faithful wife and a wonderful 
mother and homemaker. She was Born Again in 1985 and the LORD granted her 
the desire and prayer of her heart that all her family might be saved! She ever 
witnessed that Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth, and the Life and no one comes to 
the Father except through Him. She overcame severe clinical depression, was a 
breast cancer survivor, and bravely battled the Coronovirus.

Joanne is survived by her daughter, Kyle (Curt) Coffee of Salem, and son Mark 
(along with loving friend Lurisa Davis of Salem); grandsons Ian (Karen) Coffee of 
Salem and Alec Coffee of Florida and great-grandchildren Kason & Lara Coffee.

She was preceded in death by her husband July 25, 2011.

A private celebration of life for Joanne will be held at Oakdale Cemetery Chapel with 
Pastor Douglas DeMar of Salem Bible Church officiating where Joanne was a 
member. Due to the COVID-19 situation, the family understands that several of 
Joanne’s friends are unable to attend services and they ask instead for their 
prayers.

Joanne had a life well lived and we are confident that she was welcomed into 
heaven with the words, Well done good and faithful servant!

Memorial contributions may be made to Salem Bible Church 807 Cunningham Rd 
Salem, OH 44460; Sophia Women's Center 1830 S. Lincoln Ave. Salem, Alchemy 
Acres 1859 Depot Rd. Salem or the charity of the donor's choice.

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

View this obituary and send condolences at www.familycareservices.com

Monday May 11, 2020

Obituary
  George R. Miller, Major U.S.A.F. retired, age 94, of Alliance, passed away at 8:42 
p.m., Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at Copeland Oaks Assisted Living.

  He was born September 11, 1925 in Goodland, Indiana to George H. and Ruth G. 
(Gagnon) Miller.

  A graduate of Calumet High School, in Chicago Illinois , George received his 
Bachelor of Science from Mount Union College, he went on to obtain his MBA from 
the University of Chicago, and graduated from U.S.A.F. Command and Staff 
College.

  Enlisting at 17, George served his country as a career military officer.  He served in 
WWII, Korea, and the Cold War.

He was a member of the Union Avenue Methodist Church, where he served on 
many committees, including finance, and stewardship.  He was a trustee and also a 
member of the Men’s Club. 

  Following his military career, he stayed involved in military organizations, being a 
member of the Airforce Association, Military Officers of America and the American 
Legion.

  Survivors include son, Bruce (Stephanie) Miller of Alliance; grandchildren, Lindsey 
(Josh) Anstine and Abigail Miller; and great-granddaughter, Maggie Anstine.

   He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife Donna J. (Carlisle) Miller, 
whom he married June 1, 1951, and who passed away March 2, 2019; two sisters, 
Ruth Barbara Cimecoli, and Judith Ann (Miller) McClain.

  A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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

Monday May 11, 2020

DENISE'S OBITUARY
Denise M. Forbes 57, of Salem, (Formerly of Struthers) died at 5:35 AM Tuesday, 
May 5, 2020, in the emergency room of Salem Regional Medical Center.
 
She was born on May 25, 1962 in Beaver, Pa., the daughter of the late Thomas D. 
and Dorothy Alice (Yemm) Forbes II.
 
Denise moved to Salem in June, 2017, coming from Struthers. She was last 
employed at MVP Construction.
 
She is survived by her brother Donald from Lewis Center, Ohio and a host of 
relatives and friends.
 
No services will be held.

Monday May 11, 2020

FRANCIS' OBITUARY
Francis Junior “Fuzzy” Miller II 48, of Lisbon, died at 3:30 Pm Thursday, April 30, 
2020, unexpectedly at his mother's home.
 
He was born on May 25, 1971, in Salem, the son of Cathleen Ann (Strait) Miller and 
the late Francis Junior Miller.
 
He formerly worked at Hum Town, Columbiana County Parks, and a short time for 
Daily Garbage Disposal. Fuzzy liked the outdoors and spending time hunting and 
fishing. He was also good at working on and rebuilding engines of all kinds.
 
In addition to his mother, he is survived by a brother Christopher Miller and a sister 
Megan Papic all of Lisbon.
 
In addition to his father who died in 1986, he was preceded in death by his brother 
Joseph Miller in 2002.
 
Due to the Covid-19, there will be no services held at this time. A Celebration of Life 
gathering will be held in the near future.

Sunday May 10, 2020

Obituary
Leetonia - Paul R. Sevenich, 81, of Leetonia, died at 1:15 p.m. Saturday, May 9, 
2020 at Crandall Medical Center, Sebring.

Mr. Sevenich was born on October 6, 1938 in Salem, OH, a son of the late Karl and 
Josephine Wilson Sevenich and had lived in this area all of his life.  He was a 
graduate of Leetonia High School and received his bachelor’s degree from 
Youngstown State University.

He had been employed as a mechanical engineer for various companies including 
Bliss, Butech Bliss, Wheeling Pitt, Crucible Steel and Weirton Steel.  He was a 
member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church and a 4th Degree member of the Knights of 
Columbus.  He had also served on the Mt. Calvary Cemetery Board for many years 
and enjoyed working at the cemetery on various projects.

He is survived by his two sons, Bryan (Ann) Sevenich of Columbiana, and Shawn 
(Tracey) Sevenich of Leetonia; a brother, Francis W. (Marty) Sevenich of Leetonia; 
and three grandsons, Ryan Sevenich, Robert Sevenich, and Ian (Emily) Sevenich of 
Leetonia.

A Funeral Mass for Paul will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at St. 
Patrick Catholic Church with Reverend Robert Edwards officiating.  Burial will take 
place at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Leetonia.  Due to the COVID-19 situation, the 
family understands that several of Paul’s friends are unable to attend the Mass and 
they ask instead for their prayers.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mount Calvary Cemetery Association.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Woods-Rettig Funeral Home, Leetonia.  
Family and friends may view this obituary and send condolences at 
www.familycareservices.com

Sunday May 10, 2020

Obituary
Columbiana - Gerald G. Beltempo, age 89, of Columbiana, formerly of Leetonia, 
died at 3:18 a.m. Sunday, May 10, 2020 at Salem Regional Medical Center, Salem.

He was born on November 29, 1930 in Salem, OH, son of the late Gerald and 
Mildred Sanlo Beltempo and had lived in the area all of his life.

Mr. Beltempo was a licensed insurance agent representing Kemper Insurance.  He 
had also worked at the former Dan Dee Chip Company and was a bus driver for 
Leetonia Schools.  He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church.  He enjoyed 
golfing, playing cards and was an avid Notre Dame fan.

His wife, Lois M. Lanterman Beltempo, whom he married on June 21, 1952, 
preceded him in death on November 14, 2014.

He is survived by his son, Jerry A. (Connie) Beltempo of Salem; his daughter, 
Bonnie L. (Ray) Steeb of Columbiana; two granddaughters, Kaitlin Steeb of 
Boardman and Brynn Pennell of Columbiana; and a son in law, Richard Pennell of 
Columbiana.

He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Candice L. Pennell.

Due to the COVID-19 situation, private services for the family will be held on 
Wednesday, May 13, 2020, at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, 
Columbiana, with Reverend Robert Edwards officiating.  Burial will take place at 
Columbiana Cemetery, Columbiana.

Memorial donations may be made to Parkinson's Foundation 200 SE 1st Street 
Suite 800 Miami, FL 33131.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, 
Columbiana.  Family and friends may view this obituary, view a video of the service 
and send condolences to the family at www.familycareservices.com

Sunday May 10, 2020

Obituary
Daniel A. Chronister, 53, of Cortland, Ohio died unexpectedly Thursday, May 7, 
2020. 
Dan was born on July 14, 1966 in Warren, Ohio where he attended Grand Valley 
schools. He participated in track and still holds the second-place record for the 
4x800 relay. He kept busy by doing chores on the family dairy farm and by getting 
into trouble with his friends. Dan worked for a short time doing construction and then 
insurance before ultimately finding his niche in the car business. He worked for 
many dealerships in the area over the years and was well known for his skill in the 
F&I department. For the last couple years of his life, he worked as a corrections 
officer. 
Dan had many nicknames such as Danny, Dan the Man and Captain. He was 
known for his goading sense of humor and ability to seek out fun in many forms. He 
enjoyed spending time outdoors maintaining his lawn, walking his dogs and 
tinkering in his garage with household projects all while listening to Elvis’s music. 
You could often find him at local car shows where he liked to walk around and 
appreciate classic vehicles. Dan had an affinity for numbers and for being a 
handyman around the house which made him invaluable to have around and an 
asset to those closest to him. Although he was not an affectionate person, he loved 
his family fiercely as evidenced by his lifelong friendships and closeness to his 
family. He will be sorely missed by all. 
He is survived by his wife, Lezlie Chronister; his children Nick Chronister and Jacky 
Chronister Cvetkovich (Andrew Cvetkovich); two stepsons, Alex and Oliver Davis; 
and grandson, Grant Cvetkovich. He is also survived by five siblings, Rand 
Chronister (Lynda Chronister), Tim Chronister (Bonnie Chronister), Rachel Wallace 
(Garry Wallace), Brenda Thomas (John Thomas), and Liz Gagne (Mike Gagne) in 
addition to 8 nieces and 7 nephews. 
Due to the current pandemic, memorial services will be held at a later date to better 
accommodate everyone that would like to pay their respects.

Saturday May 09, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – Trina Lee (Austin) Witherstine, age 37 died Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 
Salem Regional Medical Center. She was born April 3, 1983 in Canton, daughter of 
Tom Austin Sr. and Tina (Miller) Wilkins.

Trina was a graduate of Perry High School in Massillon. She served in the United 
States National Guard. She worked as a clerk at Circle K.

Survivors include her husband, Brad Witherstine; mother, Tina Wilkins and father, 
Tom (Debra) Austin Sr.; two sisters, Amy (Condos) Morgan and Shelley Condos, 
both of Massillon; three brothers, Tommy Austin of Canton, Daniel Austin of Texas 
and Raymond Cooper of Texas.

No services will be held.

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

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

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

Saturday May 09, 2020

Obituary
CARROLLTON - Thomas Edward Becknell, age 63 died Friday, May 8, 2020 at 
Salem Regional Medical Center. He was born August 3, 1956 in Anchorage, Alaska, 
son of the late Paul Arnold and Wilda (Yoss) Becknell.

Thomas was a 1974 graduate of Carrollton High School.

Survivors include two brothers, Scott (Tammy) Becknell of Amsterdam and Karl 
Becknell of Salineville.

No services will be held.

You are now able to share your respects and memories with the family with a 
complimentary recorded video message at 
https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

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

Saturday May 09, 2020

Obituary
SEBRING – Sharlene Kay Bender, age 78 was rescued by her Savior Friday, May 
8, 2020. She was born October 24, 1941 in Chicago, IL, daughter of the late Gerald 
L. and Dorothy (Watkins) Kay.

Sharlene was a 1959 graduate of Alliance High School and was a member of the 
First Christian Church in Salem. She last worked at the Columbiana County 
Courthouse in the Adult Probation department. Sharlene previously worked as a 
legal secretary for Attorney Earl Schory and also served as the clerk of Salem City 
Counsel.

Sharlene loved traveling and especially enjoyed the beach and visiting Walt Disney 
World with her family. She liked reading and found strength and inspiration in the 
words of many great authors.  One of her hand-written quotes from an unknown 
author was “Don’t use time carelessly for it can never be retrieved. Life is precious!”

Survivors include a daughter, Deneen M. Green of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; two sons, 
William R. (Gina) Panzott Jr. of Austintown and Matthew M. (Addie) Bender of 
Salem; seven grandchildren, Joshua Kruegel, Jacob (Jen) Kruegel, Danielle (RJ) 
Vukovich, Sadie Green, Gianna Panzott, Elise and Olivia Bender; and two great-
granddaughters.

Besides her parents, a brother, Dennis W. Kay also preceded her in death.

A special word of thanks goes to Dr. Thomas Vrable and the loving staff at Crandall 
Medical Center for their care over the last two years. 

“He reached down from on high and took hold of me; He drew me out of deep 
waters. He rescued me from my powerful enemy, from my foes, who were too 
strong for me.”  Psalms 18:16-17 NIV

Private services will be held Monday, May 11, 2020 at Stark Memorial with Pastor 
Tom Coffee officiating. Burial will be at Grandview Cemetery.

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

Also, for those who are unable to attend the services are now able to share their 
respects and memories with the family with a recorded. video message at 
https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Sharlene’s memory can be made to the The Big 
Reach Center of Hope; PO Box 53, Greenford, OH 44422.

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

Saturday May 09, 2020

Obituary
Columbiana - Alan W. McCamon, 70, of Columbiana, died on Saturday, April 25, 
2020 at his home.

He was born on February 1, 1950 in Youngstown, OH, son of the late Wayne and 
Leila Reesh McCamon.

Alan had worked as a Laborer at National Refractories, Columbiana and was a 
member of Jerusalem Lutheran Church.

He is survived by his wife, Dinah Harrold McCamon, whom he married in February 
of 1975.

Survivors also include a brother, Kevin McCamon of Leetonia.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Laurel Ann Wilms

No services will be held at this time.

Memorial donations may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

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

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

Friday May 08, 2020

Obituary
Amir Stephan Albert, age 21, passed away on Tuesday May 5, 2020 at 5:20 p.m., at 
Aultman Hospital in Canton, Ohio. 

He was born on August 28, 1998 at Alliance Community Hospital, to Elisabeth Marie 
Albert.  He attended school in Alliance until age 9, after which he was then raised by 
his grandparents, Steve and Becky Albert.  He attended middle and high school in 
Perry Township graduating from Perry High School.  He was a member of the high 
school marching band, where he competed and earned 1st seat on “baritone” 
throughout his time there.  He even did a bit of composing.

  Amir dreamed “big” as a little boy, early becoming enterprising, finding creative 
ways toward making his dreams come true.  He worked various jobs before 
securing his most current position as laborer in the Engineer Department of the 
Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway Company in Brewster, Ohio where he was highly 
respected.

  All who knew Amir, friends and family and acquaintances would agree that he was 
kind, loving, thoughtful, helpful and had a million$$$ smile.  A hug from him was 
always welcome and always offered freely. 

His present home was in Canton, Ohio with his longtime friend Justus Downard and 
his parents Don and Terry Funk.  He would attend church with them at Woodlawn 
Church on Woodlawn Ave N.W. in Canton.

Amir enjoyed fishing, hill climbing with his jeeps, and spending time riding his 
motorcycle for fun.  It was a beautiful spring day when he set out for such a ride not 
knowing it would be his last one. 

Those who are now grieving his loss include; mother, Elisabeth Albert of Alliance; 
brother, Jebrell Andrews, of Perry; Grandparents, Steve and Becky Albert of 
Canton, and Patty and Mike Downs of Damascus; 11 aunts and uncles, Eddie 
(Angie) Albert of Alliance, Stephanie (John) Derry of Damascus, Troy (Laura) Grubb 
of Alliance, Rebekah Albert of Damascus, Josh Brown of Canton, Jeff (Heather) 
Brown of Silver Lake, and Jake Brown of Stow; 18 cousins, United States Marine 
Nick (Raeann)(Baby Mia) Niner stationed in North Carolina,  Ethan, Roman, and 
Sydney Albert of Alliance, Payton, Paige, Parker, Payslie Derry and Aijon Albert of 
Damascus, Tyler and Grace Grubb of Alliance and US Marine Shawn Grubb 
stationed in Japan, Malyah, Gary Moore, Myrah, Gage Garrison of Damascus, 
Adam, and Nicolas Brown of Silver Lake; along with so many more family and 
friends that will be grieving the loss of Amir.

Services will be held at a later date.  Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-
Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 75. South Union Ave Alliance OH 44601. 

Thursday May 07, 2020

Obituary
"Together Again"-Columbiana- Betty J. McAndrews, age 95, of Columbiana, died on 
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at Hampton Woods Nursing Center, Poland.

She was born on December 10, 1924 in Struthers, a daughter of the late Lawrence 
R. and Frances Miles Beach.

Betty was a member of Faith Community Covenant Church, Youngstown.  She was 
a devoted wife and mother who enjoyed camping, fishing, flower gardening and bird 
watching.  

Her husband, Ray H. McAndrews, Sr., whom she married on February 25, 1944, 
preceded her in death June 27, 2019.

She is survived by a daughter, Betty A. (Chuck) McKee of Columbiana; a daughter-
in-law, Pamela J. McAndrews of Powell, TN; grandchildren, Melissa (Tony) Linscott, 
Shannon (Richard) Dixon, Carrie (Jeff) Wylie, David McAndrews, Chrissie (Roger) 
Powers, Chuck (Tiffany) McKee III, and Jennifer (Cameron) Tartt.  Also surviving are 
seventeen great grandchildren.

Betty was preceded in death by a son, Raymond H. McAndrews, Jr; a daughter, 
Pamela J. Baldwin; two brothers, Lawrence H. Beach, and Robert M. Beach; sister, 
Alice Holler Glasnap, and by two infant granddaughters.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, private family services were held at the Warrick-
Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana.

Burial was at Lake Park Cemetery, Youngstown.

Donations may be made in Betty’s memory to Crossroads Hospice.

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

Thursday May 07, 2020

Obituary
Karl B. Knight, age 96 of Mecca Township, passed away at his home on May 6, 
2020. Karl was born in Mecca on October 12, 1923 to Howard & Bernice (Baldwin) 
Knight. He was a 1941 graduate of Mecca High School and a lifelong resident of the 
township. 

Karl spent his career owning and operating his own dairy farm, Knighthaven Farm. 

On September 8, 1945, Karl was united in marriage to his first wife the former Rose 
Magdych who preceded him in death on July 17, 1981. On March 16, 1987, Karl 
married his second wife the former Virginia “Jenny” Lynch who preceded him in 
death on January 27, 1997. 

A man of faith, Karl was a member of Greene Congregation of Jehovah’s 
Witnesses. He enjoyed talking to people about God’s purpose for people to live 
forever on Earth. When he took a break from working Karl was found either playing 
or watching a baseball or basketball game. He also took solace in his gardens 
tending to his many rosebushes. 

Karl is survived by his children: Jonathan Knight, Janet (William) Ward, Jeffrey 
Knight all of Cortland, Dennis Knight of California and Nathan (Becky) Knight of 
Cortland; his grandchildren: Elyse Ward (Matthew) Foust, Ethan Ward, Abigail 
Knight (Ben) Hollabaugh, Timothy, Thomas and Amanda Knight; his great-
grandchildren: Lily and Charlotte Foust and Ember Ward; his sister Ruth (Jim) 
DiGiacobbe and his brother Roy (Martha) Knight as well as many nieces and 
nephews. Besides his beloved wives; Karl was preceded in death by his parents 
and his brothers Harold, Ernest and Donald Knight. 

A virtual memorial service is being planned for Sunday May 17th, 2020. Please 
email karlknight1923@gmail.com for further information.

Thursday May 07, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – Patricia “Patsy” Ann DiAntonio, age 80 died Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 
Salem Regional Medical Center. She was born April 20, 1940 in Salem, the 
daughter of the late Clem and Clara Mae (Bowman) Ehrhart.

Patsy worked as an office clerk at Ohio Bell. She was a member of the First United 
Methodist Church and an office volunteer. Patsy was a graduate of Salem High 
School and volunteered at United Elementary. She was a long-time member of 
TOPS and was a great sports fan, enjoying all sports. Patsy loved her family and 
enjoyed life.

Her husband, John Henry DiAntonio whom she married June 14, 1968 preceded 
her in death March 3, 2014.

Survivors include a daughter, Theresa (Michael Rosta) DiAntonio of Salem; two 
grandchildren, Angela (Mark) Sudol and Dominic DiAntonio and two great 
grandchildren, Dylan and Mia DiAntonio.

Besides her parents, a son Ronny DiAntonio also preceded her in death.

A private family service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 9, 2020 at Stark 
Memorial with Pastor Doug George officiating. Burial will be at Grandview 
Cemetery.

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

Also, for those who are unable to attend the services are now able to share their 
respects and memories with the family with a recorded video message at  
https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs

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

Thursday May 07, 2020

Obituary
Nick Cosma, Jr, of Damascus, Ohio passed from this world to his heavenly home on 
Tuesday, May 5, 2020. He was 87 and died of natural causes.

Nick was born May 12, 1932 to Romanian immigrants Nick Cosma Sr. and Mary 
(Ziga) Cosma in their home on the Benton Road in Salem, Ohio.

He grew up a proud Salem Quaker, attending Salem High School where he 
competed in varsity basketball, wearing #5. Upon graduation in 1950, he began his 
career alongside his father at the Eljer Company in Salem, soon transitioning to the 
Ohio Edison Company.

In 1953 Nick both married his high school sweetheart, Jean Snyder Cosma, and 
was called into service for the United States Army Signal Corps during the Korean 
War, where he served at Fort Bragg and attained the rank of Staff Sergeant in only 2 
years. Upon discharge, Nick remained a proud veteran and supporter of our nation’s 
service members for the rest of his life.

After military service, Nick resumed work with Ohio Edison. For twenty years he 
braved the elements as a lineman, building high voltage electrical towers. He 
eventually left his climbing gear behind and donned a suit for 25 more fruitful years 
as the real estate department’s top Senior Right-of-Way Agent.

But his first love was farming! In fact, Nick’s very first job began at age 13 working 
the John Lora farm for $1.00 a day. Many was the time in later years that he 
reported “I would have done it for free!” He said all he ever wanted to do was own a 
farm.

Nick’s aspirations were realized when he and Jean bought a 133 acre property just 
north of Damascus in 1956. They lived there together for 49 years and raised a 
family of four.

Nick and Jean farmed the land with the help of their sons, Mark and Tim, raising 
hogs and up to 1,000 laying hens at one time. The Cosma’s also cultivated many 
acres of sweet corn and were famous for their “honor system” of selling “right off the 
wagon” from an unmanned station in the yard, trusting all buyers to leave the 
correct amount in a simple box.

Aside from his professional accomplishments and entrepreneurial endeavors, Nick 
was a dedicated public servant and community leader. Possessed of seemingly 
limitless energy and drive, his laundry list of pursuits can only be summarized:

Nick worked annually as an electrician at the Canfield Fair, where he installed the 
light fixtures that still hang under the fairgrounds Grandstand.

He was heavily involved in the West Branch sports programs in which his sons 
participated, coaching Little Warrior’s basketball, serving as president of the West 
Branch Football Booster Club, and founding the West Branch Touchdown Club. Nick 
was also a driving force behind the construction of the West Branch High School 
Football Stadium in 1971.

Nick was elected by his neighbors to 3 terms as a Goshen Township Trustee, 
serving 12 years, and was instrumental in local Damascus activities for decades.

He chaired the Patriotism and Citizenship Committee of the Damascus Ruritan Club 
(and for a time served as the club’s President), directed programs for the Damascus 
Founder's Week event, and organized John W. Peterson's “I Love America” 
community choral cantata for America's Bicentennial celebration.

Nick was a generous man with a heart for those in need. In his later years, he raised 
funds for the Relay for Life to fight cancer and mentored a youth as a Big Brother in 
the Big Brother Big Sisters' of America program.

Spurring Nick’s sense of civic responsibility was his steadfast optimism in the 
promise of the American Dream.

Fluent in Romanian, Nick was very proud to be the son of immigrants (Beclean, 
Romania) and became well-known throughout Northeast Ohio for delivering a 
moving public address telling his parents’ story entitled “America as Seen Through 
the Eyes of an Immigrant.” Nick donated all honorariums he received over the years 
to the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation.

A man of great reverence and uncompromising faith in Christ, Nick’s industry for the 
Lord may be his most enduring legacy.

Many will remember his years of service in numerous capacities at Phillips Christian 
Church: High School Sunday School teacher, Sunday School Superintendent, 
Deacon, Elder, even softball coach (he was known as an intense competitor 
himself.) Later, he and Jean volunteered faithfully as members of Greenford 
Christian Church, and in his last years Nick attended Salem First Friends Church 
with Joyce Kelly, his devoted friend and companion.

Among Nick’s other passions and interests were:

Supporting his children’s and grandchildren’s careers and endeavors.

Following Cleveland professional sports, especially the 1948 World Series 
Champion  Cleveland Indians.

Personal fitness as a patron of the Salem Community Center.

Traveling with Jean throughout North America to sites of historical significance, as 
well as Alaska and Nova Scotia.

Membership in the Romanian Luel Society, Damascus Historical Society, and the 
Ohio Farm Bureau.

Continuous learning and personal growth. Nick was an avid reader of historical 
biographies and could truly be called an amateur historian of the Second World 
War; in middle age, Nick furthered his formal education through independent 
coursework at Kent State University’s Salem branch; and upon retirement, he took 
up downhill skiing.

And finally, his longest-lived pastime was to sit on the front porch and survey his 
farm as the sun set.

 

Nick Cosma Jr. believed in love of country, submission to God, and duty to family 
and community. He stood for these values each morning when he rose to “attack 
the day” with boldness and indefatigable energy.

Nick truly embodied zeal for life. Indeed, to many who knew him he often seemed 
larger than life.

His encouragement will be missed. His passion will be carried forward.

Nick is survived by:

Daughter, Deborah Cosma, Alliance

Son, Mark Cosma (Susan), Alliance

Son, Timothy Cosma (Debra), Salem

Daughter, Peggy Christy (Mike), Sebring

8 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, and 3 nephews.

 

His special friend, Joyce Kelly, of Salem.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Jean Snyder Cosma, on March 7, 
2005. She was a remarkable woman of God, and truly a saint. She supported Nick 
in all he did, and her loss is still grieved by all who knew her.

Sister, Mary Whitehill and brother-in-law Bob Whitehill

Sister, Rosie Cosma

Infant brother

A special word of thanks goes to Dr. Thomas Vrable and the loving staff at Crandall 
Medical Center for their care over the last 15 months, as well as to Dr. Duane 
Kuentz for many, many years of care and friendship.

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, services will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Phillips Christian Church at 
35459 Salem Grange Road, Salem, OH 44460.

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

Thursday May 07, 2020

Obituary
East Palestine - Sara Jane “Sis” McLaughlin, 94, passed away Wednesday 
morning, May 6, 2020 at Christian House Assisted Living, East Palestine.

Sis was born on August 22, 1925 in Cannelton, PA, daughter of the late Clifford and 
Clara Nicely McCowin and had lived in this area most of her life.

Sara had worked as a postal clerk for the Negley Post Office and was a member of 
Negley United Methodist Church. She had also been a member of the East 
Palestine Chapter #381 Order of Eastern Star.

Her husband, James Elton McLaughlin, whom she married on May 16, 1947, 
preceded her in death on, December 12, 2017.

Sara is survived by her daughter, Vicky L. (Gary) Mohr of East Palestine; 
granddaughter, Allison (Eric) Oltmann of East Palestine; grandson, Jared (Whitney) 
Mohr of Johnstown; four great granddaughters, Aubrey Oltmann, Paige Oltmann, 
Harper Oltmann and Piper Mohr; three great grandsons, Isaac Mohr, Caleb Mohr 
and Levi Mohr.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Alice Genevieve Dickey, and her brother, 
C. William McCowin.

Because of the current Covid-19 pandemic, the family has decided to plan a 
memorial celebration with details to be announced at a later date when her family 
and friends can safely gather to celebrate her life.

Private services were held at the Van Dyke-Swaney-Rettig Funeral Home, East 
Palestine and burial was in Glenview Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Negley United Methodist Church or the East 
Palestine Memorial Public Library.

A special thank you to Christian House Assisted Living for their steadfast care and 
compassion.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Van Dyke-Swaney-Rettig Funeral Home, 
East Palestine.

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

Wednesday May 06, 2020

Obituary
  Dorothy M. Lamielle, age 82, went to her heavenly home on Monday, May 4, 2020 
at her home in Uniontown.

  She was born April 4, 1938, in Newman, OH to Russell and Gwelda (Rummins) 
Kahler.

  Dorothy graduated from the former Hartville High School, class of 1956.  She was 
employed at Alliance Community Hospital for 26 years before retiring in 1998.

    Survivors include her daughters, Sherrie (DeLong) Gantz of Hartville, Pamela 
(DeLong) Mallin of Strongsville; seven grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and 
sister Velma (Kahler) Weckbacher of North Canton.

  In addition to her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband of 37 
years, Vincent J. Lamielle who passed away in 2003; grandson, Luke Hardesty; and 
brother, Paul Kahler.

  A private family service will be held at Sunset Hills Burial Park.

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

Tuesday May 05, 2020

Obituary
BERLIN CENTER, Ohio – Margaret June Jones, age 86, passed away on Friday, 
May 2nd, 2020. 
Maggy was the fifth child of Charles Edwin and Clara (Hartzell) Noble of Berlin 
Center, Ohio. 
Growing up, she loved riding ponies and tormenting her older brothers and sister. 
She attended Berlin Elementary and High School, where she excelled in spelling 
and English. Following graduation she attended nursing school in Youngstown. 
While working as an RN at the University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque, 
she met and married Donald Jones, an engineer at Sandia National Laboratories. 
They were married in 1963 and lived in Albuquerque until they retired and moved to 
Truth or Consequences, NM in 1989. Upon Donald’s death in 2007, Maggy moved 
back to Ohio to be near family and friends. 
She enjoyed needle point, music, photography and gambling trips to Laughlin, NV. 
Margaret was preceded in death by her brothers, Robert Noble, Richard Noble and 
Wilbur Noble; and her sister Evelyn Obenauf. 
She is survived by 19 nieces and nephews who knew her as Aunt Cuckoo. 
Cremation has taken place and private services will be held for the immediate 
family.

Tuesday May 05, 2020

Obituary
Robert W. Wessell, 96, passed away May 3, 2020. He was born September 26, 
1923, in Youngstown, Ohio, the son of Walter and Ruth (Boosinger) Wessell. Bob 
and his wife, Peg, were married for 64 years before she passed away in 2009. His 
siblings, Violet Scharnberg, Mary Lou Linsted, and Harry Wessell also preceded him 
in death. He is survived by five children: Steve (Mary) Wessell of Denver, CO; Rick 
(Karen) Wessell of Troutman, NC; Laura (Mark) Bunnell of Painesville, OH; Carrie 
(Jim) Kutney of Lawrenceville, GA; and Sally (Mike) Athmer of Kettering, OH; nine 
grandchildren, and fifteen great-grandchildren. Bob was a member of Wickliffe 
Presbyterian Church for over 60 years and was an ordained elder. 
In WWII, Bob served in the Army Air Corp, teaching pilots to navigate using the Link 
Celestial Navigation Trainer. He retired from Republic Steel’s Truscon Division and 
was an accomplished carpenter and cabinetmaker. He built the family home where 
he and Peg hosted family and friends for weekends, holidays, and celebrations for 
over 50 years. 
Bob also built a vacation camper, converted a van for traveling, and built heirloom 
furniture. If Peg could dream it, Bob could craft it. He saw a second use for any 
piece of wood. The base of the camper became a garden shed; a TV console 
became a stereo cabinet. He helped family, friends, and neighbors with projects, 
and he built the communion table and led renovations for the church. Bob loved the 
ocean, nature, model trains, and the Indians, Browns, and Cavs. He traveled by 
train to his first Indians game in the 1920s, and was still swimming beyond the 
breakers in his last decade. 
Bob leaves a legacy of kindness and wisdom to his family and all who knew him. A 
private celebration will be held at a later date. The family suggests memorial 
contributions may be made to Wickliffe Presbyterian Church.

Tuesday May 05, 2020

Obituary
Columbiana – Lois Jean Morris, 82, died Monday, May 4, 2020 at Mercy Health St. 
Elizabeth Boardman Hospital following a year of ill-health.

Lois was born March 16, 1938 in South Beaver Township, PA, a daughter of the late 
Norman and Myrtle Elder and had lived in the Columbiana area for the past 40 
years.  She retired from General Dynamics Corp-Darlington Brick Branch where she 
was office manager for over 40 years.  She was a member of the Mount Calvary 
Community Church, Unity, OH.

She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her, especially the love of her 
life, Donald Morris whom she married October 17, 1970.  Lois and Don spent their 
retirement years traveling over the United States (including Alaska) and wintering in 
Florida in their beautiful motor home making wonderful friends wherever they went.

Lois is also survived by her sister, LaVon Fawcett and her brother, Larry (Judy) 
Elder; a special stepson and his wife, Bruce (Marie) Morris and stepdaughter, Cindy 
Coffin of Newark, DE; four grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, and two great 
great granddaughters.  She was the “special Aunt Jeannie” to her nieces and 
nephews who always included her in their lives.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Norman Elder, Jr.

A “Special Thanks” to the staff at St. Mary’s Alzheimer’s Center for the wonderful 
compassionate care they gave her during her time there – she loved you all.

Due to the COVID-19 situation, a Memorial Service will be held at a later time.  
Interment is taking place in Glenview Cemetery, East Palestine.  In lieu of flowers, 
the family requests that donations be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Van Dyke-Swaney-Rettig Funeral 
Home, East Palestine.

Tuesday May 05, 2020

Obituary

Jerry Joseph Buchkoski III
It is with deep sorrow we announce that Jerry Joseph Buchkoski III (Jear Bear) has 
passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday April 29th, 2020 at the age of 25. 

He was born July 7th, 1994 in Garfield Ohio. He had many friends throughout Ohio 
including Stow where the family resides. 

Jerry is survived by his mother Lisa Bower, stepfather Brent Bower, brother and best 
friend John Buchkoski, and his fiancée Angela Taylor. His grandmothers Francine 
Linger, Marie Buchkoski, and Linda Burgess. Along with many aunts, uncles & 
cousins. 

He is predeceased by his grandfathers Terrance Linger, Jerry Buchkoski Sr., William 
Burgess and his father Jerry Buchkoski Jr.

He will be greatly missed by his closest friends Timmy, Bryan, Sean, Jason, Shiv 
and Tommy. He loved cars, riding motorcycles, cooking, music, money and making 
people laugh. Everyone who knew him will miss his amazing smile, the way he sang 
and danced, his unique sense of humor and his homemade pancakes and 
chocolate chip banana bread.

We would like to thank everyone for their overwhelming prayers and support as well 
as Deans Funeral Home for their incredible care of our son Jerry. 

There will be a celebration of his life announced at a later date. Please share your 
online condolences at www.deansfuneralhome.com. Services were entrusted to 
Dean’s Funeral Home Sebring, Ohio. 

Tuesday May 05, 2020

Obituary
John W. “Bill” Hoover, age 81, of Homeworth, passed away at 6:58 p.m. Friday May 
1, 2020 at Aultman/Alliance Community Hospital.

 He was born November 30, 1938 in Canton, Ohio to John C. and June (Carman) 
Hoover.

  A 1957 graduate of Louisville High School, Bill was formerly employed by Alliance 
Machine as a Machinist until his retirement in 2000.

  He later worked at Circle Machine in Sebring for three years.

  Mr. Hoover was a member of St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church. He liked working in the 
yard and spending time with family.

  A U.S. Army veteran, Bill was a dedicated volunteer at Alliance Community 
Hospital for 16 years, volunteering more than 4000 hours.

  Survivors include sons, Gregory A. (Connie) Hoover of Alliance, Jeffrey J. (Paula) 
Hoover of Collinsville OK; grandchildren Cory Hoover, Tyler Hoover, and Abigail 
Hoover; great-grand daughter, Payton; brother, Robert (Mary Ann) Hoover, of 
Alliance; sister, Judy Searfoss of Alliance; and several nieces and nephews.

  He was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife, Barbara A. Hoover, whom 
he married July 30, 1960, and who passed away three days prior.

  A memorial mass will be held at St. Gabriel Catholic Church in Minerva at a later 
date.  Interment will be at Salem Greenlawn Cemetery.

  Memorial contributions can be made to St. Gabriel Catholic Church, 400 W. High 
St. Minerva, OH 44657, The Lymphoma Society, 5700 Brecksville Rd. Suite 202 
Independence, OH 44131, or Aultman/Alliance Hospice 2461 W. State St. Alliance 
OH 44601.

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

Tuesday May 05, 2020

Obituary
  John Dewayne Cox, age 61, of Alliance, passed away Monday, May 4, 2020 at 
home.

  He was born December 27, 1958, in Spruce Pine, NC to John H. and Marie H. 
(Helsel) Cox.

  A 1977 graduate of Marlington High School, John was employed at Best Buy Geek 
Squad and Rockwell Automation in Twinsburg.

John loved building Hot Rods, playing poker, looking at the stars and UFO’s.

  Survivors include his mother, Marie Cox; wife, Diann Cox; two sisters, Kathy Cox, 
and Teresa Cox; brother, Robert John Cox; nephews, Jeremy Cox, and Brandon 
Cox; niece, Kayla Cox; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

 John was preceded in death by his father; grandparents Earl M. and Helen M. 
Helsel, and grandmother Mae Cox Autry.

  A private graveside service will be held at Hartzell Cemetery, Thursday May 7, 
2020. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

The family would like to thank the Cleveland Clinic and Cleveland Clinic Hospice for 
all the great care they have provided over the past 11 years.

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

Tuesday May 05, 2020

Obituary
Donald L. Griffith, age 85, of Louisville, OH passed away peacefully on Monday, 
May 4, 2020 in his home. He was born June 2, 1934 in Canton, OH to the late 
Ralph and Mildred (Kidd) Griffith. Don attended Christ United Methodist Church. He 
worked 28 years for the Dyneer Corp. in Canton and then retired from the Joseph A. 
Jeffries Co.

Don is survived by his wife of 64 years, Marcia (Teach) Griffith; a daughter, Christine 
(Robert) Shannon; four sons, Donald S, Timothy (Janice), Curtis, and Scott Griffith; 
four sisters, Thelma Stockberger, Glenn Wyatt, Evelyn Hufler, Teresa Archer; two 
brothers, Wilbur and Stanley Griffith; 15 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

A private family service will Friday at Stier-Israel Funeral in Louisville with Pastor 
Larry Hinkle officiating. Don will be laid to rest in Union Cemetery, Louisville, OH.

Stier-Israel 330-875-1414

Tuesday May 05, 2020

Obituary
Donald L. Griffith, age 85, of Louisville, OH passed away peacefully on Monday, 
May 4, 2020 in his home. He was born June 2, 1934 in Canton, OH to the late 
Ralph and Mildred (Kidd) Griffith. Don attended Christ United Methodist Church. He 
worked 28 years for the Dyneer Corp. in Canton and then retired from the Joseph A. 
Jeffries Co.

Don is survived by his wife of 64 years, Marcia (Teach) Griffith; a daughter, Christine 
(Robert) Shannon; four sons, Donald S, Timothy (Janice), Curtis, and Scott Griffith; 
four sisters, Thelma Stockberger, Glenn Wyatt, Evelyn Hufler, Teresa Archer; two 
brothers, Wilbur and Stanley Griffith; 15 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

A private family service will Friday at Stier-Israel Funeral in Louisville with Pastor 
Larry Hinkle officiating. Don will be laid to rest in Union Cemetery, Louisville, OH.

Stier-Israel 330-875-1414

Monday May 04, 2020

Obituary
Nikki Lee Smith passed away on Saturday May 2, 2020 into the loving arms of the 
Lord. She was born Sept 11, 1947 in Salem, Ohio to Lawrence (Mike) and Isabelle 
V. Smallwood.

Nikki was a 1965 graduate of United Local High School. She was employed for a 
number of years at Salem Hospital as a respiratory therapist and later at the 
Buckeye Village Market in Alliance, Ohio. She enjoyed spending time with her 
horses, Windy and Rascal, being outdoors, and spending time at Berlin Lake with 
friends and family. With her contagious laugh, she will be remembered for her kind, 
loving, and gentle spirit. She was an incredibly spiritual soul who was a follower of 
Christ and an inspiration to others.

Nikki was preceded in death by her parents, Mike and Isabelle Smallwood, a son, 
Todd W. Smith and a sister-in-law, Kathy Smallwood. Her greatest joy was being 
mother to her three sons: Matthew, Christopher, and Michael Smith. She was 
incredibly proud of all three boys and they will miss her dearly. Nikki is also survived 
by her brother, Don Smallwood and his family, and daughter-in-law, Julie Stoddard 
Smith. Nikki adored her grandchildren Caroline, Nicholas, Sonny and Remy Smith 
and she loved spoiling them with gifts and candy. Close friend and companion Rick 
Seitz held a special place in Nikki’s heart, and he took great care of her for many 
years.

Nikki’s family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to all the hospice nurses 
and staff at First and Main Retirement Home in Lewis Center, Ohio and the nursing 
team at Capital City Hospice for the compassionate care they have given Nikki 
during the recent months.

A private family memorial service will be held Thursday, May 7, 2020 at Brown 
Funeral Home at 510 Jennings Avenue in Salem, Ohio. Burial to follow at Hope 
Cemetery.

Memorial contributions made in Nikki’s honor can be sent to Angels for Animals in 
Canfield, Ohio- 4750 S Range, Canfield, Ohio 44406 (330) 549-1111. Arrangements 
have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home, Salem, 330-337-6363.

Monday May 04, 2020

Obituary
Eugene Chepke, 86, peacefully passed away on May 1, 2020 surrounded by family, 
following a long battle with dementia and Alzheimer's. 
Eugene was born in Diamond Ohio in 1933, where he lived on his family’s farm with 
his parents Balasa and Vera Chepke and 10 siblings. Eugene was a lifelong 
member of the American Hungarian Reformed Church in Youngstown (now Rock 
View Christian Church). 
Eugene was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years Ramona (Battershell). He 
leaves behind two brothers George and Thomas Chepke, three daughters Diana 
Kasprzyk, Beth Chepke (Tim Cimperman), Tami Miller (Jim) and two grandsons 
Jason Miller (Makenzie) and Cameron Miller (Alyssa). 
Eugene played basketball, football and ran track at Jackson Milton High school and 
received a full scholarship to Heidelberg College. He played collegiate football at 
Heidelberg for four years. The Student Princes went undefeated in his senior year 
and won three Ohio Conference titles during his college career. Gene played both 
rugby and football while serving in the Army. As an educator he spent his early 
teaching and coaching career at his alma mater Jackson Milton for two years. He 
then spent the next 27 years of his career at Austintown Fitch as a health & physical 
education teacher, football coach and athletic director. Under Gene’s direction the 
athletic program for the Austintown schools encompassed 17 varsity sports, 41 
junior varsity and freshman sports and 18 middle school programs. He also ran 
District and Regional track, football and wrestling tournaments for the state. 
Eugene has been inducted into the Jackson-Milton Athletic Hall of Fame, the 
Heidelberg College Hall of Fame and Austintown Fitch Athletic Hall of Fame, Ohio 
Track Hall of Fame as well as being selected Mahoning County Sportsman of the 
Year and Ohio Athletic Director of the Year. Eugene was awarded numerous other 
accolades during his life in both education and athletics, including Jennings 
Scholarship Award for Excellence in Teaching and Austintown Booster of the Year. 
He also served as the Vice President and President of the Northeastern Ohio 
Athletic Association. Eugene served as an elder of his church and was involved in 
numerous community activities. 
Gene enjoyed hunting and fishing and spending time with his family and numerous 
friends. He will be remembered for many things, most importantly his sense of 
humor and his work ethic. The stories are endless, and everyone has their favorite 
memory of Coach Chepke. 
A private graveside service will be held for immediate family with a celebration of life 
to be announced at a later time. 
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made in Eugene's 
memory to the Jackson-Milton Athletic Hall of Fame, 13910 Mahoning Ave., North 
Jackson OH 44451. The Austintown Fitch High School Athletic Hall of Fame, att: 
Dan Bokesch, 4560 Falcon Dr, Austintown, OH 44515.

Monday May 04, 2020

Obituary
AUSTINTOWN-Paula C. Ehrhart, 70, passed away early Saturday morning, May 2, 
2020 in Wytheville, VA. She was born August 12, 1949 in Youngstown, a daughter 
of Robert E. and Sally A. (Shea) Crawford. Paula was an auditor with PNC Bank for 
33 years, retiring in 2015. She was a member of the F.O.E. Aerie No. 3298 in 
Austintown, the American Legion Post No. 737 in Lake Milton, the Moose Lodge No. 
186 in Warren and the VFW Post No. 4237 in Austintown. Paula loved being with 
family and friends. She enjoyed motorcycles and playing cards. Her husband of 41 
years, Gary J. Ehrhart, whom she married July 29, 1967, died Oct. 9, 2008. Paula is 
survived by her sons, Edward P. Ehrhart of Austintown and James D. Ehrhart of 
Weathersfield; her sister, Linda A. (George) Russ of Austintown; her grandson, 
Jeremy J. Ehrhart of Altoona, PA and her companion, Mike J. Mulhall of Boardman. 
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband. There will be a 
Memorial Service at a later date. Arrangements are by the Lane Family Funeral 
Homes-Austintown Chapel.

Monday May 04, 2020

Obituary
Private services were held Saturday, May 2, 2020 at Lane Funeral Home 
Austintown Chapel for Mr. Walter Jones Huebner, age 81. He died peacefully at his 
residence on Sunday, April 26, 2020. 

Walter was born January 10, 1939 to the late Helen Irene (Mlynarski) and John F. 
Huebner. He graduated from South High School in 1957. He enlisted in the US 
Army. Walter served in the 3rd Infantry Division in Schweinfurt, Germany, Ledward 
Caserne Barracks from January 1959 to December 1961. 

In September 1960, while on weekend leave in London, England, he met the love of 
his life, June E. Goodenough of Liverpool, England. They married in Youngstown, 
Ohio on October 20, 1961. Mr. Huebner enlisted in the US Air Force and served 
with the Communication Division, Keesler Air Base in Mississippi, 1962 as well as 
Lakenheath Air Base, England, 1965 and Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, 
1967. During that time, they were blessed with a daughter and a son. In 1967, they 
returned to Youngstown and settled down to raise a family. 

Walter proudly worked at General Motors for 34 years from November 1967 until his 
retirement in November 2001. He reenlisted in the US Air Force Reserve in 1971, 
serving in the 76th Mobility Aerial Port Squadron in the 910th at Youngstown ARS. 
During Operation Desert Storm, he deployed to Ramstein AFB, Germany. He 
received decorations for Service in the Cold War as well as Desert Storm and 
retired as a Master Sergeant in 2002. In retirement, he enjoyed working with local 
car dealers as a driver. 

Walter obtained his private pilot certificate in 1977. He shared his love of aviation 
with his son and grandsons. He was a lifelong fan of the YSU football team and 
enjoyed games, road trips, and tailgating with family and friends. He was a lifetime 
member of the American Legion and VFW Post 2799 where he conversed regularly 
with his fellow veterans. Upon hearing the club was to be closed, he generously 
made monetary donations to each server for their personal needs. 
In 2012, he re-met Linda Sarver of Austintown, a close childhood friend from Bryn 
Mawr Plat. They spent the last 8 beautiful years together, enjoying their families, 
travel, music, and all of the best that life has to offer. 
His wife of 42 years, June Ethel (Goodenough) Huebner, preceded him in death on 
March 14, 2004. He often said, “No two days were ever the same.” Walter loved his 
family dearly and will be greatly missed by beloved companion Linda Sarver; one 
brother, William Huebner of Girard, Ohio; two children Diane (Huebner) Olekshuk of 
New Middletown, Ohio and John Huebner of Camarillo, California; son-in-law David 
Olekshuk, daughter-in-law, Mary (Wirtz) Huebner; 5 grandchildren, Ashley E. 
Olekshuk, Walter A. Huebner, William J. Huebner, Thomas M. Huebner, and 
Jonathon Elliott Huebner; nephew Craig Huebner and niece Shari Huebner. He also 
leaves extended family members in England and Australia. 

Memorial contributions can be made in memory of Mr. Walter Huebner to Saint 
Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

Monday May 04, 2020

Obituary
Naomi E. Unkefer, age 95, of Daytona Beach Florida, and formerly of Alliance, 
passed away May 1, 2020 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

  She was born November 11, 1924 in Garrison, Pennsylvania to Jesse B. and Lillie 
(Pethel) Anderson.

  A graduate of Waynesburg High School in Pennsylvania, Naomi worked as a 
waitress and pie maker at Perkins for 28 years. She also worked at Alliance 
Manufacturing for several years.

  She was a member of the Freeburg Church of the Brethren.

    Survivors include her sons, Robert W. (Peggy) Hubbs, of Owens Cross Roads, 
Alabama, and Mark Hubbs, of Alliance; many grand and great grandchildren; and 
brother, Fred Anderson of Aliquippa, PA.

  She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack D. Unkefer, whom she married 
Oct. 9, 1992; and who died April 8, 2003; an infant son, Charles Gary Hubbs; sons, 
David Ray Hubbs, and Kenneth A. Hubbs; and brothers, Wilbur Perry and Ray 
Anderson, Charles Junior Anderson, and sister, Eva Farley.                                                               

 A private family service will be held at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home.

 Interment will be at Fairmount Memorial Park.

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

Monday May 04, 2020

Obituary
 Jeffery Linn Bowman, age 60, of Alliance, passed away at 10:12 a.m. Thursday, 
April 30, 2020 at Aultman/Alliance Community Hospital.

  He was born May 20, 1959 in Alliance, Ohio to Glenn and Frances (Mikol) 
Bowman.

  A graduate of Canton McKinley High School, Jeff also graduated from Lamar 
University in Orange, Texas.

  He formerly worked in maintenance at St. Joseph’s Care Center, Republic 
Storage, and was currently employed at Clem Lumber in Shipping and Receiving.

  Jeff was a member of the Sebring Church of the Nazarene.

  His hobbies included fishing, shooting, traveling to Amish Country, and spending 
time with his family.

  Survivors include his wife, Bonnie (Ring) Bowman, whom he married July 30, 
1979; son, Mitch Mitchell, of Alliance, daughters, Jennifer (Huston) Kiser of 
Marlboro, Tabbatha (Joe) Roth of Mantua, and son, Jeffery Bowman II, of Alliance;  
eleven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and siblings, Glenn (Judy) Bowman 
of Alliance, David (Jan) Bowman, of Canton, Glenna Campbell of Canton, Wayne 
Bowman of Canton, and Martha (Gary) Fox of Ball Ground, GA.

  Jeff was preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Wade Bowman.

 Per the family’s wishes, no services will be held.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the family for their discretion, or to the 
SAM Center, (Serving Area Military Members and Widows), 413 Lincolnway East, 
Massillon, OH 44646.

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

Monday May 04, 2020

Obituary
Nelson S. Garnes Sr., age 76, of Alliance, died early Friday morning, at 6:50 a.m., 
May 1, 2020, at Aultman Alliance Community Hospital.

  Nelson was born in Lisbon, Ohio to Ralph and Elma (Parsons) Garnes.    He was a 
1962 graduate of Sebring McKinley High School.

  He was employed by Chrysler Corporation in Twinsburg for over 30 years until 
retirement in 1994.

  Nelson was a member of the First Church of God, where he taught Sunday school. 
He was also president of the Twilighter’s Group, served on the board of trustees, a 
past-president of the Men of the Church, and also chaired funeral dinners with his 
wife, Mary. Nelson was also an active member of the Chapter 5 CB Club, and The 
Golden Mike Club. He enjoyed camping, gardening, and working on old cars.

  Survivors include his wife, Mary (Williams) Garnes whom he married March 10, 
1962; daughter Marie (Dwain) Unkefer of Beloit; two sons, Nelson (Shelley Pierce) 
Garnes of Beloit, and Ralph (Carmen) Garnes of Alliance; 5 grandchildren, Heather 
King, Meara Garnes, Emily Unkefer, Eric (Heather) Unkefer; one great-grandson 
Bryer Unkefer; one sister, Dolly (Gene) Morrison of Minerva; and brother Lawrence 
(Carolyn) Garnes of Alliance. 

  Nelson is preceded in death by his parents; great-grandson Brody Unkefer; and 3 
sisters and 2 brothers.

  A private service will be held at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home on 
Tuesday, May 5th with Pastor Dale Gruver officiating. Interment will be at Highland 
Memorial Park.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the First Church of God   

505 N. Lincoln Ave Alliance, OH 44601.

  Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home. Friends 
may register online at www.ctcfuneral.com

Monday May 04, 2020

Obituary
Donald John Haubert, 91, passed away May 1, 2020 after an extended illness and 
brief stay in hospice.  Don was born in Canton, Ohio on October 31, 1928 to the late 
Harold and Lucille (Bleier) Haubert.  Don was very active at Louisville HS, including 
playing trumpet in the band, football, and his first love, catcher on the baseball 
team.  Upon graduating in 1946, he joined the Army Air Corps and achieved the 
rank of Staff Sergeant in his three-year stint while also playing on the base 
basketball, baseball, and football teams.  After marriage and starting a family, Don 
worked at both Republic Steel and the family fruit farms, until exclusively working at 
the family business, Hilltop Orchards in East Canton and Minerva, until his 
retirement.  In his retirement Don spent countless hours working and managing his 
beloved campground and property at Haubert’s Hide-Away in Minerva.  Don 
enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing, hunting, and camping at many 
memorable destinations.  He was a man who enjoyed the simple pleasures of life, 
had a grip like a vise, could fix almost anything, and could always bring a smile to 
your face with one of his many “colorful”, wonderfully descriptive, farm sayings.  Don 
loved his dogs and they loved him!  Dad was a good man who will be dearly missed 
by his family. Don was proceeded in death by his parents, a sister Doris Gill and son 
Dr. James Haubert.  He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Patty (McKimm) 
Haubert, sons John Haubert of Midlothian, VA, Jeff (Christy) Haubert of Minerva, 
Doug (Krista) Haubert of North Canton, and daughter Tina (Jim) Fitzpatrick of 
Green, sisters Janet Wartluft , Carol Martig, 11 grandchildren and his dog, Nellie.  In 
lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Don’s name to St. Joseph’s 
Catholic Church of Alliance.  Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a private family 
ceremony will be held at a later date.                        Stier-Israel Funeral Home 330-
875-1414

Monday May 04, 2020

Obituary
Lucille Schmucker, 96, of Hesston, KS died May 1, 2020.  She was born March 4, 
1924 to the late John and Bertha Sommers in Louisville, OH.  She is preceded in 
death by her husband, Leonard, a son, Ronald, three sister: Maxine Martin Brooks, 
Mildred Schmucker, Arline Schmucker, and a brother, Earl Sommers.

On February 20, 1945, Lucille married her high school sweetheart, Leonard 
Schmucker.  They were married 64 years.  They had six children—three girls and 
three boys. Leonard and Lucille pastored two churches in Manistique and Imlay 
City, Michigan.  Lucille became a nurse aide after the children were in school and 
she worked in a local hospital.  This work was very rewarding for her.

In 1975, the family moved to Hesston, KS for additional schooling and Lucille 
continued her Nurse Aide work in a local hospital and then at Schowalter Villa 
Nursing Center until her retirement in 1989.  She was a member of Hesston 
Mennonite Church. During retirement they moved to their home community of 
Louisville, OH to be close to relatives. After her husband’s death, Lucille returned to 
Hesston, KS to live at Schowalter Villa. Lucille enjoyed quilting, was a wonderful 
baker and cook, and opened her home for others in need. Survivors include:  five 
children: Lillian and Michael Badrak of Jackson, MI; Marvin and Lee Schmucker of 
Wichita, KS; Myrna Roiser of Rochester Hills, MI; Carol and Dave Fite of 
Quarryville, PA; Darrel and DeeAnn Schmucker of Sacramento, CA; daughter-in-law 
Lisa Schmucker of DeSoto, KS; nine grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Lucille will be laid rest, beside her husband Leonard, in Beech Mennonite Church 
Cemetery, Louisville, OH. Online condolences may be left for the family at 
www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

Memorial gifts may be sent to Schowalter Villa (200 W. Cedar Street, Hesston, KS 
67062 or www.schowalter-villa.org ); Mennonite Mission Network (PO Box 370, 
Elkhart, IN 46515-0370 or www.mennonitemission.net) or Beech Mennonite Church 
(10037 Easton Street, Louisville, OH 44641 or www.beachmennonitechurch.org.

                                                Stier-Israel Funeral 

Monday May 04, 2020

Obituary
Gerald Lee Conrad, age 90, of Alliance, OH passed away Sunday, May 3, 2020 at 
Woodlawn Compassionate Care Center in Canton, OH. He was born May 24, 1929 
to the late Raymond and Mattie (Stutzman) Conrad. He was a graduate of Louisville 
High School and worked for AT&T for 31 years. After retirement he was employed 
by Mount Union University where he installed a new telephone system and worked 
for 10 years until his retirement in 1995. Jerry was a life-long member of Beech 
Mennonite Church where he was an elder for many years and held many different 
offices throughout his life.  He was a former member of the Washington Ruritans 
Club. He enjoyed camping with his wife, children and grandchildren and he loved 
bowling, golfing, carving and wood working. Jerry married Melva (Schloneger) 
Conrad whom he had known since childhood. She was a wonderful, loving 
companion for 68 years. He is survived by his wife Melva and three children, Bonnie 
(Galen) Stutzman, Jude (Ross) Miller, Paul (Rhonda) Conrad; Grandchildren, Ben 
(Myka) Stutzman, Ryan (Bethany) Stutzman, Andrew (Anne) Miller, Jocelyn (Ryan) 
Reed, Ashley (Nate) Mast, Austin, Michelle and Chad Conrad; great-grandchildren, 
Estia and Truen Stutzman, Madison, Kate and Caden Miller, Aveline Grace 
Stutzman, Addilyn Reed, Zion and Malcolm Conrad; many nieces, nephews and 
wonderful friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Cletus 
Conrad, a sister, Naomi Conrad Ulrich, granddaughter, Lynn Miller and great-
granddaughter, Isella Stutzman. 

A private burial for immediate family will be held on Tuesday, May 5 where Jerry will 
be laid to rest in Beech Mennonite Church Cemetery. A celebration of life service 
will be planned for a future date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mennonite Disaster 
Service, 583 Airport Road, Lititz, PA 17543 or Little Eden Camp, 3721 Portage Point 
Dr, Onekama, MI 49675 with a note indicating in memory of Jerry Conrad. Online 
condolences may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

                                                            Stier-Israel 

Sunday May 03, 2020

Obituary
Salem- Peggy Lee Greenwood McLaughlin, age 76, of Salem, passed away on 
Saturday, May 2, 2020 at St. Mary’s Alzheimer’s Center in Columbiana.

She was born on January 11, 1944 in East Liverpool, OH, a daughter of the late 
William and Betty Stype Greenwoood.

Peggy graduated from Beaver Local High School in 1961 and went on to study at 
the Robert Morris business college in Pittsburgh, PA.  She worked as a bookkeeper 
most of her adult life and retired in 2006.  She was a member of the Bethlehem 
Church of Nazarene in Bethlehem, PA, and attended First Friends church in Salem.  
In her early years, she was a Sunday school teacher, church treasurer, board 
member and missions director.  Peggy loved her family and was an avid reader.  
She enjoyed jigsaw puzzles and was a formidable Scrabble player.  She enjoyed 
cruises, her favorite vacations being a cruise to Alaska with Len for their 40th 
wedding anniversary, as well as one along the coast of New England and Canada.  
She is loved and will be greatly missed by many.

Peggy is survived by her husband of almost 58 years, Leonard “Len” McLaughlin, 
whom she married on July 3, 1962; daughter, Michelle (Frank) Diaz of Dover, NH; 
son, Michael (Kristin) McLaughlin of Leesburg, VA; two sisters, Joyce (Leroy) 
McLaughlin of Rogers, OH, and Judy Brown of Columbiana, OH, and by a brother, 
Joe (Carol) Greenwood of Canfield, OH.  Also surviving are five grandchildren, 
Danielle (Mike) Frothingham, Conor McLaughlin, Makena McLaughlin, Maddie 
Blackwell, and Betsy Blackwell, as well as a great grandson, Everett Frothingham, 
many beloved nieces and nephews and extended family.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a public celebration of Peggy’s life will be held at a 
later date.

Private family services were held and Peggy was laid to rest at Crest Haven 
Memorial Gardens in New Waterford, OH.

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

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

Saturday May 02, 2020

Obituary
Ann J. Semko, 87, of North Jackson, passed away Thursday, May 1, 2020, at the 
Hospice House in Poland. 
Born July 25, 1932 in Youngstown, Ohio, Ann was the daughter of the late Joseph 
and Mary (Barila) Guzi. 
Ann was a devoted wife and homemaker; she enjoyed volunteering and helping 
others. She was a former member of St. Elizabeth Church, the Rosary Society, the 
Ladies Guild and Ladies Penn Lodge. She was a current member of Our Lady of the 
Lake Church. 
Besides her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband Andrew Semko 
whom she married September 25, 1952 and died June 7, 1995; her brother Joseph 
Guzi and her sister Mary Luchansky. 
She leaves to cherish her memory her children Robert (Sandy) Semko and Lynda 
(David) Sonnenlitter; her grandchildren Samantha (Wesley) Truitt and Annie (Brad) 
Creatore; and her great granddaughter Cora. 
Private services were held and Ann was laid to rest beside her husband in Calvary 
Cemetery. A Memorial Mass will be held at a later date.

Saturday May 02, 2020

Obituary
Columbiana, OH - Thomas C. Rambo, age 79, formerly of California, KY, passed 
away Friday afternoon, May 1, 2020 at Hospice House, Poland, OH.

Dr. Rambo was born on August 28, 1940 in Ranipet, India, son of the late Victor and 
Louise Birch Rambo. He moved to the US to attend the College of Wooster, in 
Wooster, OH, then moved on to earn his doctorate in biology from the Ohio State 
University. He spent two years teaching at Haile Selassie University in Alemaya, 
Ethiopia.

Thomas was a professor (emeritus) of biology at Northern Kentucky University, 
where he received the Outstanding Professor, Professor of the Year, and Strongest 
Influence Faculty awards. He was a founding member of the university faculty when 
he was hired in 1972. He also served as lay pastor at California Christian Church for 
25 years and was most recently a member of First Christian Church in Covington, 
KY.

Baseball (Cincinnati Reds). Birds (always watching). Ice cream (Graeter’s). Warmth 
(temperature and personality). Travel (Costa Rica and beyond). Teaching (Always). 
Music (classical). Faith.

But above all, generosity. Every student was his “kid,” every person someone to be 
lifted up. He shed literal blood for the mosquitoes in his lab and selflessly sacrificed 
his lap for the comfort of his dogs—and even a cat or two. He opened his home to 
many, sharing the peace of the surrounding nature with everyone who visited. He 
loved his family with a quiet intensity you knew you could always count on—even 
when he was biting his tongue to keep from yelling about some stupid thing his kids 
had done.

He is survived by his wife, the former Elinor E. Emery, whom he married on July 6, 
1968; his son, T. Birch (Sharon) Rambo of Crockett, VA; his daughter, Elisabeth 
(Fritz) Nelson of Columbiana, OH; five grandchildren, Micah Rambo, Rosalind H. 
Rambo, Clara Lederer, Tabitha Lederer and Eric Nelson; a brother, Dr. William (Dr. 
Lydia Englehardt) Rambo of Charleston, SC; and a sister, Barbara Hoshiko of 
Ashland, OH.

He was also preceded in death by a sister, Helen Walters, and a brother, Dr. V. 
Birch Rambo.

Services will be held at First Christian Church, Covington, KY, on a date to be 
determined later.

Memorial donations may be made to First Christian Church, Covington, KY, or the 
Northern Kentucky University COVID-19 Student Emergency Fund.

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

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

Friday May 01, 2020

Obituary
Ruth G. Saare, 91, of Mineral Ridge, passed away on April 30, 2020 at the Hospice 
House in Poland. 
Born August 20, 1928 in Girard, Ohio, she was the daughter of George and Carrie 
(Goss) Pullin. 
Ruth was a 1946 graduate of Girard High School. Her family was the center of her 
world. She was a devoted Christian and homemaker who loved to bake for family 
and friends. Ruth worked as a caretaker at Glenview Nursing Home for over 10 
years. 
Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, her husband William A. Saare, whom 
she married May 29, 1954 and died June 5, 2012, and her brother Robert Pullin. 
She leaves to cherish her memory, her children George Saare and Karen (Paul) 
Cassano; her grandchildren Samuel (Stephanie) Cassano, Georgia (Brandon) Kirby, 
and Jesse (Shannon) Cassano; and her great grandchildren Arizona, Braydon, and 
Creighton. 
Private services will be held and Ruth will be laid to rest beside her husband at Kerr 
Cemetery. The family requests memorial contributions be made to Hospice of the 
Valley, 9803 Sharrott Road, Poland, Ohio 44514.

Friday May 01, 2020

Obituary
NILES-Alice H. Prucey, 80, passed away early Friday morning, May 1, 2020 at her 
home that she shared with her aunt, Bette Harris. She was born June 17, 1939 in 
Youngstown, a daughter of Harry A. and Edna M. (Neville) Huffman. Alice was 
employed at Delphi Packard for 30 years, retiring in 1999. After retiring she was 
employed by Goldsteins Furniture Outlet in Canfield. Alice was a 1957 graduate of 
Mecca High School and remained close to her graduating class through the years. 
Alice loved NASCAR and enjoyed reading and knitting. She is survived by her sons, 
Brian D. (Carole) Prucey of Bossier City, LA and Gregory V. (Grzesiek) Prucey of 
Katowice, Poland; her daughters, Kathleen T. (Don) Teeter of Indianapolis, IN and 
Dianne M. (David) Eyster of Austintown; her brothers, Harold (Joanne) Huffman of 
Warren, Howard Huffman of Niles and Ron (Mary Ann) Huffman also of Niles; her 
sister, Judy (Roger) Reber of Warren; her grandchildren, Rebecca (Matthew) 
Hickey, David Carpenter, Lindsay Eyster and Jeremy Eyster; her great-
grandchildren, Connor Hickey and Duncan Hickey and many nieces and nephews. 
Besides her parents, Alice was preceded in death by her brother, Leonard Huffman 
and her sister, Robin Huffman. The family would like to thank Alice’s care-giver, April 
Rager and MVI Hospice for their compassionate care and concern for Alice. A 
Memorial Service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial 
contributions in Alice’s name may be given to the American Cancer Society, 525 
North Broad St. Canfield, OH 44406. Arrangements are by the Lane Family Funeral 
Homes-Austintown Chapel.

Friday May 01, 2020

ARLAN'S OBITUARY
Arlan Frederick Mason  89, of Salem, died at 1:56 Pm Thursday, April 30, 2020, just 
two days after his wife at Salem West Healthcare also following complications of the 
Covid-19 virus.
 
He was born on September 29, 1930, in Salem, Ohio, the son of the late John 
Slater and Emma (Miller) Mason.
 
He was employed at Mullins Mfg (nka American Standard) from 1948 to 1993. Arlan 
enjoyed playing his guitar and had played at one point in a country band.  He 
enjoyed the outdoors and liked to ride his Harley in his younger years. He and 
Marilyn enjoyed traveling around learning and researching the ancestry of their 
families.  Arlan liked to do woodworking in his spare time.
 
He is survived by three children; William R. (Lori) Mason, of Virginia, Arlan F. Mason 
II of Illinois, and Jeffrey L. Mason of Salem, six grandchildren, thirteen great-
grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
 
In addition to his parents, Arlan was preceded in death two days ago by his wife of 
71 years, the former Marilyn Milda Noll who also died from the Corna-19 virus, and 
his siblings: Helen Christofarris, Esther Snyder, Dorothy Topel, and Joseph and 
Roland Mason.
 
A joint private family service will be held on Saturday, May 2, 2020, 11 A.M. at the 
Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services. The Rev. 
John Bush will be officiating and the burial will be in Grandview Cemetery. A private 
visitation for the family will be at 10:30 A.M. Due to the Covid-19, we are limiting the 
services to the family at the funeral home. The visitation and funeral will be 
broadcast on YouTube starting at 10:30 A.M. When the video stream has started, 
links will be posted on our website and Facebook page. You may visit our website at 
apgreenisenfh.com to sign the guestbook, or our Facebook page at 
fb.me/APGreenisen to like and comment on the obituary.

Friday May 01, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – Esther “Louise” Lianna, age 88 died Thursday, April 30, 2020. She was 
born October 2, 1931 in Barnesville, OH, the daughter of the late John and Bessie 
(Ankrom) Gatchel.

Esther worked as an executive secretary for 22 years at Eljer Corp. She was a 
member of Salem United Methodist Church, V.F.W. Auxiliary, a Red Cross volunteer, 
Salem United Methodist Women, card clubs, enjoyed golf and bowling.

Her husbands, John Burgess, Donald Biddison and Rudolph John “Lee” Lianna 
preceded her in death.

Survivors include a daughter, Kelley (Larry) Kurtz of Youngstown and a sister, Betty 
Pokas of Martinsferry.

Besides her parents and husbands, a brother, Ralph Gatchel and a sister, Evelyn 
Carpenter also preceded her in death.

A private service will be held Monday, May 4, 2020 at Stark Memorial. Burial will be 
held at Hope Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to First United Methodist 
Church, P.O. Box 463, Salem, OH 44460 or Community Hospice, 716 Commercial 
Ave. SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.

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

Thursday April 30, 2020

Obituary
Michael R. Caspary, 52, of Youngstown, passed away Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 
St. Elizabeth Hospital Main Campus. Michael was born July 30, 1967 in 
Youngstown, the son 
of Frank and Dolores (Slater) Caspary. He was a graduate of Austintown Fitch High 
School, Class of 1985 and had studied at the Mahoning County Career and 
Technical Center. Michael was an Eagle Scout who worked for the Mahoning 
County Engineer’s office. He enjoyed watching baseball and NASCAR as well as 
time spent vacationing with family. He found joy in 
volunteering to assist others in their daily needs with doctor’s appointments, 
shopping, and 
much more. Michael was a former member of Wickliffe Presbyterian Church and in 
later years, a member of the Gospel Baptist Church in Poland, OH. Michael leaves 
one sister, Sally Lucas, and her husband, Kenneth of Austintown, one aunt, Arlene 
Slater whom he was very close to, as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins. 
Michael was preceded in death by his parents. A memorial service celebrating 
Michael’s life will be held at a later date. The family would like to express their 
gratitude for the exceptional care Michael received over the past years from Iron 
and String Life Enhancement. Arrangements were entrusted to the Lane Funeral 
Home, Austintown Chapel.

Thursday April 30, 2020

Obituary
Deborah Jean Logston, 57 

Deborah Jean Logston, 57 of Warren died Wednesday, April 22nd at her residence 
following a long illness. Deborah was born November 5, 1962 in Youngstown, a 
daughter of the late Robert and Frances Cummings Wayne. She graduated from 
Chaney High School and had worked for Kraftmaid, Dillon’s Plastic Factory, and 
Johnson’s Rubber Company, all in Middlefield. Deborah was a simple woman and 
found pleasures in the simple things in life like camping, gardening and being 
outdoors. She enjoyed sitting in her backyard, watching and feeding the birds, 
especially the cardinals. She also loved motorcycles and never passed up a chance 
to take a ride. Deborah will be missed by her five sons, Timothy Pelar, Chris Pelar, 
Brandon Pelar all of Warren, Greg Lazzara of Erie, PA and Cody Logston of 
Champion; five sisters, Barbara Barringer of North Jackson, Laura (Tim) Wilks of 
Niles, Francine (Eric) Brunstetter of Warren, Cindy (Randy) Harris and, Pam 
Granger both of Florida and three grandchildren, Ethan, Sophie and Cecilia. 
Besides her parents, Deborah was preceded in death by her step-father, Jack 
Sanson. Arrangements have been entrusted to Lane Family Funeral Homes, 
Austintown Chapel.

Thursday April 30, 2020

Obituary
Farmdale - Gerard "Jerry" V. Joseph, 74, passed away Thursday evening, April 29, 
2020 at St. Joseph Medical Center in Warren. 
Jerry was born on April 11, 1946 in Pittsburgh, PA, a son of the late Frank Pehowic 
and Mary Joseph. 
He was a graduate of St. Joseph High School in Pittsburgh and a proud veteran of 
the United States Army serving his country from July 23, 1969 until he was 
honorably discharged on July 1, 1975. After his discharge he married his wife 
Darlene (Harnicher) Joseph on January 7, 1976. 
He loved spending time with his family, driving his grandchildren around in a wagon 
from his tractor, swimming, and telling jokes. He also collected coins, guns, and 
model cars. 
Jerry will be deeply missed by his loving wife of 44 years Darlene; children JJ 
(Michelle) Joseph, Jolene (Mike) Kreh, Melissa (Ian) Albrecht, and Bryan (Tarra) 
Joseph; grandchildren, Matthew, Christian, Jenna, Jaianna, Kyle, Grace, Jonathan, 
and Jada; sisters, Theresa, Dede, Mary, and Frannie. 
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Frank and sister Mary 
Rita. 
Services for Jerry are private, and burial will take place at All Souls Cemetery in 
Bazetta Township. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be donated to American Lung 
Association or St. Jude's Children Hospital. 
Family and friends may send their heartfelt condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com

Thursday April 30, 2020

Obituary
Columbiana – Karen R. Sikora, 81, of Columbiana, died Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 
Whispering Pines Village, Columbiana.

Mrs. Sikora was born September 9, 1938 in Youngstown, a daughter of the late 
Kenneth C. and Virginia Seneca Close and had lived in this area all of her life.  She 
was a 1956 graduate of North Lima High School and had been employed as a sales 
person at the former Woolworth Department Store for several years.

She was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church, Columbiana.  Karen loved to read, 
visit with family and friends, and complete jigsaw puzzles.

Her husband, Paul F. Sikora, whom she married June 28, 1958 died November 10, 
1989.  After the death of her beloved husband, Paul, she met her soul mate, Sam 
Madden in 1994.  Together, they traveled to many countries and states until his 
death.  She was also preceded in death by her sister, Kay Ann Close Joseph.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 2, 2020 at St. Jude Roman 
Catholic Church, Columbiana with the Reverend Christopher Cicero officiating.  
Burial will follow in Columbiana Cemetery.

It was Karen’s wish that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the St. 
Jude Roman Catholic Church Building Fund.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral 
Home, Columbiana.  Sign the register and send condolences at 
www.familycareservices.com

Thursday April 30, 2020

Obituary
Barbara A. Hoover, age 78, of Homeworth, passed away at 5:14 p.m. Tuesday, April 
28, 2020 at Mercy Medical Center.

  She was born May 20, 1941 in Alliance, Ohio to John W. and Ann (Bright) Miller. A 
graduate of Alliance High School, class of 1959, Barbara was formerly employed by 
Dr. Lawrence Mitchell and later retired from Alliance Obstetrics in 2014 after 31 
years of service as Office Manager.

 Mrs. Hoover was a member of St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church. She enjoyed reading 
and gardening, and most of all spending time with her family.

  Survivors include her husband, John William Hoover, whom she married July 30, 
1960; sons, Gregory A. (Connie) Hoover of Alliance, Jeffrey J. (Paula) Hoover of 
Collinsville, OK; grandchildren Cory Hoover, Tyler Hoover, and Abigail Hoover; 
great-grand daughter, Payton; sisters, Alice (Larry) Allen of Louisville, and Betty 
(Donald) Bistrow of Austintown; also several nieces and nephews.

 She was preceded in death by her parents.

  A memorial mass will be held at St. Gabriel Catholic Church in Minerva at a later 
date.  Interment will be at Salem Greenlawn Cemetery.

  Memorial contributions can be made to St. Gabriel Catholic Church     400 W. High 
St. Minerva, OH 44657, The Lymphoma Society 5700 Brecksville Rd. Suite 202 
Independence, OH 44131, and Aultman Alliance Hospice 2461 W. State St. Alliance 
OH 44601  Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral 
Home, Alliance, Ohio. 

Wednesday April 29, 2020

Obituary
Diana D. Sweeney, 71 of Cortland, died Friday morning, April 24, 2020, at her 
home. She was born October 29, 1948 in Warren, the daughter of the late Casey L. 
and Dorothy C. Davis Robakewicz. She was a lifetime area resident and grew up in 
Rome, Ohio. 

Diana worked as a self employed CPA, working from her home until her retirement 
in 1990. She was a 1966 graduate of Grand Valley High School and received her 
bachelors degree in business administration from YSU. She also served on 
Cortland City council for 20 years. 

Diana attended St. Mary's Catholic Church in Warren. She was a member of the 
Mahoning Valley CPA chapter of the Ohio Society of CPA's. Diana enjoyed 
gardening and reading, especially about current events. 

She is survived by two brothers, Casimer L. "Butch" (Cathy Kish) Robakewicz Jr. of 
Bristolville and John (Jane) Robakewicz of Rome. Her husband, George Nelson 
Sweeney, Jr., whom she married March 15, 1975 preceded her in death September 
11, 2008. 

Per Diana's wishes there will be no services or calling hours. Entombment will be at 
the All Souls Cemetery mausoleum in Bazetta. Arrangements were entrusted to 
Lane Family Funeral Homes, Shafer-Winans Chapel in Cortland. 

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

Wednesday April 29, 2020

Obituary
Wanda Spangler, age 82, of Canton, OH passed away Tuesday, April 28, 2020. She 
was born August 8, 1937 in Webster Springs, West Virginia to the late Otis and Ina 
Osburn. She was a member of Maranatha Bible Church. Wanda loved Jesus and 
her grandchildren. She also enjoyed teaching both Sunday school and art classes.

Wanda was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Spangler, in 1999; two 
sisters, Alma Marko and Barbara Gahring. She is survived by her daughter, Holly 
(Andy) Rist; her son, James (Colleen) Spangler; a sister, Shirleen Ramsey; two 
brothers, Meredith (Carylon) Osburn and Gary (Kim) Osburn; 6 grandchildren, 
Abigail, Andrew, Noah, Carter, Caetlin and Lincoln.

A private family graveside service will be in Evergreen Memorial Garden, where she 
will be laid to rest beside her husband. A service to celebrate Wanda’s life is being 
planned for a future date. In lieu of flowers and to share in her love for missions, 
please donate to Equip Ministries International at 
https://www.equipministriesinternational.org/     

                                      Stier-Israel Funeral Home   

Wednesday April 29, 2020

MARILYN'S OBITUARY
Marilyn Milda (Noll) Mason, 88, of Salem, died at 3:15 Tuesday, April 28, 2020, at 
Salem West Healthcare due to Covid-19 virus.
 
She was born on April 4, 1932, in Salem, the daughter of the late Roy and Marie 
(Schwebach) Noll.
 
 
Marilyn worked at Salem Label as a Roll Print Press Operator for 14 years. She also 
worked for Dr. Richard Pasco DC as an insurance clerk for four years. Marilyn went 
to Kent State University later in life and graduated with a degree in Business. She 
also volunteered at the Salem Memorial Building to assist local residents with filing 
their taxes.
 
Marilyn loved to research and learn things her entire life. It allowed her to be a good 
teacher in helping others. This was also a big help to her over the years as she did 
research of the family ancestry.
 
In her spare time she loved to be outdoors in the flower beds and vegetable garden. 
She then liked to bring in her harvest and make delicious meals all year round. In 
her quiet times you could find her crafting and knitting in her home.
 
She is survived by her husband of 71 years, Arlan F. Mason Sr., whom she married 
on July 23, 1948, three children; William R. (Lori) Mason, of Virginia, Arlan F. Mason 
II of Illinois, and Jeffrey L. Mason of Salem, six grandchildren, thirteen great-
grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.
 
In addition to her parents, Roy L. Noll and Marie (Schwebach) Noll Vaughn, She 
was preceded in death by her son Charles J. Mason, and brother Paul J. Noll.
 
Private family services will be held on Saturday, May 2, 2020, 11 A.M. at the 
Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services. The Rev. 
John Bush will be officiating and the burial will be in Grandview Cemetery. A private 
visitation for the family will be at 10:30 A.M. Due to the Covid-19, we are limiting the 
services to the family at the funeral home. The visitation and funeral will be 
broadcast on YouTube starting at 10:30 A.M. When the video stream has started, 
links will be posted here on our website and Facebook page. You may sign the 
guestbook here on our website, or visit our Facebook page at fb.me/APGreenisen to 
like and comment on the obituary.

Tuesday April 28, 2020

Obituary
Melvin D. Royer, age 89, of Louisville, OH passed away Tuesday, April 28, 2020. He 
was born December 6, 1930 in Canton, OH to the late Donald and Martha (Weisel) 
Royer. Melvin was a retired Dairy Farmer. He was a member of the Chapel in 
Marlboro, the Farm Bureau and American Dairy Farmers.

Melvin is survived by his wife of 67 years, Carol (Miller) Royer; two daughters, 
Demie (Donald) Cuenot, Sandra (Harold) Newman; four sons, Tim (Cheryl), Greg 
(Jeannine), Dan, and Joel (Kelly) Royer; a sister, Marviene Miller; two brothers, 
Lorin (Marilyn) Royer, David Royer; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. 
He was also preceded in death by a grandson, Steven Royer and a brother Orin 
Royer.

A private family service and burial will be Saturday morning in Sunset Hills Memory 
Garden. A service to celebrate Melvin’s life is being planned for a future date.  
Memorial donations may be made to the Chapel in Marlboro or St. Joseph Care 
Center. Online condolences may be left at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

                                      Stier-Israel Funeral Home

Tuesday April 28, 2020

Obituary
Wilbur L. Cole, 81, passed away on April 22, 2020 at Humility House due to 
complications of Pulmonary Fibrosis. Will was born in Youngstown on August 11, 
1938 to the late Wilbur E. & Frieda Cummings Cole. 
Will lived most of his life in the Youngstown area. He graduated from Austintown 
Fitch High School in 1956 and went on to continue his education at Youngstown 
State University where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business. He 
was a member of the Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity and remains an alumnus 
attending many functions and activities throughout the years, also attending many 
basketball and football games. Will began his career as an insurance adjuster, 
working in different areas for a short while, but made his way back to his hometown, 
Youngstown, where he wanted to be. He was employed by Erie Insurance Company 
for 32 years as a litigation specialist retiring in 2001. He belonged to the Claims 
Association throughout his career. After his retirement from Erie Insurance 
Company, he later went on to become a bus driver for the Austintown Local School 
District and he enjoyed driving the kids back and forth to school and on field trips 
until he retired again in 2014. 
Will’s passion was golf and he belonged to many golf leagues throughout his life. He 
enjoyed his yearly trips to North Carolina with his many friends. Will loved spending 
time with his family and especially loved to attend and watch his grandchildren’s 
sports and activities. He was an avid fan of the Thiel Tomcats, Ohio State Buckeyes 
and the Cleveland Indians, taking his children and grandchildren to many Indians 
games. Tuesday night cards with his cousins will not be the same as he looked 
forward to that weekly. Will also enjoyed many years from grade school to college 
and thru life with his two best friends John and Charlie Africa. 
Besides his wife the former Lois Platt, Wilbur is survived by his children Terri (Mike) 
Rasor, Karen Cole, Brian (Becky) Cole; grandchildren Laura (Shaun) Collier, Daniel 
Rasor, Michael (Cara) Rasor, Bryce Cole and Avery Cole; two great grandchildren 
Savannah Collier and Rhett Rasor; sister-in-laws Donna Cole and Karen Platt; 
sisters Kelli (Dave) Choats and Sharon (Tony) Willmitch; and many other beloved 
family and friends. Will was preceded in death by his parents, an infant daughter 
and his twin brother Warner Cole. 
A Memorial Service and celebration of life in Will’s honor will be held at a future date 
due to the present circumstances. 
The family would like to express their deep appreciation to the staff at Humility 
House for the loving care Will received during his short stay. We especially thank 
Jason, Roz, Kathy, Avery, Elsa, Roxanne, Carol and the many others who took such 
wonderful care of Will while he was there. 
Memorial contributions can be made in Will’s name to Hospice of the Valley. 
Please visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to leave condolences to the family.

Tuesday April 28, 2020

Obituary
On April 26, 2020, Kenneth C. Bailey, better known to his many friends as Kenny 
died peacefully at home surrounded by his beautiful, beloved and best friend of 49 
nine years wife Cindy, his son Lee of Ft Myers, FL and his daughter Danielle of 
Columbus, OH. 
Kenny was born in Youngstown Ohio December 15, 1953 to Richard E and 
Catherine M Bailey. Kenny is survived by his siblings Richard Bailey of Sacramento, 
CA; James (Nola) Bailey of North Jackson, OH, Kathy Barcus of Sacramento CA, 
Linda (Thomas) Vaughn of Temple TX; Joe Bailey of North Jackson, OH; his 
grandson Cayden Phillips of Chagrin Falls, Oh and many nieces and nephews. 
Kenny was preceded in death by his parents, his younger brother Billy Bailey, his 
two brothers-in law Harry (Ellen) Lyle and Rick (Kathy) Barcus. 
Kenny was not only “The Most Interesting Man in the World” he was also the most 
loved. 
Kenny was loyal to a fault and what was most important in life to Kenny was the 
love he had for his family and friends. He would do anything for anyone. 
He was a proud Union Sheet Metal worker of Local 33 for over 30 years and a 
diehard Ohio State Buckeye fan. 
Kenny a legendary wrestling fan along with his childhood best friend Tom Hernan 
founded the Youth Wrestling Program for Canfield. Kenny will be missed and 
mourned by the many, many, wrestlers whose lives he touched. 
Due to the current situation there will be a private service for family only on 
Wednesday April 29, 2020 at Lane Funeral Home in Canfield. Friends are welcome 
to arrive at the funeral home at 1:45 pm , remaining in their cars to follow Kenny to 
his final rest at Green Haven Memorial Gardens 44406. 
Friends are welcome to drive by and pay their respects from their vehicles. 
The “World is a Sadder Place” without Kenny in it but a better place for having 
known him. 
To My Baby From Cindy – The Love of His Life Always.

Tuesday April 28, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – Stanley Bruce Peters, age 76 died Friday, April 24, 2020 at Salem West 
Healthcare Center. He was born September 25, 1943 in Ravenna, son of Stanley 
Bruce and June Elizabeth (Amo) Peters.

Stanley served in the United States Navy. He retired from the railroad.

Survivors include two nieces Stephanie Sutcliffe of Deerfield and Shannon Sutcliffe 
of Canton.

No services will be held.

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

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

Tuesday April 28, 2020

Obituary
Leetonia - Janis Crihfield, 71, of Leetonia, died on Monday, April 27, 2020 at Salem 
West Healthcare, Salem.

She was born on August 11, 1948 in Salem, OH, daughter of the late Raymond 
Marshall and Mabel Walter.

Janis had worked as a Homemaker and was a member of Church of Christ Lisbon 
where she taught bible school.

Survivors include her husband, Richard Crihfield, whom she married on April 17, 
1973, two sisters, Ethel Lehman-campbell of Columbiana and Vivian Stokes-Bucher 
of Columbiana.

During this unknown time with the Covid-19 pandemic, the family has decided to 
plan a memorial service with details to be announced at a later date.

Burial will take place at Oakdale Cemetery, Leetonia.

Memorial donations may be made to, The Alzheimer’s Association, 3711 Starr 
Centre Dr Ste. 4, Canfield, OH 44406.

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

Monday April 27, 2020

Obituary
Randall (Randy) K. Sloan, age 62, passed away on April 23, 2020, due to 
complications from AL amyloidosis. Randy graduated from Glenoak High School, 
and was an employee of the Louisville, OH, post office for 39 years, having retired 
in August, 2019. He was a proud Navy veteran, stationed out of Yakosuka, Japan, 
and a 32nd degree Mason, serving as Past Master of Julliard Lodge #460.

Randy leaves a legacy of a life lived with no regrets. He was preceded in death by 
his father James Sloan, and grandparents. He is survived by his mother Frances 
(Nan) Sloan, brother Rick (Timmi) Sloan, wife Karen, former wife Jolene, daughter 
Kate (Corey) Vinton, step-son Sean (Chelsea) Gibbs, grandchildren Kyler and 
Khloe. Also surviving are several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, a great-niece, 
great-nephews, cousins, and lifelong friends. He will be dearly missed by all, 
including his yellow lab Gabby.

Randy's wishes were to be cremated. His ashes will be spread, at a later date, near 
the family cabin in Tionesta, PA, so that those left behind can continue to find peace 
and solace walking “his” woods with him.

Following cremation, a private family service, with military and Masonic honors, will 
take place at Stier-Israel Funeral Home, 917 E Main St, Louisville OH, on May 1, 
2020, at 10:30am. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, a celebration 
service will be held, as soon as possible, to honor Randy's life, family, and friends. If 
you wish, online condolences, stories, or memories may be shared at 
www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

Monday April 27, 2020

Obituary
Charles W. English, age 81 of Warren, passed away at Signature Healthcare Center 
on April 25, 2020. Charlie was born on May 11, 1938 in Cleveland to Manley & Ila 
(Wilston) English. After graduating from Warren G. Harding High School in 1957, 
Charlie service his country in the US Army. 
On June 20, 1964, Charlie was united in marriage to the former Rebecca “Becky” 
Glover who preceded him in death in March of 2013. 
In 1962 Charlie went to work for the City of Warren. He started with the water 
department with his sights on the excitement of law enforcement. He was honored 
to serve his community for the Trumbull County Sheriff’s Department as a Deputy, 
Detective Sergeant and retired after 20 years as Lt. Turn Commander. After his 
retirement, Charlie stayed active working as a supervisor to the Domestic Relations 
Court. He owned and operated Tri-State Protective Services and lent his expertise 
to several security firms before officially retiring in the early 2000’s. 
Charlie is survived by a handful of his closest friends. 
Cremation has taken place, and he will be inurned with his wife at the St. Paul 
Lutheran Church columnbarium.

Monday April 27, 2020

Obituary
Quintino DeSantis,86, of Poland Twp. passed away Tuesday afternoon, April 
21,2020 at his winter home in Greenacres, Florida. Quint was born October 4,1933 
in Pacentro, Italy, the son of Guiseppe and Gaetana (Santeufemia) DeSantis. He 
left Italy for Caracas, Venezuela at 15, then emigrated to the United States in 1963. 
He was the owner and operator of Quint's Auto Body for 50 years. He taught the 
trade to his sons who eventually would take over the daily operations allowing him 
to spend more time with his wife and grandchildren. Quint was an active member of 
the Pacentrano Club where he served as President for many years. He played in 
several bocce and morra leagues in the area. He enjoyed golfing and traveling, 
spending much time in Venezuela with family and friends. He leaves his wife the 
former Liliana Cianci whom he married in 1957, one son Christian DeSantis and his 
wife Christine of Poland, grandchildren Olivia and Natalie, and grandchildren Giada 
and Quintino of Poland, a sister Mary Carano of Campbell and a sister Flora 
DiMascio of Tallmadge. Besides his parents, Quint was preceded in death by his 
son Joseph DeSantis, a sister Angelina Marchionda and brothers Lorenzo and 
Frank DeSantis. Private family services were held and Quint was laid to rest at Lake 
Park Cemetery. A memorial service celebrating the life of Quintino will be held at a 
later date.

Monday April 27, 2020

Obituary
Warren – Marie Elena Loomis, 73, passed away on Saturday April 25, 2020 at home 
surrounded by her loved ones. 
Marie was born on December 16, 1946 in Warren, Ohio, the daughter of the late 
Dominic and Rachel (Dawkins) DiBattiste. She married the love of her life, Stan 
Loomis, on March 17, 1969 and they shared 51 wonderful years together. 
There is nothing that Marie loved more than her family. She would do anything for 
them. She was a long-time member of Tod Avenue United Methodist Church and an 
active member and past president of the United Methodist Women. She also 
enjoyed working the fish fries. She was an avid sports fan and loved the Buckeyes, 
Browns, and Indians. 
She will be deeply missed by her husband Stan; her children Mary Beth (Andrew) 
Siegfried, Cheri (James) McCandless, and Bill (Pam) Loomis; her grandchildren 
Rachel Marie, James Ryan, Kaitlyn Marie, Walter Oakes, Ashlyn Marie, Jackson 
Lee, and Everly Grace; her siblings Frank DiBattiste, Rita DiBattiste, and Rae Ann 
(Jimmie) Sylvester; and many nieces and nephews. 
Marie is preceded in death by her parents, her sister Donna Boylan, and her sister-
in-law Barb DiBattiste. 
A celebration of life will be held at a later date. 
Memorial contributions can be made out to the Northeast Ohio MS Society or 
Harbor Light Hospice. 
Friends and family may send their heartfelt condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com

Monday April 27, 2020

Obituary
Roger Wayne Roessler, 83, passed away Sunday, April 26, 2020 at Hospice House. 
Roger was born July 20, 1936 in Rosemount, Ohio the son of William and Paloma 
(Schisler) Roessler. He worked as a machine operator before his retirement. Roger 
was an Army Veteran serving from 1959 until being honorable discharged in 1962. 
Roger loved being outdoors, he enjoyed gardening, fishing and working on cars. 
Roger was the loving husband of the late Valorie C. (Bates) Roessler. He leaves his 
children, Deborah J. Howell and her fiancé Christopher with whom he made his 
home, Kimberly S. (Rick) Camelli of Newton Falls, Roger W. Roessler Jr. of Berlin 
Center, and James D. (Darcy) Roessler of North Carolina, grandchildren, Matthew 
J. Wallace of North Jackson, whom he raised as his own son, Richard, Shelly, Keri, 
Crystal, David, Ronnie, Aaron, Ian, Madison, Dylan, and Peyton, as well as his great 
grandchildren, Wyatt, Gage, Claria, Valorie, and Matthew Wallace Jr., and sisters, 
Viola Pack, Marjorie Roessler, and Lois Pyles. Besides his parents and wife, Roger 
is preceded in death by one brother William Roessler, and four sisters, Janet Hall, 
Gladys Smith, Elleen August, and Coleen Roessler. Following Rogers wishes there 
are no calling hours or services. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Lane 
Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel. Family and friends may view this obituary and 
send condolences at www.lanefuneralhomes.com

Monday April 27, 2020

Obituary
Columbiana - Rhoda V. Heck, 85 of Columbiana, died on Sunday, April 26, 2020 at 
the St. Mary’s Alzheimer’s Center following a long illness.

Mrs. Heck was born September 21, 1934 in Salem and had lived in this area all of 
her life.  She, along with her husband Burdell, owned and operated Heck’s 
Restaurant in Columbiana for several years.

She was a member of Jerusalem Lutheran Church and also was an avid bowler.

Her husband, Burdell C.  Heck, whom she married on September 2, 1955 preceded 
her in death on, February 3, 2013.

She is survived by a daughter, Marsha L. Heck of South Bend, IN; two sons, Daniel 
L. Heck of Columbiana and Herbert B. Heck of Rogers; four grandchildren, Brandon 
(Courtney) Heck, Brittany Heck, Hailey Heck, and Naython Heck; and three great 
grandchildren, Caelan and Delaney Heck, and Daniel Larkins.

Due to the COVID-19 situation, a Memorial Service for Mrs. Heck will be held at a 
later time.  Memorial donations may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association, 3711 
Starr Centre Dr Ste. 4, Canfield, OH 44406.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, 
Columbiana.  Family and friends may view this obituary and send condolences at 
www.familycareservices.com

Monday April 27, 2020

Obituary
SALEM - Dorothy Ann Rainier, 84, passed away on 27 April 2020. She was born 
November 27, 1935 in Beaumont, TX.

Dorothy was a caring, outgoing individual who loved to laugh and enjoyed all 
aspects of life. She was an Air Force wife for 22 years, traveling extensively and 
raising her growing family with her first husband. She later worked in sales for 
Goldstein’s Furniture, and upon retirement moved to Conneaut Lake, PA with her 
second husband, Jack Rainier. She moved to Salem several years later to be closer 
to her children, where she continued to forge new friendships. Dorothy was an 
excellent cook and loved to entertain family, neighbors and friends. She had a 
fondness for all animals, enjoyed playing cards and dominos, and listening to big-
band and country music. She was a people person and collected friends wherever 
she went, cherishing any type of social gathering. Her favorite hobby was shopping 
for odd finds at second-hand stores where she made numerous friends in the 
community. 

Dorothy was very close to her family and was taken suddenly from our lives. She 
will be missed by all whose lives she touched, including her six children, Mike 
(Kathy) Moran of AZ, Ron Moran of OH, Rebecca (Dave) Darbey of OH, Ed (Agnes) 
Moran of OH, Kat (Paul Eddie) of WA, and Joe (Stefanie) of OH; her eight 
grandchildren: Mike Hopkins of AK, Caty (Dave) Carmendy of NC, Chuck (Brandi) 
Moran of TX, Jered Moran, Trevor Moran, Elizabeth Moran, Isabelle Moran, and 
Liam Johnson all from Ohio; one great grandchild, Kennedy Moran of TX; her loving 
sister Ava Hyde and several cherished nieces and nephews in LA. Through 
marriage to Jack Rainier, she is also survived by her sister-in-law Betty Rainier, 
nephew Justin Rainier, and her step-children Rob Rainier, Mark Rainier, Richard 
Rainier, Lynn Rainier McClafferty, and Leslie Rainier; eight grandchildren, and 
seven great grandchildren. Also mourning her loss is her good friend Sandy Glass, 
numerous nieces, nephews, and neighborhood friends. 

She is preceded in death by her first husband, Lt. Col. Norbert Moran, with whom 
she remained close friends until his passing in 2017; her second husband, Jack 
Rainier, who passed in 2002; parents Dorothy and Kenneth Kelly; a brother 
Kenneth; and granddaughters Emily and Faith Moran.

Her children would like to express their deepest gratitude and respect to the Staff, 
Nurses, and Caregivers at Salem West, where Dorothy resided the last six months. 
The entire staff treated Dorothy and her children with kindness, care and friendship. 
Their commitment and unselfish acts were comforting most especially through this 
difficult time. Dorothy enjoyed the food, the staff, and the residents while there. We 
also thank Dr. Brianne Bagwell for her years of caring and commitment to our mom.  
Our thanks also are extended to the ER and ICU staff at Salem Regional Medical 
Center. These medical professionals showed selfless dedication during the COVID-
19 pandemic. 

Our family is paralyzed with grief as we must say our goodbyes in our own way. We 
are comforted knowing that our loved one is with God, family members, and friends 
that have preceded her in death. May God bless all those who have been touched 
by this pandemic. 

A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, April May 1, 2020 at St. Paul 
Catholic Church. Dorothy will be laid to rest in Lakeview Cemetery, Conneaut Lake, 
PA. 

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

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

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

Monday April 27, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – Rosemary Catherine (Kaiser) Zeigler, age 66 died Sunday, April 26, 2020 
at Blossom Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born January 16, 1954 in 
Salem, daughter of the late Carl R. and Perina (Benedict) Kaiser.

Rosemary was a 1973 graduate of Salem High School and played in the marching 
band and volunteered for the Choir Boosters. She had worked as a crew member at 
Burger Chef, Rentwear in Canton, and was a laundry assistant at American Laundry 
and Dry Cleaning, retiring in 2002. Rosemary was a member of First Christian 
Church where she played bells and was very involved in the church. She a member 
of the local TOPS group, was a Cub Scout and Boy Scout leader, a props mistress 
and actor at Salem Community Theater. When she was younger, she was a 
member of 4H.

Survivors include two sons, Karl Zeigler Jr. of Slippery Rock, PA and Pete (Becky) 
Zeigler of Salem; three brothers, Richard Kaiser of Conway, SC, Tim (Sandy) Kaiser 
of Columbus and Carl (Marilyn) Kaiser of Columbus and three grandchildren, 
Brittany, Ryan and Andrew.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Blossom Activities 
Department, 109 Blossom Lane, Salem, OH 44460.

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

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

Monday April 27, 2020

Obituary
Leetonia - Pauline L. Bush, age 97, of Leetonia, died on Friday, April 24, 2020 at 
Salem West Healthcare, Salem.

Mrs. Bush was born on December 13, 1922 in East Palestine, OH, the daughter of 
the late Vernon and Verda Court Walters and had lived here all of her life.  She was 
a 1940 graduate of Leetonia High School and attended the former Salem Business 
College.  She had worked as an accountant at the Salem Community Hospital and 
prior to that at the Crescent/Rockwell Manufacturing in Leetonia.

She was a life long member of First United Methodist Church of Leetonia where she 
had taught Sunday School, sang in the choir, and held various board positions.

Her husband, Lee G. Bush, whom she married on April 27, 1951, preceded her in 
death on December 21, 2014.  She was also preceded in death by a brother, E. 
Thomas Walters.

Due to the COVID-19 situation, Private Graveside Services are being held at 
Oakdale Cemetery with Pastor Cyndi Midlick officiating.

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

Sunday April 26, 2020

Obituary
Shirley M. Schmidt, 80, passed away April 14, 2020 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center. 
Shirley was born on March 10, 1940 in Austintown, Ohio the daughter of the late 
Bernard and Irma McGlaughlin Hendricks. 
A lifelong resident of Austintown she graduated from Austintown Fitch High School 
and Youngstown State University. After receiving both her undergraduate and 
master’s degree from YSU she began a career in education serving the Austintown 
community for over thirty-two years as a teacher at Austintown Middle School. Upon 
retirement in 1996 she continued her dedication to education as a long-term 
substitute teacher. 
Shirley was a member of Lord of Life Lutheran Church and the Austintown Junior 
Women’s League. She enjoyed cross stitch needlework and travelling with her late 
husband Frank. 
She will be missed by her children Kevin (Kathy) Schmidt, Keith (Debbie) Schmidt 
and Kimberly (Doug) Lewindowski; her grandchildren Jamie (Sam) Pritchard, Dylan 
Schmidt, Matthew Schmidt, Caitlin (Jeff) Brigham, Brianna Lewandowski, Alex 
Luxon, Rachel Brown, Kimberly Brown and great grandchildren Addison Brown, 
Cory Brown, Kennedy Brigham and baby girl Pritchard due to arrive in September. 
She was preceded in death by her husband Frank C. Schmidt. 
Private family services have been held with burial at Green Haven Memorial 
Gardens. 
Please visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to leave condolences to the family.

Sunday April 26, 2020

Obituary
  Matthew Wilson, age 49, of Alliance passed away at 11:56 a.m., Sunday, April 19, 
2020, at his home.

  He was born May 28, 1970, in Alliance, Ohio, to Gary Sr. and Elizabeth (Grinley) 
Wilson.

  Matthew attended Union Avenue United Methodist Church.

  He had a lot of passions in life. He took immense pride and care in his garden, and 
enjoyed cooking. He was a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers football team. Matthew 
was a hard worker, being employed at Morgan Engineering as a shop supervisor.

  Survivors include his parents; daughter, Alexandria “Lexi” Wilson of Alliance; 
brother, Gary (Tracy) Wilson; sisters, Kristy (Jack) Daily, Jodie (Randy) Hill, and Kim 
(Bud) Lacher; and beloved dog, Maddy.

  Celebration of life will be held at a later date.

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

Sunday April 26, 2020

Obituary
Washingtonville - “Together Forever” - Mary Kathleen Alexander, 101, died on 
Thursday, April 23, 2020 at St. Mary's Alzheimer's Center, Columbiana.

Mrs. Alexander was born on August 15, 1918 in Steubenville, OH, daughter of the 
late John and Mary King O'Dell and had lived in this area all of her life.  She was a 
homemaker and was a member of Robbins United Methodist Church where she had 
sang in the choir, was a former Sunday School Superintendent, and taught Sunday 
School for 25 years. She had also been a grey lady at the former Salem Clinic and 
Salem Hospital.

Her husband, Harold Eugene Alexander, whom she married on June 12, 1937, 
preceded her in death on, November 8, 2007 after 70 years of marriage.

Mary is survived by her daughter, Donna J. Minehart of Columbiana; two sons, 
Harold E. (Kristy) Alexander, Jr. of Alliance, and Kenneth J. Alexander of Salem; a 
step brother, George Corl of Salem; 9 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and 9 
great great grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by three sisters, Vivian Jacobson, Eleanor 
Sposetta, and Marie Hearn; and a step sister, June Zocolo.

Due to the COVID-19 situation, private family services will be held with Pastor Cyndi 
Midlick, of the church, officiating and burial will be in Washingtonville Cemetery.  
Memorial donations may be made to the Robbins United Methodist Church, 
Washingtonville.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Woods-Rettig Funeral Home, Leetonia.  
Family and friends may view this obituary and send condolences at 
www.familycareservices.com

Sunday April 26, 2020

Obituary
Randy R. White “The Sheriff” age 63, of Alliance, passed away at 10:41 a.m. 
Saturday, April 25, 2020 at Aultman Hospital in Canton.

  Randy was born December 5, 1956 in Alliance, Ohio to Raymond and Georgia 
(Salisbury) White.

  He worked at Manhattan Cleaners in Alliance for many years. Randy enjoyed 
collecting horses, visiting with friends and shopping. He especially loved Christmas 
and giving and receiving presents.     Randy will be loved and missed by his family, 
survivors include sisters; Debbie (Terry) Peters of Dellroy, OH, Kimberly (Steve) 
Elliott, Michelle Daily, Cherie Howell, and Nichole White all of Alliance OH; brothers, 
Jay White of ZephyrHills FL, Chuck White of Fargo ND, and Christopher White  of 
Alliance OH; numerous nieces and nephews and also great-nieces and nephews; 
also his special friends Marilyn, and Harvey.

  Randy was preceded in death by his parents; brother Daniel White; sister-in-law’s 
Lynne White, and Diana White.

  Services to be held at a later date. Arrangements are by Cassaday-Turkle-
Christian Funeral Home 75 S. Union Ave Alliance, Oh 44601.

Saturday April 25, 2020

Obituary
Ruth Warmouth, 88, passed away on April 23, 2020 from natural causes at Mercy 
Health Medical Center in Boardman, Ohio. Ruth was born on April 7, 1932 in 
Richmond, Kentucky, the daughter of James W. and Elizabeth (Rhodus) Lusk. She 
was a graduate of the Kirksville School System. A woman of faith, Ruth attended 
Calvary Baptist Church and more recently First Baptist Church of Girard. As a self-
employed upholsterer she was able to work from home which made her very happy. 
Ruth was a talented artist using her creativity to do needlework, quilting and 
refinishing furniture. She enjoyed painting landscapes both with watercolors and 
acrylics. Ruth was content watching nature with her husband Russell with whom 
she shared 66 years of marriage. Ruth leaves to cherish her memory her husband 
Russell; her children Rick (Connie) Warmouth, Debbie Clark, Mark Warmouth and 
Thomas (Shelly) Warmouth; 6 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren whom she 
truly adored. Ruth was the quintessential matriarch. She was preceded in death by 
her sisters Kathleen Sams, Billye Francis Watts, Virgie Click and Jimmie Mae 
Rinesmith. Private services will be held with entombment at Green Haven Memorial 
Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the donor’s favorite 
charity. Please visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to leave condolences to the family.

Friday April 24, 2020

Obituary
Columbiana - Carol J. Lappert, age 82, of Columbiana, died on Thursday, April 23, 
2020 at St. Mary's Alzheimer's Center, Columbiana.

She was born on January 2, 1938 in Akron, OH, daughter of the late Raymond and 
Ida Mae Olds Ewing.

Carol had worked as a Bookkeeper and was a past member of the First Christian 
Church of Columbiana.  She was a loving wife and mother.  Carol enjoyed working 
on the family farm as well as gardening, canning, cooking, and baking.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years Keith Lappert, whom she married on 
October 3, 1959; a son, Dennis Lappert of Salem; a daughter, Denise (Blaine) 
Heaven of North Lima; two grandsons, Dustin "DJ" (Heather Smith) Lappert, and 
Dalton Lappert; a great grandson, Dennis G. Lappert; sister-in-law, Shirlie Ewing of 
Cuyahoga Falls, and many nieces and nephews.

Carol was preceded in death by an infant son, Keith Lappert, Jr., an infant daughter, 
Deanna Lappert; a sister, Barb Parker and by three brothers, Ray Ewing, Jr., Jim 
Ewing, and Herb Ewing.

Carol deserves a memorable tribute.  However, do to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 
family has decided to plan a memorial service with details to be announced at a 
later date.

Memorial donations may be made in Carol’s memory to the Alzheimer's Association.

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

Friday April 24, 2020

Obituary
Niles – Nancy Lee Banks, 71, passed away on Tuesday April 21, 2020 at Select 
Specialty Hospital. 
Nancy was born on January 17, 1949 in Youngstown, Ohio, the daughter of the late 
James Henry and Edna May (Fleischer) Waller III. She married the love of her life, 
John Banks, on July 16, 1977 and they created a wonderful life together. 
Nancy enjoyed many things in this world. She loved to collect Indians, dolls, and 
Betty Boop memorabilia. She enjoyed arts and crafts, singing on the porch, and 
watching the cardinals fly by. She was fond of fuzzy blankets and looking at old 
pictures. She liked to go on trips with her family, especially to Ponderosa Park 
where they would frequently camp at. She also loved to play Bingo and foosball. 
There was nothing that Nancy, also known as Grandma Banana, loved more than 
her family; her family was her everything. 
Nancy will be missed by her husband, John; her children Kimberly (Wade) 
Sorensen, Thomas (Lorene) Lane, April (William) Moncrief, Kelli Banks, and 
Cassandra Banks; her grandchildren Dyllan Wargo, Bryson Wargo, Trisha Thomas, 
Brenton Lane, Deaven Lane, Sophia Lane, Edward Lane, Tyler Zareva, Tiffanie 
Moncrief, Tristin Moncrief, and Samantha Wade; her nine great-grandchildren; her 
sisters Edna May (Patrick) Murphy and Jamie Sue (Kevin) Smith; her godmother 
Aunt Mary and many others. 
She is preceded in death by her parents, her son Peter Andrew Lane, and her sister 
Judy Waller. 
A memorial service will be held at a later date. 
Friends and family may send their heartfelt condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com

Friday April 24, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – Rita Marie Stratton, age 62 died Thursday, April 23, 2020 at Salem 
Regional Medical Center. She was born October 1, 1957 in Salem, daughter of the 
late Frank and Sue (DiSabatino) Ieropoli.

Rita was a graduate of Salem High School and earned her Associates in Nursing 
from Hannah E. Mullins School of Practical Nursing Rita had worked at Essex of 
Salem and various other places over the years, retiring in 2018 from Family Practice 
Center. She was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church, a CCD aide at St. Paul 
School for 20 years, enjoyed sewing, cooking, baking and spending time with her 
family.

Survivors include her husband, James Stratton whom she married August 6, 1978; 
children, Daniel (Elizabeth) Stratton of Munroe Falls, Suzanne (Daniel) McGreevy of 
Cleveland, Kevin (Jennifer) Stratton of Salem and Jessica (Dominic) Gilbey of 
Salem; grandchildren: Isabel, Wesley, and Jackson Stratton; Carmen Davis and 
Channing McGreevy; Logan and Lincoln Stratton; sister, Mary Shoop of Salem; 
brother, Anthony (Pam) Ieropoli of Salem; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, a sister, Rose Emmerling and two brothers, Michael Ieropoli 
and Gary Ieropoli also preceded her in death.

A private service will be held at Stark Memorial with Father Robert Edwards 
officiating. A celebration of life will be announced later.

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

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

Friday April 24, 2020

Obituary
Jane L. Unkefer, 89, of Columbiana, entered into rest after years of declining health 
at her home on Tuesday, April 21, 2020.

Born in Minerva, OH, September 12, 1930, she was the daughter of the late James 
Earl and Elizabeth Katherine Worm Willis. She was the ninth of thirteen children.

She graduated from Minerva High School in 1950. On December 11, 1954, she 
married W. Glen Unkefer. He preceded her in death on August 1, 2019.

Jane was a farmer all of her life caring for the family farm and herd of registered 
Jersey cattle. She was a loving and caring mother and grandma to her family and 
her farm employee family. She was a helpful and dependable neighbor in the 
community.

Survivors include, daughter, Kathie (Gerald) Reid of Wooster; sons, Owen (Tresa) of 
Leetonia, Dale (Brenda), and Lee Unkefer, of Columbiana; sister, Winnie Betz of 
Louisville; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and 
nephews.

Along with her husband and parents, she is preceded in death by her brothers, 
James, Perry, Leland, Wilbur, Ralph, Lloyd, William, Richard, and Robert Willis; 
sisters: Agnes Willis and Joetta Leyda; and grandson, Tyler Unkefer.

The family wishes to give Jane the memorable tribute she deserves. However, in 
this uncertain time with the COVID-19 pandemic they have decided to hold a private 
family service. Everyone is invited to view this obituary, send condolences to the 
family and watch a memorial tribute video at www.familycareservices.com.

Interment will be at Grove Hill Cemetery, Hanoverton.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Grace Hospice, 7206 Market

St., Youngstown, OH 44512 or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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

View this obituary, memorial tribute video and send condolences to the family at 
www.familycareservices.com

 

A Tribute to my Grandma Jane by Kristy Unkefer Chadwick

My grandmother was one of a kind. She was extremely hard working and strong 
willed. A person this unique is definitely one that would instill many memories within 
those around her. My first memory of Grandma Jane is of her letting me style her 
hair with pink foam curlers. She would even let me put make up on her face even 
though I am sure that it was not flattering and she would chuckle at the end of our 
beauty routine. I also remember Jake the dog greeting his owner running down the 
lane and biting the tires of Grandma Jane’s white Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme; and 
this is one of my favorite memories from my childhood. Grandma Jane would take 
me shopping once a year to buy my winter coat to replace the year’s previously 
worn and outgrown coat. It was a big deal to her. She attended all of her 
grandchildren’s sporting events, and while it would embarrass me to hear her loud 
voice, caused by years of subjection to heavy farm equipment, I always found 
comfort in her smile. When the volume of her loud voice was coupled with her 
contagious laugh it would bring joy to everyone around her. If you knew Grandma 
Jane I am sure that you would agree that Publishers Clearing House is sad to lose a 
repeat customer and I know you will her miss her animated reports of Ed and 
Virginia’s daily adventures. I know I do. Mostly, I am thankful for Grandma Jane 
having and raising my dad. She will be missed.

 

Memories of Grandma Jane By: Stacie (Reid) Miller

As I reflect back on my memories of Grandma Jane, there has been a common 
theme- the love she had for her family. Grandma was the rock to our family, and was 
always willing to lend a helping hand, be our cheerleader, a shoulder to cry on, and 
a great listener.

I remember as a child, she often could be found taking the grandchildren to and 
from preschool, picking them up after sports practice, attending many school 
activities and sporting events, and watching us show Jerseys at the local fairs; in 
addition, to taking care of the daily dairy farm chores. My siblings and I didn’t have 
the opportunities of her attending our school and 4-H activities; however, she would 
always ask when we visited and brought our 4-H or school projects. She also loved 
seeing our names or pictures in the newspaper when we got good grades, sport 
stats, and 4-H achievements. She was always pulling out our photos when 
someone came by to visit, to show how proud she was of her family. This especially 
was apparent, when the great-grandkids arrived into the family. She adored every 
single one of them and loved going through their photos and saying how cute they 
looked.

She was also our biggest cheerleader. I got to witness this a few times growing up 
when I got the chance to attend some of my cousins’ basketball games with 
Grandma. She would always brag to those nearby, saying “That’s my girl” or “That’s 
my boy” whenever they would score or had a great play. This was also, obvious 
when they showed Jerseys at the Columbiana County and Canfield fairs. She was 
always in attendance at the dairy cattle shows to cheer the family on and made sure 
everyone knew when the shows were, so we could all sit and watch with her.  I was 
often a spectator with her and enjoyed trying to guess what cow the judge would 
pick as a winner. She also enjoyed visits with other local dairy farm families at the 
fairs, and sharing pictures and stories about her family.  My favorite fair tradition with 
her was getting ice cream and a cow eraser, once the shows were over.  To this day, 
I still collect those erasers; whenever, I get ice cream at the local county fairs.

Grandma was always inspiring our creativity by making sure there were crayons 
and coloring books around when we would visit. There would always be a huge box 
of Crayola crayons, enough for 13 grandkids to share, and numerous coloring and 
activity books. I think she even secretly loved coloring in them, when us grandkids 
weren’t around. Towards the last few years, coloring was one of her favorite 
activities, and I was amazed how well she stayed in the lines. Her pictures were 
beautiful and she loved showing off her talent, when you stopped by to visit.

My favorite activity when I visited the farm was assisting Grandma Jane with the 
evening milking chores.  I enjoyed  bottle feeding the young calves, putting fresh 
straw down for bedding, bringing the milk cows in from the pasture to be milked, or 
watching Grandma move her cart down the aisles as she wiped the cows before 
and after, while Grandpa milked the cows.  I know she enjoyed watching us 
grandkids play in the barn, during those milkings. To this day, I still love bottle 
feeding calves, and it brings such joy and memories when I can assist our farm 
neighbors with their calves.

Another memory I enjoyed with Grandma was going on errands with her once the 
morning chores were complete. We could be found visiting Uncle Lee at the mill to 
take the bank deposit, and picking up milk replacer or calf starter for the calves, 
picking up parts for the tractors at a local dealer, getting groceries to prepare the 
meals for the day or going to Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia to purchase 
lottery tickets. She would often tell us grandkids, that if she won big with the lottery, 
she would pay for our college educations. Even though, it never came true, but it 
was sure fun travelling around with her chasing that dream.  

I also, loved driving her around when I would visit when she could no longer drive, 
but was still able to get in the car. Our trips were often going into Columbiana to 
grab a pizza at Pizza Hut to bring home for her, Grandpa, Kyle and me to enjoy, and 
running a few errands for her. She always loved looking out the window as the 
scenery passed by, and would tell me stories of the good ole days.

Grandma, you are going to be deeply missed by us all. You always had a smile on 
your face, and could easily make our tears go away.  You will be deeply missed and 
were loved by us all.

Friday April 24, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – Janice F. Lanterman, age 72 died Thursday, April 23, 2020 at her home. 
She was born January 19, 1948 in Toronto, daughter of the late Marie Robertson.

Janice worked as a sales clerk for Stambaugh Thompson and Busy Beaver. She 
was a member of the Tri-County Four Wheelers and attended Toronto schools.

Survivors include two sons, John Casey from Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Clint 
Wern of Salem; daughter, Denise Tyson of Salem; sister, April Sheely of Salem; two 
brothers, Bill Robertson and Tim Robertson of Toronto and two grandchildren.

A private service will be held at a later date. Burial will be held at Highland Memorial 
Park in Beloit.

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

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

Friday April 24, 2020

Obituary
NORTH JACKSON - Carol S. Wright, age 79 died Thursday, April 23, 2020 at St. 
Elizabeth Medical Center in Youngstown. She was born May 26, 1940 in 
Frametown, West Virginia, daughter of the late Chandler and Esta (Dunlap) Cutlip.

Carol had worked on the line at Packard Electric in various plants for 30 years. She 
attended Trinity Fellowship, Upper Sleth Methodist and Rosedale Methodist in West 
Virginia. Carol’s hobby was gardening and loved flower gardens. The world lost a 
kind, giving person who always did things for you with a smile on her face.

Her husband, Kenneth Wright whom she married February 25, 1956 preceded her 
in death in 2005.

Survivors include two daughters, Dianne (Bill) Zeller of North Jackson and Pam 
Manista of Philippi, WV; grandson, Kenney (Bri) Manista; granddaughter, Ashley 
(Brian) Eiswirth and great grandchildren; Emma and Nate.

Besides her parents and husband, three sisters, Mary, Betty and Lenore and a 
grandson, Buddy Zeller also preceded her in death.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Interment will be at Sugarcreek 
Cemetery, Frametown, WV.

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

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

Friday April 24, 2020

Obituary
Damon E. White, 63, of Louisville, OH passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2020. He 
was born Sept. 11, 1956 in Columbus OH. Damon worked for H-P Products for 24 
years and was also the owner operator of White Lightning Fence Company for 28 
years. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Kathy Ann (Pancake) White; his 
parents, LeRoy and Judithann White; his son, Brian White; a sister, Rise (Ron) 
Blakely and a brother, David (Michelle) White.

A private family service will be held at St. Jacobs Community Church. A celebration 
of life is being planned for a future date.

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Thursday April 23, 2020

Obituary
Sebring:

Larry R Schulze, age 76 passed away Thursday April 23, 2020 at Community Care 
Center in Alliance, Ohio with his loving family at his side. Larry  was born October 5, 
1943 to Harry W. F. Schulze and Olive M. (Sullivan) Schulze. He is survived by his 
Wife; Nancy B. (Clay) Schulze. They were married December 30, 1968. A Sister; 
Roslind ( Robert) Allison. His Sons; Brian Schulze and Michael (Amy) Schulze. 
Grandchildren; Travis, Ashley, and Luke Schulze. Great- Grandchildren; Wyatt and 
Amelia Schulze. Larry worked as a machinist and retired from Kaiser Aluminum in 
Louisville. He enjoyed spending time on the computer, watching movies, and riding 
his motorcycle and later his scooter. Per his request Cremation will take place and a 
memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers; donations in his 
memory may be made to Ohio Living Home Health and Hospice 6715 Tippecanoe 
Rd. Building E Suite 201 Canfield, Ohio 44406. Friends and family may share their 
online condolences at www.deansfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are entrusted to 
Dean's Funeral Home Sebring, Ohio.

Thursday April 23, 2020

Obituary
Columbiana – William "Bill" Mullane Jr., 73, of Columbiana, died on Tuesday, April 
21, 2020 at his home.

Mr. Mullane was born on December 24, 1946 in Youngstown, OH, son of (the late) 
William Mullane Sr. and Janet Brandmiller Mullane Bates.

He was owner/operator of Albco Foundry of Lisbon and was a member of St. Jude 
Roman Catholic Church, Columbiana.

His wife, Kathleen Ann Androsek Mullane, whom he married on November 23, 1979 
preceded him in death on July 16, 2015.

He is survived by his fiancé Linda Steinberg, and his son William N. Mullane, III.

Private family services will be held at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to the St. Jude Roman Catholic Church, 
Columbiana; Columbiana Firestone Park; or the Garden Club of 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

Thursday April 23, 2020

Obituary
Glenn Spore, age 84, of Alliance, passed away at 9:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 22, 
2020 at the Alliance Community Care Center.

  He was born August 20, 1935 in Carrollton to Cornelius E. and Ila Marie (Harsh) 
Spore.

  A 1954 graduate of Alliance High School, Glenn entered in The United States 
Airforce from 1955 until his retirement from the armed forces in 1975. He worked for 
Robertson’s Heating in quality control and was a debit agent for Western & 
Southern Life.

  He was a member of the Alliance Elks, and enjoyed reading and western movies.

  Survivors include step-sons, Joe (Holly) Alfani of Alliance, Bob (Lisa) Alfani of 
Covington, KY, David (Todd Bersch) Alfani of Muskego Lake, WI, Mark (Darlene) 
Alfani of Canton, OH; brother, Harry L. Spore of Winterhave FL; and several 
grandchildren.

  He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Beverly Spore, whom he married 
August 8, 1978 and who died September 2, 2017.

  A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Interment will be held at Highland 
Memorial Park.  Memorial contributions can be made to the Stark Human Society 
P.O. Box 7077 Louisville, OH 44641.  Arrangements are by Cassaday-Turkle-
Christian Funeral Home 75 S. Union Ave Alliance, OH 44601. Friends may register 
at www.ctcfuneral.com.

Thursday April 23, 2020

Obituary
New Springfield - Jack Hilton Mills, 82, of New Springfield, died on Tuesday, April 
21, 2020 at Mercy Health St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital, Youngstown.

Mr. Mills was born on March 28, 1938 in Kittanning, PA, son of the late H. Arthur 
and Deretha Hawk Mills.  He had been a school teacher at both Columbiana and 
Youngstown Schools, retiring in 1988.

He was a member of the New Springfield Church of God and the Tuesday Mornings 
Men’s Group.  He sang in the church choir and the high school quartet. He enjoyed 
restoring antiques, traveling with his wife, camping, bike riding and cross country 
skiing.  An avid reader, he enjoyed sharing his books with family and friends.  He 
especially enjoyed his grandchildren and all of their activities and had fond 
memories of the family vacation to Alaska.

His wife, Lavonia May Mills, whom he married on September 6, 1958, preceded him 
in death on, June 17, 2009.

Jack is survived by his two sons, Todd (Cerise) Mills of Columbiana and Jim 
(Rhonda) Mills of New Springfield; a daughter, Victoria (Joseph) Hasenohr of 
Hudson; a brother, Roger (Florence) Mills of Hermitage, MO; two sisters, Rita (Troy) 
Elam of Mentor On The Lake and Janice (Bill) Mathias of Kansas City, MO; three 
grandsons, Matthew (Alex) Hasenohr, Jacob Mills, and Victor Mills; five 
granddaughters, Rachel Hasenohr, Mamie (Brad) Mills-Diemer, Maisy Mills, Meghan 
Mills and Emma Mills; and a great grandson, Logan Diemer.

He was also preceded in death by a brother, Ardell Mills.

Due to the COVID19 situation, private family services will be held at the Warrick-
Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana, with Pastor Jonathan Holloway 
officiating.

Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Youngstown.

A Memorial service at the New Springfield Church of God, New Springfield will be 
held at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to the New Springfield Church of God Building 
Fund.

Wednesday April 22, 2020

Obituary
Laura Jean Siebenaller, 90 of Bazetta Township, went to her home in Glory on 
Sunday, April 19, 2020, at Ohio Living Lake Vista of Cortland. She was born 
December 28, 1929 in Warren, the daughter of the late J. Milton and Edith Rogers 
Mackey. She was a lifelong resident of Trumbull County. 

Laura was a 1947 graduate of Vienna High School and a 1950 graduate of the 
Trumbull Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. She worked for 40 years as an RN, 
first at Trumbull Memorial Hospital and later as an office nurse for Aubrey Sparks, 
MD in Warren. 

Laura was a longtime member of Calvary Presbyterian Church in Warren, where 
she served joyfully as church organist from 1977 until her retirement in 2016. 

Laura appreciated both sacred and classical music. She enjoyed playing the organ 
and piano and was a part of many local weddings and funerals. She enjoyed 
reading, sitting with her cat, and feeding the wild birds, especially the cardinals. 

Survivors include her daughter, Jan M. (Darryl) Vaughn of Cortland; two sons, 
Thomas B. Siebenaller of Mecca and James N. Siebenaller of Bazetta, three 
grandchildren and one great granddaughter. 

Besides by her parents, Laura was preceded in death December 24, 1981 by her 
husband of over 29 years, Kenneth J. Siebenaller, whom she married June 7, 1952 
and by her brother, Walter L. Mackey. 

The family would like to thank the staff at Ohio Living Lake Vista and Ohio Living 
Hospice for their compassionate care of our Mother during her stay. 

Private funeral services were held Wednesday morning, April 22, 2020 at Lane 
Family Funeral Homes, Shafer-Winans Chapel in Cortland. Burial was at Crown Hill 
Burial Park in Vienna. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Welfare 
League of Trumbull County, P.O. Box 66, Vienna,OH 44473 or to the Ohio Living 
Home Health & Hospice, 6715 Tippecanoe Rd., Building E, Suite 201, Canfield,OH 
44406. Online condolences may be made to the family and the obituary viewed at 
www.shaferwinanschapel.com

Wednesday April 22, 2020

Obituary
Patricia Ann Wiant, 82, of Canfield passed away peacefully early Monday morning, 
April 20, 2020, at her home with her loved ones by her side. Patricia was born June 
25, 1937 in Monroe, MI, the daughter of the late William Ward Driscoll and Muriel E. 
Bowman. She moved to Ohio and the Canfield area in 1939 with her mother and 
stepfather, William V. Shuback, who raised her. She graduated from Canfield High 
School and was a member of Canfield Christian Church. Her husband, General J. 
Wiant, whom she married June 28, 1957, passed away in 2003. Patricia leaves four 
children, Sue Ann (Jim) Russell of Boardman Brenda Lee (Bob) Hernan of 
Ellsworth, Donna Marie Wiant of Bagley, MN, and Timothy Eugene (Debra) Wiant of 
Hamburg, NY, one sister, Sally Lee Payne of Canfield and one brother, Rodger 
Shuback of Salem, as well as 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Besides 
her parents, her stepfather, and her husband, Patricia was preceded in death by 
one sister, Alice Marie Johns and one brother, Larry Shuback. A virtual service will 
be held on Saturday, April 25, celebrating Patricia’s life. To attend please send an 
email request to: wiant53@gmail.com for an invite to the link. Per her wishes to take 
a carriage ride, Patricia’s casket will be placed on a horse drawn carriage around 
the Green in Canfield at 1 PM on Saturday. Patricia will be laid to rest next to her 
husband in Greenwood Cemetery in Mogadore, Ohio. Arrangements were entrusted 
to Lane Funeral Home Canfield Chapel.

Wednesday April 22, 2020

Obituary
Candace Jane Gladd, 91 of Mecca Township, fell asleep in the arms of her Lord and 
Savior, Jesus, at 5 a.m. Wednesday, April 15, 2020, at Cortland Healthcare Center. 
She was born September 18, 1928 in Niles, the daughter of the late Frank and Ethel 
Chasser Bolin. 

Candace Jane, known to her family and friends as Janie, was a 1947 graduate of 
Howland High School, where she played baseball. She worked at Packard Electric 
for 25 years, retiring in 1988. 

Jane was an active member of Mecca Community Church for many years. She was 
a talented seamstress and cross-stitch expert. She made the best nutrolls and 
enjoyed her polka trips with her husband, John. 

Jane is survived by her husband of over 70 years, John Gladd, whom she married 
October 8, 1949. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive. 

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Kittie Stein, Olive Liebert and Mary 
Louise Young and one brother, Warren G. Bolin. 

Due to the COVID19 virus, a memorial service will be scheduled at a later date. 
Arrangements were entrusted to Lane Family Funeral Homes, Shafer-Winans 
Chapel in Cortland. 

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude 
Place, Memphis,TN 38105-9959 or to Crossroads Hospice, 9775 Rockside Rd., 
Suite 270, Valley View,OH 44125. Online condolences may be made to the family 
and the obituary viewed at www.shaferwinanschapel.com

Wednesday April 22, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – Richard W. Dickey, age 77 died Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at Salem West 
Healthcare Center. He was born December 27, 1942 in Salem, son of the late 
Walter Joseph and Myrtle (Shepard) Dickey.

Richard served in the United States Army for 24 years. He was a member of D.A.V. 
(Disabled American Veterans).

Survivors include his daughter, Geene-Anne (Kevin) Clark of East Palestine and 
one grandson, Kyler Clark of East Palestine.

No services will be held. Burial will be Saturday, April 25, 2020 at Hope Cemetery.

During this difficult time of private services, you may show your support by joining 
the “Hugs from Home” program where your message will be attached to a balloon in 
the chapel to remind the family of your love and support at 
www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home.

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

Wednesday April 22, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – John C. Flick, age 63 died Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at Salem Regional 
Medical Center. He was born May 6, 1956 in Salem, son of the late Norman and 
Josephine (Oshie) Flick.

John was a 1974 graduate of Salem High School. He was co-owner of Josie’s Pizza 
in Salem with his sister Kathy until they retired February 29, 2020. John was a 
member of the Salem Club, social member of the Salem AMVETS, avid golfer and 
bowler, where he was in the Bowling Hall of Fame in Salem. He was also very 
interested in various types of music.

Survivors include his sister, Kathy Jones of Salem; brother, Norman Flick of Warren; 
two nieces, Lisa (Mike) Conway and Jennifer (Daryn) Tallman and three great 
nieces. He also leaves his very good friends, Marty Roth and David Warren and his 
faithful K-9 companion, Tony.

A private service will be held Sunday, April 26, 2020 at Stark Memorial with certified 
celebrant Daniel P. Madden officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to the Salem Humane Society Inc., 159 S. 
Ellsworth Ave., Salem, OH 44460.

During this difficult time of private services, you may show your support by joining 
the “Hugs from Home” program where your message will be attached to a balloon in 
the chapel to remind the family of your love and support at 
www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home.

Wednesday April 22, 2020

Obituary
Alliance:

Lily M (George) McDonough, age 95 went home to be with the Lord on April 22, 
2020 at Altercare of Alliance. She was born on July 11, 1924 in Clinton, PA to Lydia 
and Charles George. She was a devoted Christian lady and was a member of the 
Home Mission Church for many years. She was a Sunday school teacher for the 
"Tiny Tot's". She also played her Hawaiian Lap Steel Guitar in church. She was an 
amazing woman, on her 94th birthday she entertained us with her musical talents. 
She loved spending time with her only Daughter Karen, her Grandchildren, and 
Great Grandson. She worked at Alliance Manufacturing for many years and retired 
from Ferro Corporation in Sebring, Ohio. She will be greatly missed her surviving 
family. Daughter; Karen Forst of Beloit, Ohio. Grandsons; Edward and George 
Principe of Beloit, Ohio, Granddaughter; Heather Principe and Great- Grandson; 
Nicholas of Canton. Her Siblings; Brother: James (Sonny) George and wife Lois of 
Alliance. Sisters; Alice Lenigar of Alliance, Mille Thomas of alliance, Pat Winters of 
Labelle Florida. Many Nieces, Nephews, and friends. She was preceded in death by 
her parents. Also her Husband Chester McDonough, whom passed in 1974. 
Brothers; Charles and Donald George. Sisters; Pearl Percy and Rose Robinson. We 
will be following strict guidelines established because of the Covid 19 Pandemic. 
Per request, masks should be worn by all attendees. Calling Hours will take place 
Friday April 22, 2020 from 10-11am with the Funeral to follow at 11am at Oak Street 
Mission Church Alliance, Ohio with Rev Herb Smith officiating.  A graveside service 
and Interment will take place at Highland Memorial Park at 1230pm. A Memorial 
Celebration will be held at a later date to celebrate Lily's Life because of the current 
restrictions in place.Friends and family may send their condolences online at 
www.dean'sfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Dean's Funeral Home 
Sebring, Ohio.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Lily M (George) 
McDonough, please visit our floral store.

Wednesday April 22, 2020

Obituary
  Mary A. Jefferson, 83, entered into rest on April 19, 2020 at McCrea Manor in 
Alliance after a brave fight against cancer. 

  She was born in Tifton, Georgia on April 3, 1937 and grew up in Pearson Georgia. 
Mary later moved and became a long-time resident of Alliance, Ohio.

  During her life, Mary was an excellent cook and enjoyed entertaining her family 
and friends with hearty meals and lots of laughs.  She was greatly loved for her kind 
and generous heart.   Prior to her illness she was an active member of Second 
Baptist Church.  Throughout her career, Mary enjoyed working at Ideal Cleaners, 
health care facilities and dietary services at Alliance City Hospital.

  She was preceded in death by her parents, Cecil and Willie Dee Jefferson, sister, 
Rosa Lee Jefferson, aunt and uncle Macon & Evelyn Brown. 

  Mary leaves to cherish her memory sister Cora Jefferson, brother Cecil (Emma) 
Jefferson, Jr. both of Alliance, sister Susie Jefferson of Dallas Texas, , niece Donna 
Jefferson of Pearson Georgia, great-niece Keke (Pete) Ingram of Tulsa Oklahoma, 
devoted cousin Elaine Brown of Alliance and a host of nieces, cousins, other 
relatives and friends in Georgia, Ohio and Oklahoma.

  In consideration for the health and safety of family and friends, due to COVID-19 
pandemic, the immediate family and a limited number of friends will hold a private 
graveside service to celebrate Mary’s life on Thursday, April 23, 2020 with Rev. Bell 
officiating.  Interment will be at Alliance City Cemetery.

  The family wishes to express their deepest gratitude to Mary’s in-home and 
hospital health care team and the Hospice care team in Canton and Alliance.                            

  Arrangements entrusted to Cassaday Turkle Funeral Services.

Tuesday April 21, 2020

Obituary
Jean V. King, age 89 of Howland, passed away on April 19, 2020 at St. Mary’s 
Alzheimer’s Center. Jean was born in Pittsburgh on January 13, 1931 to Premo & 
Mary (Bruski) Natali. 
On February 2, 1952, Jean was united in marriage to Edward R. King, Sr. who 
preceded her in death. 
Jean worked for Sears for many years, and she enjoyed volunteering her time with 
the Salvation Army. Jean most importantly is remembered as a devoted wife and 
loving mother and grandmother. 
Jean is survived by her children Richard G. King of Elizabethtown, KY, Edward P. 
King of Champion and Mark R. (Kathy) King of Salem; 9 grandchildren, 7 great-
grandchildren; 5 great-great grandchildren and her brother Angelo Natali as well 
was many other relatives. Besides her husband, Jean was preceded in death by her 
parents, 1 brother and 5 sisters. 
Cremation has taken place and Jean will be inurned at Pineview Memorial Park next 
to her husband, there are no formal services planned at this time.

Tuesday April 21, 2020

Obituary
Brookfield – Leona M. Boyer, 85, passed away Monday morning, April 20, 2020 at 
Signature Health Care in Warren, Ohio. 
Leona was born on February 9, 1935 in Meadville, PA, a daughter of the late Leroy 
and Bertha Chaney. She worked as a supervisor of the Nutrition Services at 
Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren for 34 years, until she retired in 1999. 
She will be deeply missed by her children, John (Reba) Boyer, Joseph Boyer, 
James Boyer, Robert Boyer, Maryann McCarty, Patricia (James) Doddato, Dorothy 
Hall, and Barbara (Timothy) Cron; 17 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and her 
brother, Glen Chaney. 
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 45 
years, Charles A. Boyer, whom she married on March 20, 1954 and passed on April 
25, 1999; her son Charles Boyer; brothers, Clarence, Paul, Richard Chaney; and 
sisters, Ellen Thomas and Mary Catherine Fitch. 
Private family services will be held at Lane Family Funeral Homes – Madasz Chapel 
in Brookfield with burial at Brookfield Township Cemetery. 
Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society in Leona’s 
memory. 
Family and friends may send their heartfelt condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com

Tuesday April 21, 2020

Obituary
Arlene J. Overfield, age 81 of Champion, passed away on April 20, 2020 at 
Continuing Care of Niles. Arlene was born in Valley Head, West Virginia on August 
28, ,1938 to Carroll & Alma (Vandevander) Welch. 

On September 25, 1954, Arlene was united in marriage to her sweetheart Charles 
E. Overfield who preceded her in death on December 31, 2012. 

For many years, Arlene worked in retail for several stores including Ames 
Department Store. When she wasn’t working, Arlene was found outdoors working in 
her garden, camping or just relaxing while watching the birds. 

Arlene is survived by her daughter Carol Cassaro of Warren; her son Steve 
(Michele) Overfield of Madison; her grandchildren Marissa Von Gunten, Steven 
(Beth) Overfield, Nicholas (Kattrina) Florida, Daniel (Crystal) Florida, and Erik 
(Krista) Florida; 9 great-grandchildren; her sister Lucille Hamrick and brother Roger 
Welch as well as many other relatives. Besides her husband of 58 years, Arlene 
was preceded in death by her daughter Barbara Ann Overfield, and her beloved 
granddaughter, Stefanie; her sister Mary Frances Ables and her brother Arden 
Welch. 

Private family services at Lane Funeral Homes; Roberts-Clark Chapel and burial will 
follow in Sand Run Baptist Cemetery in Buckhannon, WV. 

You are encouraged during this time of social distancing to visit Arlene’s memory 
page at www.lanefuneralhomes.com to leave condolences for the family.

Tuesday April 21, 2020

Obituary
SEBRING - Shirlee Jane Bias Thorne, 87, born on July 16, 1932, passed peacefully 
into the arms of Jesus on Sunday, April 19, 2020. A former resident of Salem, she 
recently resided at Crandall Medical Center in Sebring. She was the daughter of the 
late Paul and Frances Bias. She was married to Glenn Forrest Thorne on August 2, 
1952.

Shirley’s priorities were her faith, family, and home. She will be remembered for her 
steadfast dedication and quiet devotion to God. She leaves a great legacy of faith 
and servanthood. She avoided the limelight and preferred to serve in the 
background. She was a true helpmate to Glenn. Her artistic talents and ability 
shown in the last three decades of her life when she became a prolific fine arts 
painter of significant skill.

She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, and her sister Carol (Deward) 
Davis.

She is survived by sisters Lucille (George) Gribbon of Mt. Vernon OH; Marilynn 
(Ray) Olson of Georgia; Gayle (Ray) Knapp of Champion OH. Shirley is survived by 
her three children:  Cindy (Daniel) Wine of White Lake MI; Pamela Wagner of North 
Canton; William (Debbie) Thorne of Ocala FL. Shirley was a loving grandmother to 
Amber (Luke) Hamilton, Ashlee, Amanda, and Alexis Thorne; Danae Means, Darin 
(Vanessa), Derek (Lindsay), and Dustin (Corrie) Wine; Tara (Steve) Nichols,  Glenn 
Travis (Bradley) and Troy Wagner. She was a loving great-grandmother to Eleanor 
Jayne Hamilton; Caleb, Callie, and Carlie Means; Logan and Dane Wine; Davis 
Wine; and Todd Forrest Nichols. She is also survived by many loving nieces, 
nephews, and brothers and sisters-in-law.

The family would like to thank the caregivers at Crandall Medical Center who cared 
for Shirley:   your love and compassion were evident and greatly appreciated. 
Please know that you made a difference to her as well as the family. Thanks also 
goes to Harbor Light Hospice for their assistance in the transition. They would also 
like to thank many who faithfully sent cards and said prayers for Shirley in her final 
years. Your faithfulness was a blessing.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial. In light of the current 
pandemic situation, a private service is scheduled for Friday, April 24, 2020. The 
service will be led by Rev. Daniel Wine. The private burial will be at Grandview 
Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to The Shirley Thorne 
Fund at Mt. Vernon Nazarene University at 800 Martinsburg Rd., Mt. Vernon OH 
43050.

During this difficult time of private services, you may show your support by joining 
the “Hugs from Home” program where your message will be attached to a balloon in 
the chapel to remind the family of your love and support at 
www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home.

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

Tuesday April 21, 2020

JOHN'S OBITUARY
U.S. Veteran  
John Earl Dailey, Sr, known by his friends as “Red”, passed away Friday morning, 
April 17, 2020, at the
age of 89. Born in Fredericktown, Ohio, Red was a long-time resident of 
Columbiana, retiring after 30+
years from Franklin Furniture/Stearns & Foster and served in the United States 
Army during the Korean
War. He leaves his wife Sandy and his 4 children: John Dailey, Jr (Sharon); Terry 
Grossen (Walter); Dan
Dailey (Lynn); and Diana Couchenour (David), along with 9 grandchildren and 7 
great grandchildren. He
was preceded in death by his parents, Herschel and Grace (Hostetter) Dailey and 2 
older brothers, Alva
and Robert. The family wishes to express their appreciation to Hospice of the Valley 
for the care and
compassion shown over the last few months and Greenisen Funeral Home for 
handling the necessary
arrangements. A private family memorial will be conducted at a later date.

Monday April 20, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – Janice Kay Jeffries Bosu passed away peacefully early Saturday morning, 
April 18, 2020 at Salem Regional Medical Center in the company of her husband 
and daughter. She was born August 20, 1937 in Salem, Ohio, the daughter of the 
late Robert and Ruth (Rhodes) Jeffries.

Janice graduated from Salem High School in the Class of 1955 and attended Akron 
University where she earned a Bachelors of Education in Biology. She also earned 
a Masters degree in Guidance and Counseling from Westminster College. She was 
a science teacher and guidance counselor at Salem Junior High and Salem High 
Schools (respectively) for 30 plus years where she, not only touched the lives of 
many students, but also the staff of Salem schools. She enjoyed traveling with her 
husband, daughter and grandsons with favorite destinations being Cape Cod, Outer 
Banks, Daytona and Las Vegas. A life-long Salem Quaker fan, she especially 
enjoyed watching her future husband play high school basketball and eventually 
watching her grandsons’ high school sporting events. Most importantly, Janice loved 
her entire family and always looked forward to occasions that brought everyone 
together.

Janice is survived by her husband of 62 years, Kenneth J. Bosu, a daughter, Susan 
(Jerry) Buckley and two grandsons, Ken Buckley and Lance (Molly) Buckley. She 
also is survived by her sister, Barbara (Brent) Thomas and brother, Gary (Becky) 
Jeffries and many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to extend their gratitude to Dr. Chahine and the Blood and 
Cancer Center in Canfield, Ohio for three years of love and care. Also, to the nurses 
and doctors of Salem Regional Medical Center for the wonderful care at Janice’s 
end of life.

Private services will be held at Stark Memorial with burial taking place at Hope 
Cemetery. A webcast will be available on the website under her obituary after the 
service.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the Salem 
Alumni Association, 330 East State St., Salem, OH 44460.

During this difficult time of private services, you may show your support by joining 
the “Hugs from Home” program where your message will be attached to a balloon in 
the chapel to remind the family of your love and support at 
www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home.

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

Monday April 20, 2020

Obituary
MASURY- Lawrence Lee Shank, age 96, formerly of Hubbard, passed away Friday 
afternoon at Sharon Regional Medical Center. 
Lawrence was born on November 8, 1923 in Grove City, Pennsylvania to the late 
Linus and Maime Shank. 
Lawrence was a pipefitter, working for the Sawhill Tubular Co. He retired in 1985 
after 20 years of service. 
He was a member of the Sharon, Pa. Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. 
Besides his parents, Lawrence is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 54 years, 
the former Ethel G. Shakely, whom he married March 3, 1951; and his son 
Lawrence (Larry) Shank, Jr., Sisters Orel Redmond, Mary Sagulla, Helen Richards, 
Margaret Gawn, Anna Belle Yarian, and brother George Shank. 
Lawrence is survived by his sisters Grace Parker and Bertha Nightengale and three 
children, Jeffrey Shank, Mark (Leona) Shank, and April C. Hill; six grandchildren: 
Ryan Shank, Austin Hill, Erica (Shank) Patterson, Laura (Shank) Replogle, Heather 
(Shank) Stucky, and Jeremy Shank; Twelve great-grandchildren: Tyler Shank, 
Dominic and Damien Schreckengost, Hunter, Xander and Remington Patterson, 
Sienna, Juliana, Maddox, and Giovanni Replogle, Hayden Mackey and Mikey 
Stucky, 
Services are private and will be held at a later date. Interment in Brookfield 
Cemetery. 
Visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to share memories and condolences with 
Lawrence’s family.

Monday April 20, 2020

Obituary
AUSTINTOWN-John J. Sabol, 79, passed away Saturday morning, April 18, 2020 at 
his home. He was born February 22, 1941 in Youngstown, a son of Michael and 
Magdalene (Timar) Sabol. John was employed with US Steel and then Kobe Steel 
from 1965 until 1999. He was a member of HOG motorcycle organization from 2002 
until 2020. He liked to make cigar box guitars, benches, clocks and lamps. John 
also enjoyed wood-working and motorcycles. John is survived by his wife, the 
former Marcella Robinette, whom he married May 10, 1994; his daughters, Phyllis 
(Pete) Walter of Austintown, Barb Hood of Ravenna and Beckie (Albert) Johannes 
of Austintown; his granddaughters, Ashley Walter and Kimberly Ketchum; his great-
grandchildren, Jordan Walter and Tyler Ketchum and his sisters-in-law, Helen Sabol 
of Austintown and Charlene Sabol of Canfield. Besides his parents, John was 
preceded in death by his sister, Magdalene Hodges and his brothers, Joseph and 
Mike Sabol. According to John’s wishes, there are no calling hours or services.

Monday April 20, 2020

Obituary
Ronald J. Schmucker, 74, of Louisville, OH passed away Sunday, April 19, 2020 at 
Green Meadows Health and Wellness Center from complications with Multiple 
Sclerosis. Ron and his wife were married for 52 years and fostered for the Stark 
County Department of Job and Family Services for 48 years. Ron’s greatest joy in 
life was taking care of special needs children, often five at a time. He was a 
respiratory therapist at Akron General Hospital and Doctors Hospital retiring from 
there due to his illness.

Ron was preceded in death by his parents, Merlin and Barbara (Katich) Schmucker, 
his brother, Bernard and his foster children, Willie, Amelia, Jonathan, Izaiah and 
Betty. He is survived by his wife, Sandra (Royer) Schmucker, his son, Sincere of the 
home, his daughter, Kimberly of Dennison; his sisters, Barb (Dan) Stuckey, Linda 
(Ron) Brahler, Karen Jordan, Rita (Rob) Yoder, Sharon (Craig) Griffith, Beverly 
(Ralph) White, Phyllis (Tim) King and sister-in-law, Pat; his brothers, Junior (Wanda) 
Schmucker, Russ (Georgia) Schmucker, Larry (Maureen) Schmucker, Dale (Holly) 
Schmucker, Phillip (Renee) Schmucker and many nieces and nephews.

Ron was a soft spoken and kind man with a wonderful smile. He will be greatly 
missed by his families and friends.

In keeping with Ron’s wishes, no services are planned. In lieu of flowers, memorial 
donations may be made to the funeral home, in the family’s name, to help with 
expenses.

                                      Stier-Israel Funeral 

Monday April 20, 2020

Obituary
Columbiana - Rebecca Ann Harrold, 80, of Columbiana, died in hospice care after a 
brief illness on Wednesday, April 15, 2020.

Mrs. Harrold was born on November 24, 1939 in Columbiana, a daughter of the late 
Walter and Thelma Mentzer Firestone and had lived in this area all of her life.  She 
was a homemaker and a member of First United Methodist Church, Columbiana.

She is survived by her two daughters, Sandra (Perry) Heverly of Leetonia and 
Karen (Eric) Wightman of Salem; two sisters, Doris Chapman of Columbiana and 
Carol (Gary) Wright of Columbiana; a brother, William Firestone of Sidney; a 
granddaughter, Valarie Young of Canfield; and a great grandchild, Mila Ronci of 
Canfield, OH.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Betty Sue "Susie" Harrold; three 
brothers, Harold Firestone, Robert Firestone and Donald Firestone, a 
granddaughter, Mandy Lynn St. John and a grandson, Mick St. John.

Private graveside services were held at Columbiana Cemetery with Pastor Carolyn 
Smith officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made in Rebecca’s memory to: Community Hospice, 
2341 East State St., Salem, OH. 44460.

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

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

Sunday April 19, 2020

Obituary
Marian J. Booth, 88, of Lake Milton, passed away Saturday April 18, 2020 at 
Humility House in Austintown Ohio. She was born August 9, 1931 in Youngstown 
Ohio, daughter of Roy and Ida Patton. 

She is survived by her husband, Donald Booth, whom she married on April 21 1951, 
Son Chuck (Lynn) Booth, two daughters Pam (Tom) Kubic, Lori (Frank) Delvecchio, 
three grandchildren Erich Booth, Thomas Bennett, Angela Bennett and one great 
granddaughter Arianna Bennett. 

Marian was preceded in death by her father and mother, three brothers, Dick 
Patton, Don Patton, Billy Patton, and grandson Lee Booth. 

Marian belonged to the First Federated Church of North Jackson where she was 
baptized and married. She was involved in Women’s Fellowship of the Church and 
also was a member of Lake Milton Women’s League, Order of the Eastern Star 
Chapter 278, American Legion Auxiliary of Lake Milton 737, Lifetime member of 
Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary 9571, American Business Women’s Association, 
and Ladies Oriental Shrine of North America. 

Marian thought of others and always wanted to help people. She was involved in 
writing letters to stop the mistreatment of Vietnam POWS. Bradley Smith of Lake 
Milton was a POW for seven years and told Marian years later that all the letters 
that she and other women wrote from the United States saved their lives. 

Marian and her husband Don loved to dance and belonged to many dance clubs 
over the years. She also loved to golf and play bridge. She was a devoted wife, 
mother, and grandmother. She will be sadly missed by her loving family and many 
friends. 

Private family service will be held at Lane Funeral Home Austintown Chapel. A 
service will be held for extended family and friends at a later date. 

Family has requested that all contributions be made to the Lee M. Booth Memorial 
Scholarship and send to Youngstown State University Foundation, 606 Wick 
Avenue, Youngstown OH 44502.

Sunday April 19, 2020

Obituary
EAST ROCHESTER – Phyllis L. Conser, age 83 of New Garden, Ohio, died at 9:10 
a.m. Thursday, April 16, 2020 at Plum Creek Assisted Living in Brunswick, Ohio. 
She was born March 3, 1937 in Alliance, Ohio, daughter of the late James W. Riffle, 
Sr. and Wanda (Hahn) Riffle Peroz.

Phyllis was a 1955 graduate of Alliance High School and was employed as a 
secretary at the Alliance Manufacturing Company until June, 1966. She was a 
homemaker and very active in several organizations. She was a member of the 
New Garden United Methodist Church where she helped organize church activities 
and participated in leadership roles. She was a life long member of the Order of the 
Eastern Stars holding many roles and offices over the years. She enjoyed the many 
friendships she made and the camaraderie of her Eastern Star friends. She was a 
member of the Merry Matrons Club and the Hanoverton Garden Club.

Her husband, Richard (Dick) Conser, whom she married April 20,1963, preceded 
her in death September 24, 2019.

Survivors include a daughter, Beth (Steven) (Conser) Pottschmidt and their children 
Nicholas and Ava Pottschmidt of Medina; and her sister, Tonna' (Daniel) Hines of 
Massillon.

Besides her parents and husband, her brother, James W. Riffle, Jr. also preceded 
her in death.

A private service will be held Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at Stark Memorial with Pastor 
Tal Lewis officiating. Private visitation will be held from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Tuesday at 
the funeral home. Burial will be at Woodsdale Cemetery in Hanoverton.

During this difficult time of private services, you may show your support by joining 
the “Hugs from Home” program where your message will be attached to a balloon in 
the chapel to remind the family of your love and support at 
www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home.

Friday April 17, 2020

Obituary
Marilyn A. Frustos, age 89, of Alliance, passed away at 7:05 p.m. Thursday, April 
16, 2020.

  She was born January 2, 1931 in Alliance, Ohio to William J. Sr. and Emily K. 
(Wanamaker) Thomas. A graduate of Alliance High School, January 1950, Marilyn 
worked as a telephone operator before her retirement. She was a member of St. 
Joseph Catholic Church.

  Marilyn enjoyed golfing, knitting, basket weaving and playing cards. She especially 
enjoyed spending time with all of her grandchildren, and great - grandchildren.

  Survivors include her son, Ben (Debbie) Frustos Jr. of Alliance; granddaughters, 
Ally (Brendan) Rodgers, Cory (Matthew) Tafe,  and Addie (David) Butler; great-
grandchildren,  Zane and Sydney Peterson, Presley Butler, Lennon and Avery 
Rodgers and Emree Tafe; numerous nieces and nephews; and sister in-laws, Mary 
Jean Reale of Columbus, OH and Corrine Densmore of Florida, and Joyce Thomas 
of Tennessee.

  She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Ben V. Frustos 
whom she married September 10, 1955, and who died March 28, 2007; two infant 
children; sister, Betty J. Hale; and brothers, William Thomas Jr., Jack Thomas, and 
Bob Thomas.

  There will be a private chapel service at Highland Memorial Park on Tuesday. A 
Mass of Christian burial will be held at a later date.

 In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Sheila’s Haven     19690 West 
Middletown Rd, Beloit, OH 44609.

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

Friday April 17, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – Gerald D. “Jerry” Anderson, age 82 died Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 
Salem West Healthcare Center. He was born March 28, 1938 in Salem, son of the 
late John and Bertha (Bauchman) Anderson.

Jerry served in the United States Navy. He was an outdoorsman who loved hunting 
and fishing.

His wife, Alice Anderson whom he married December 14, 1959 preceded him in 
death September 30, 2011.

Survivors include three daughters, Cindy Kniseley, Debbie (Charles) Smith and 
Carolyn Hippley, all of Salem; and two sisters, Doris Saunders of Kentucky and 
Joyce Carnes of Hanoverton.

Besides his parents and his wife, a daughter, Cindy Kniseley and numerous siblings 
also preceded him in death.

Private burial will be held at Woodsdale Cemetery in Hanoverton.

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

Friday April 17, 2020

Obituary
“Together Again”

 

  Doris Pauline (Rinard) Scott, age 89, passed away Thursday April 16th at 
Copeland Oaks Assisted Living.

  She was born January 4, 1931 in Rinard Mills, Ohio to James and Gladys Rinard. 
She was a graduate of Bloomfield High School and was valedictorian of her class.

  Doris was employed at Teledyne Monarch for 29 years.

  She was an avid reader, sports fan, loved going to Mountaineer, playing lottery and 
euchre.

  Another great love of her life was feeding (she was a wonderful cook) and taking 
care of her grandchildren; Kelly, John, Jimmie, Jaime, Jesse, Jeremiah, Jonathan 
and Ashley, her great grand-children; Patrick, Christopher, Trinity, Caiden, Cayla, 
Abigail, and Austin.

  She is preceded in death by her husband John of 66 years and her siblings, Paul, 
Marjorie, Dorothy and Wayne and her son-in-law Wayne Beatty.

  Doris is survived by her daughters Linda Beatty of Alliance, Susan & Paul Evans of 
Supply, NC, and Diana and John James of Beloit.

  The Family would like to express their gratitude to the wonderful staff at Copeland 
Oaks and Aultman Alliance Hospice.

  Also, we would like to remember Janice Graffice, her caring hairdresser and friend 
of 56 years (never a hair out of place).

  A graveside service will be family only at 10:00 a.m., on Monday April 20, 2020 at 
Fairmount Memorial Park.

  Memorial contributions may be made to Copeland Oaks, 800 S. 15th Street 
Sebring, Ohio 44672, and to Aultman Alliance Hospice, 2461 W. State Street 
Alliance, Ohio 44601, in memory of our mother.

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

Friday April 17, 2020

FRANCES' OBITUARY
Frances Jane (Dovenspike) Baughman, 98, of Sebring, OH (Formerly of Salem, 
OH. and Hawthorn, PA.) passed away at 6:42 P.M. Wednesday, April 15, 2020, due 
to heart failure in the emergency room of Salem Regional Medical Center.
 
She was born on March 3, 1922, in Hawthorn, Pennsylvania, the daughter of the 
late Clyde and Florence (Smith) Dovenspike.
 
She was a 1939 graduate of Hawthorn High School. She was an active member of 
the Salem First United Methodist Church in Salem. She also volunteered in the 
Clothing Closet at the American Red Cross for over 20 years, as well as worked in 
the Salem News and Farm and Dairy newspaper mailrooms. She and her husband, 
Wilson enjoyed spending time together going camping. They were able to see the 
wonders of Gods works by traveling to all 50 states and met many interesting 
people over their travels. She will be sadly missed by her six grandchildren and 
thirteen great-grandchildren
 
 
On October 2, 1941, Frances married the love of her life and husband of 71 years, 
Wilson F. Baughman, who passed before her on December 19, 2012.
 
She is survived by her children, Wilson F. (Linda) Baughman, of Perry, Georgia, 
Cecelia (Rudy) Hrovatic, of Salem, a brother, Clyde “Sonny” (Erma) Dovenspike, of 
Rural Valley, Pennsylvania.
 
Due to the Coronavirus, a memorial service will be held when permitted. The burial 
will take place in Grandview Cemetery, Salem.
 
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Salem First United Methodist Church 
Memorial Fund 244 South Broadway, Salem, Ohio 44460.

Thursday April 16, 2020

Obituary
Alice M. Guidos, 75, passed away on April 12, 2020 at the Woodlands at 
Austinwoods. Alice was born on September 28, 1944 in Youngstown, Ohio the 
daughter of Cecil L and Mary Nye Selner. 
Alice graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School and began a 50-year career in 
the restaurant business. She had a strong work ethic working until the age of 70 
when she retired from What’s Cook’n a family owned restaurant. She also enjoyed 
visits to the casino and spending time with her family. 
Alice is survived by her children Scott A. Guidos, Paul M. Guidos and John A. 
(Pamela) Guidos, Jr; grandchildren Nicole Morris and Kasey Eshenbaugh; her 
brother William Selner and sisters Mary Prest, Elizabeth Lunau and Margaret 
Chimel. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband John A. Guidos, 
Sr. and her brother John Selner. 
Per the family’s request no services will be held at this time. 
Please visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to leave condolences to the family.

Thursday April 16, 2020

Obituary
Laura Louise Dulay passed away peacefully on April 10, 2020 at Hospice of the 
Valley following a brief illness. 
The youngest of eight children, Laura was born on July 17, 1926 to Italian 
immigrants, Joseph and Assunta Ignozzi-Young. Laura was always proud of her 
heritage. She grew up on the Westside of Youngstown, and was a 1944 graduate of 
Chaney High School. She eventually moved to the suburbs of Austintown with her 
husband and five children. 
Laura met Leonard at a bar in Newton Falls that neither had been to before, and 
likely never went again. He was the love of her life. They loved to travel, mostly by 
car, and managed to visit almost every state. After retirement they spent winters at 
their home in Ft. Myers, where they had an active social life. 
Their children grew up in a home filled with an abundance of love, laughter and 
music. The respect and love Leonard and Laura had for each other exemplified the 
true meaning of family, and will never be forgotten. 
As the hostess of many holiday gatherings, picnics, and family reunions Laura 
graciously opened her home and heart to anyone who walked through the door. She 
was also quite the entertainer, and no-one ever knew what to expect, but it often 
involved a random song or dance. There was always room for more at the table, 
and all left with a full heart and belly, and usually a container of leftovers. 
Even though she was a mother of five she still found the energy to utilize her 
organizational skills as President of the PTA. In later years, she held various officer 
positions with a few local card clubs. and was on the Chaney Class Reunion 
committee. She also enjoyed playing the piano, reading mysteries, and sewing. 
Laura was an amazing baker, and we looked forward to the cookies she baked for 
the holidays, and family weddings, as well as the pies she made with pears from the 
tree outside her kitchen window. 
Laura was strong of will and heart, and her kind and compassionate nature made 
her a valued friend. She had a wicked sense of humor, a quick smile, and a sparkle 
in her eyes. She was someone that you wanted to be around. If only to see what 
she would do next. She would break out in song when the first snow fell, and, and 
loved her cat “Kitty” so much that she fed her constantly. 
Once her youngest was in school, she took a position as a bookkeeper at Alba 
House Communications in Canfield. She retired to spend more time with her 
husband. Those she worked with became lifelong friends. 
Memories of Laura will be carried on by her loving family. Her children, Michael, 
Patrick (Mary), Laura, Leonard (Jeanne) and Joseph. Her six grandchildren, 
Shawna Muscatello (Tom), Jacob and Kyle Rostan, Michael and Michele, and 
Anthony, great-grand daughter Siena Muscatello, sister-in-law Helen Krispinsky 
(Tony), and many nieces, nephews and friends. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, siblings and their spouses 
Joseph, Mary, James (Marie), John (Lou), Theresa (Patrick) Valentino, Michael 
(Jean) and Louis (Beverly). 
Given the current circumstances, there will be a private service for family, and a 
Celebration of life will be held at a later date. Arrangements were entrusted to the 
Lane Funeral Home in Austintown.

Thursday April 16, 2020

Obituary
Gaynell “Gig” Ann Donbar Chiles, 63, passed away Saturday, April 11, 2020. 
She was born July 12, 1956, in Youngstown, to Dorothy Scull Donbar and William 
Donbar. She graduated from Boardman High School and earned her certification as 
a licensed practical nurse at Choffin Career and Technical Center. 
Gig met her husband, Robert, when he had a summer job where she was working 
at Westwood Nursing Home; they married in 1984. 
Gig had an amazing memory. She did well in her schooling, for nursing, 
pharmacology and environmental studies. She never needed to reread a book 
because she remembered all of it. Anywhere she had gone, she could remember 
how to get there again. 
Gig liked strong coffee, Pink Floyd and football. She disliked having her picture 
taken. She liked rocks and she took geology courses. She enjoyed watching birds at 
her feeders and a fox family that some years nested on their property. She loved all 
animals, and over the years, treated a succession of cats and dogs as family. 
Robert would not let her have a horse because he was afraid it would end up in the 
house. 
She is remembered for a sense of humor, which included often winning the contest 
for the tackiest gift at Christmas. But mostly, she is remembered for her caring and 
loving nature. She reminded people of the best things about themselves. 
Her patients and residents at nursing homes, halfway houses, home health care 
and case management received much more than a duty shift. As a cook, she was 
diligent in providing for the residents’ preferences, as well as their dietary needs. 
She was unimpressed by material possessions or physical appearances, seeing 
straight to the heart of a human being and appreciating them for who they were. 
Gig is survived by her husband, Robert Chiles; her daughter, Rachael (Jason) 
Markijohn; a grandson, expected in August; her brother, Timothy Donbar; her 
cousins, Tom Hultman and Charles Metzger Jr.; her sisters-in-law; mother-in-law; 
and her niece and nephews. She will be greatly missed by her family, friends and 
colleagues. 
She was preceded in death by her parents. 
A memorial service will be planned later. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made 
to homeless shelters, mental health services or animal shelters. 
Arrangements handled by Lane Family Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel. 

Thursday April 16, 2020

Obituary
Lee A. Briggs, II, 40 


Lee A. Briggs,II, 40 of Austintown died unexpectedly Friday evening at his 
residence. Lee, known as “Flea” was born October 9, 1979 in Youngstown, a son of 
Robert Briggs and Iva Greep and was a lifelong area resident. Lee operated a 
forklift for Star Extrusion in Canfield and also owned and operated a landscape 
company, From the Ground Up. He was a member of Struthers Parkside Church, 
loved the outdoors, canoeing, and especially the times spent around a bonfire. Lee 
was a die hard Cleveland Browns Fan and enjoyed watching his kids play sports, 
and was their number one fan. His children were very important in his life and he 
loved spending time with them. Lee leaves his mother and step-father, Iva and 
Rocky Bellino of Austintown; three sons, Dominic, David, Brayden and his daughter, 
Julianne “Princess Julianne Arianna Briggs the first”, all at home. He also leaves his 
brothers, Everett P.(Amanda) Briggs of Youngstown, Michael Briggs of Columbus; a 
sister Carol Chapman of Columbus; step-sisters, Rochelle Bellino of Youngstown, 
Tarah (Steve) Ortz of Boardman; step-brother, Nick Bellino of Mineral Ridge and his 
wife, Francine. Lee was preceded in death by his father and his grandparents. 
There will be a Celebration of Life scheduled for a later date.

Thursday April 16, 2020

Obituary
Edith Marie Haus, 99 

Edith Marie Haus, 99 of Canfield died early Friday morning at Windsor House of 
Canfield. Edith was born October 22, 1920 in Campbell, a daughter of the late 
Anthony and Almerinda (Ficorelli) Nerone and was a lifelong area resident. She 
graduated from Campbell Memorial High School in 1938 and attended Youngstown 
Business College. She married her husband, Matthias J. Haus on October 18, 1943 
and together they owned and operated Haus Cider Mill and Fruit Farm from 1954 
until they retired in 1982 and passing ownership to their son, Matthias E. Haus. Her 
husband preceded her in death in 1986. Edith was a devout Catholic and a member 
of St. Michael’s Catholic Church for over 50 years, the altar guild of the church and 
a former member of the Ladies Auxilliary of Greenford Volunteer Fire Department. 
She loved preparing meals on Sundays and Holidays. She was notorious for her 
delicious apple pie. Edith loved spending her winters in Tucson, Arizona. She loved 
to dance and listening to music, especially her Italian music, but her greatest joy 
were her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Edith leaves four 
daughters, Elaine Centofanti of Dacula, Georgia, Carol (Jim) Halloran of Canfield, 
Alice (Richard) Barker of Tuscon, Arizona, Christine Riehl of New Springfield; her 
son, Matthias E. (Cheryl) Haus of Canfield; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-
grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild. Besides her parents and her 
husband, Edith was preceded in death by three sisters, Helen Cuppari, Jean 
Mollica, Therese Skipton and two brothers, William Nerone and Albert Nerone. A 
memorial mass will be scheduled for a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family 
requests material tributes take the form of donations to: Greenford Twp. Volunteer 
Fire Dept., P.O. Box 14, Greenford, OH 44422.

Thursday April 16, 2020

Obituary
Salem - Daniel James Wojton Sr., age 85, of Salem, died on Wednesday, April 15, 
2020 at Hospice House, Poland.

He was born on February 23, 1935 in Youngstown, OH, son of the late Stanley and 
Josephine Gorski Wojton.

Daniel had worked as a welder and was a member of Evangel Baptist Church. He 
was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. Daniel was an avid golfer and 
bowler and belonged to many different bowling leagues. He also enjoyed wood 
working and making models. Daniel had a contagious smile and laugh and made 
friends everywhere he went, he never met a stranger.

His wife, Marilyn Faith Williams Wojton, whom he married on June 23, 1966, 
preceded him in death on, January 19, 2018.

Daniel is survived by a daughter, Deborah A. (Al) Heim of New Middletown; three 
sons, Daniel J. (Lori) Wojton, Jr. of Canfield, James D. Wojton of Poland and David 
A. Wojton of Canfield; a sister, Theresa Susa of St. Louis, MO; a grandson, Joseph 
Rosado of NY;  and a granddaughter, Katie Lynn Wojton of Canfield.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Veronica Feret; two brothers, Edward Wojton, 
Joseph Wojton and an infant brother, Stanley Wojton.

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

Burial will take place at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Youngstown.

Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan 
Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601.

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

Thursday April 16, 2020

Obituary
New Waterford - Homer Howard Bowersock, 90, of New Waterford, passed away 
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at Covington Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 
East Palestine.

He was born on December 26, 1929 in Chester, WV, son of Homer and Ethel Tice 
Bowersock.

Homer had worked at GM Lordstown and was a member of Lake Mount Church of 
Christ.  He served in the US Air Force during the Korean War. Homer enjoyed 
playing the harmonica, writing poetry and watching the Pittsburgh Steelers

His wife, Eleanor Jean Kovach Bowersock, whom he married on July 5, 1954, 
preceded him in death on, October 14, 2011.

Homer is survived by his five daughters, Colleen (John) Peluso of Columbiana, 
Eileen (Paul) Ramponi of New Waterford, Laureen (Michael) Alderman of New 
Waterford, Bonnie (John) Winland of Warren and Holly (Ken) Sechrist of Boardman; 
two grandchildren, John M. (Leah Jones fiancé) Peluso of Raleigh, NC and Kristen 
N. (John Luc fiancé) Peluso of Lowellville; and great granddaughter, Mila Peluso of 
Raleigh, NC;

He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Bowersock and his sisters, Honer 
Yothers and Marion Caplinger

Due to the current Covid 19 pandemic a memorial service will be held at a later 
date.

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

Thursday April 16, 2020

Obituary
Loving Wife & Mother

Arlene E. Eglie, age 82, of Homeworth, passed away at 11:25 p.m., Tuesday, April 
14, 2020, at Aultman Hospital.
  She was born July 30, 1937, in Homeworth, Ohio, to the late Ray and Ruth 
(Powell) Wickersham.  A graduate of Alliance High School, Arlene was a beautician 
in Alliance.

She was a former member of the American Legion Post 574 in North Georgetown. 
Arlene enjoyed knitting and most of all spending time with her family.

  Survivors include her husband, Robert Eglie, whom she married November 17, 
1956; sons Michael (Christine) Eglie of Alliance, Gregory Eglie of Homeworth; 
daughter Teresa (Terry) Kennedy of Homeworth and several nieces and nephews.

  Arlene was preceded in death by her parents; son Scott Eglie, and brothers Dean 
Wickersham and Leonard Wickersham.
  A private family service will be held. Interment will be at Moultrie Chapel Cemetery.
    Arrangements are by Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home, 75 S. Union 
Ave., Alliance, Ohio 44601.

Wednesday April 15, 2020

Obituary
 On Wednesday, April 15, 2020, Millie Robertson, the loving wife of Earl for 71 
years, and devoted mother of four children, passed away at her home at the age of 
90.

  Millie was born July 10, 1929 in Akron, Ohio to Franklin D. Milburn and Beulah F. 
(Denny) Milburn.

  A 1947 graduate of Atwater High School, Millie worked as a Benefits Secretary for 
Evenflo in Ravenna, retiring after 25 years in 1994.

  She was a member of the Atwater Congregational Church, where she taught 
Sunday school to many children, including the current Pastor, Rich Hall. 

  Millie was very active in her community, being a P.T.A. leader, serving in 4H and 
was a member of both the band and athletic boosters. She was an avid sports fan, 
watching all college and pro games including watching re-runs.

  She will be loved and missed by her family, including her husband, Earl A. 
Robertson, whom she married January 1, 1949; children Wayne E. (Annell) 
Robertson of Atwater, Barbara J. (Robert) Mather of Salem, Linda J. (Alan) Flanigan 
of Suffield,  Cheryl L. (John) Locklay of Lake Milton; grandchildren Clifford, Rachel, 
Brandi, Kresnt, Lindsey, and Kiley; great-grandchildren, Patrick, Jeremiah, Helyn, 
Sarah, Sylvia, Carissa, Brandon, Hunter, Alexa, Ty, Trey, Taydon, Novalee, Brekin, 
Tyler, Kali, Kierston, Kaidence, Trinity, and Laney; brother Russell Milburn and sister 
Marjorie McBride.

  She was preceded in death by her parents; sister Dorothy Morris; infant brother, 
Franklin Milburn Jr. and granddaughter Megan Flanigan.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Atwater Congregational Church, 1237 St. 
Rt. 183, Atwater, Ohio 44201.

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

Wednesday April 15, 2020

Obituary
Patricia A. Ruhl-Rhome, age 80, of Alliance, passed away at 3:27 a.m. Tuesday, 
April 14, 2020 at her home.

  She was born June 30, 1939 in Alliance, Ohio to James C. and Isabella (Cobbs) 
Smith. 

  A graduate of Sebring McKinley High School in 1957, Patricia worked as the 
treasurer of Ruhl Electric since 1970 and treasurer and Vice-President since 1999.

  A member of First Friends Church of Sebring, Patricia was a member of the 
Alliance Senior Center.

  Most importantly, Patricia adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She 
found God’s beauty in all things, and loved her family.

  Survivors include her son, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth W. Ruhl Jr. (Tracy); 3 
granddaughters, Patricia E. Ruhl (Bryan Modzelewski), Angelique E. Ruhl (Frank 
Ranalli), and Sara E. Ruhl; great-grandchildren, Juan Pablo, Kenneth, Traci; 
brothers, David F. Smith (Eileen), Herbert A. Smith (Ona); sisters, Rose Marie 
Hughes (Bill) Evelyn Shreve, and Dorothy J. Chapman and many nieces and 
nephews.

  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Kenneth W. Ruhl Sr. whom 
she married December 14, 1957 and who died July 14, 2001, second husband; 
Arthur Rhome who passed away May 14, 2004 ; brothers, Robert Smith, Roland 
Smith, J. Paul Smith; sisters Mary Spencer, Gladys R. Ritchie, and Marie Smith

  Memorial Contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, Hope Lodge, or 
First Friends Church of Sebring.

Private services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday April 17, 2020 at Cassaday-Turkle-
Christian Funeral Home, with Lynn Moore officiating. Private visitation to be held 
one hour prior to the service. The service will be streaming live; a link will be 
available on our website, at the bottom of Patricia’s obituary. Interment will be at 
Highland Memorial Park.

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

Wednesday April 15, 2020

Obituary
NORTH LIMA, Ohio – Dwight Robert Jacobs, 99, died on Monday, April 6, 2020, in 
hospice care after a brief illness.

Dwight was born on March 7, 1921 in Somerset, Pennsylvania. He was the sixth of 
11 children of Paul and Trella (Risch) Jacobs. He graduated from Johnstown High 
School in 1939. During World War II, he served in Civilian Public Service from 1941-
1945, initially as the personal secretary for the Western Regional District of CPS 
and later in Florida.   After the War he attended Goshen College in Goshen, Indiana, 
graduating with a B.S. in Education in 1949. He earned an M.A. in Education from 
Westminster College, Pennsylvania, in 1964.

On May 5, 1946, Dwight married Mildred Larue Basinger, whom he met at a CPS 
camp in Terry, Montana, where she was working as a nurse.  She preceded him in 
death on May 21, 2002.

Dwight taught high school, was a school psychologist, and was a guidance 
counselor for many years at Poland Seminary High School, Poland, Ohio. As many 
schoolteachers of that era did, Dwight supplemented his teacher’s salary with a 
variety of work. He taught drivers education to several generations of student 
drivers. He was also a property casualty insurance agent in business with his father-
in-law, Henry Basinger, with Mennonite Mutual Insurance and Nationwide.

Dwight was a member of North Lima Mennonite Church in North Lima, Ohio where 
he was an enthusiastic organist for over twenty years as well as a Sunday School 
teacher and Superintendent.  He was an active member of the Beaver Ruritan Club 
in North Lima.  Dwight was an avid photographer, naturalist, and birder.  He bought 
his first Brownie camera at the age of 12 and enjoyed photography his entire life. As 
a young man, he worked as a professional photographer in DuPont Studios in 
Johnstown.  He loved the outdoors, and volunteered for many conservation and 
environmental organizations, including Laurelville Camp in Pennsylvania, Boardman 
Park, and Mill Creek Park in Youngstown.  Dwight had a heart for helping others and 
gave his time serving meals at the Rescue Mission, working as a tour guide at Echo 
Global Farm in Fort Myers, Florida, and volunteered several days a week at Gator 
Wilderness Boy’s Camp, Punta Gorda, Florida. He delighted in music, telling corny 
jokes, gardening, traveling, constructing miniature replica displays, and playing card 
games.

Dwight retired to Sunnybreeze, Florida following his wife’s death, and lived there 
until 2017 when he returned to North Lima, Ohio.

Dwight is survived by son, Bruce Jacobs, Olympia, WA; son, Carl (JoAnn) Jacobs, 
Aiea, HI; daughter, Eileen (David) Stewart, North Lima, OH; son, Stanley R. Jacobs, 
East Palestine, OH; and son, Randall (Rachel Miller) Jacobs, Goshen, IN; eight 
grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren and one step-grandson.  He is also 
survived by sisters, Twila, Dorothea, and Roma; and brothers, Arnold and Duane.

Dwight was preceded in death by a son, Terry A. Jacobs, a grandson, Brandon R. 
Jacobs, brothers, Donald, Willard, Gerald and Merle, and sister, Erma, and step-
grandchildren Brent Schroeder and Cirenya (Schroeder) Rose.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the family will hold a memorial service at a later 
date.

Memorial contributions may be made in Dwight’s memory to Rescue Mission of 
Mahoning Valley,  962 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Youngstown, OH 44510 or online 
at www.rescuemissionmv.org

Wednesday April 15, 2020

Obituary
Mark W. Miller, 49 of Cortland, died unexpectedly of complications of diabetes on 
Monday afternoon, April 13, 2020, at St. Joseph Warren Hospital. He was born 
October 21, 1970 in Warren, the son of the late Ernest C. Miller and Carol W. 
Wakefield Miller of Cortland. 

Mark was a 1989 graduate of Lakeview High School. He worked for many years as 
a bus driver covering different areas and counties for Community Bus Services, until 
having to go on disability. He also worked as a summer camp counselor at Camp 
Whitewood in Windsor, Ohio for many years. 

Mark was a member in his youth of Boy Scout Troop No. 54 in Cortland. He then 
served as an active scout leader with Troop 54 for many years, serving as a scout 
leader at Camp Chickagami for summer camp and winter events. He loved teaching 
the shooting sports and archery for scouting merit badges. Mark enjoyed spending 
time on the computer and social media's Facebook and playing various computer 
games. He was of the Lutheran faith. 

Mark is survived by his Mom, Carol W. Miller with whom he made his home, as well 
as extended family and many close friends. His Dad, Ernest C. Miller died in 2012 
and his grandparents, Jennie and William Wakefield and Elsie and Chester Gear 
have also preceded him in death. 

A private funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 17, 2020 at Lane Family 
Funeral Homes, Shafer-Winans Chapel in Cortland. Burial will be at Greenlawn 
Cemetery in Greene Township. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Welfare League, 812 
Youngstown Kingsville Rd. SE, Vienna,OH 44473. Online condolences may be 
made to the family and the obituary viewed at www.shaferwinanschapel.com

Wednesday April 15, 2020

Obituary
Dianne E. Ford, 75, died Saturday, April 11, 2020 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center. 
She was born on November 30, 1944 in Dover, Delaware, the only daughter of the 
late Alfred and Elaine Bixler Cleal. 
Dianne was a graduate of Mineral Ridge High School. She retired from the Trumbull 
Metropolitan Housing Authority after a 30-year career as an Administrative 
Assistant. She was a faithful volunteer for the Animal Welfare League of Trumbull 
County since 1985. Dianne donated up to 2500 hours of her time each year by 
writing Thank You cards to donors, helping with data entry and keeping mailing lists 
up to date. 
Dianne is survived by her husband Kenneth Ford, whom she married February 15, 
1985; her son James T. (Joan) Necastro, Jr and her grandson Neal J. Necastro. 
She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Jimmy Cleal. 
Per the families wishes there will be no services at this time. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Welfare League, 812 
Youngstown Kingsville Road, SE, Vienna, Ohio 44473. Online condolences may be 
made to the family and the obituary viewed at www.lanefuneralhomes.com

Wednesday April 15, 2020

Obituary
Cortland – Charles T. Wirebaugh Jr., 76, of Cortland, Ohio passed away on Tuesday 
April 14, 2020 at Gillette Nursing Home. 
Charles was born on October 8, 1943 in Warren, Ohio, the son of Charles T. and 
Dora (Thorpe) Wirebaugh Sr. In the 1960’s, a few years after graduating from high 
school, Charles went to serve his country in the U.S. Army Reserve. On May 17, 
1980 he married the love of his life, Lynda (Brown) Wirebaugh, and they created a 
wonderful life together. 
Charles loved anything with wheels. He was a car fanatic and really enjoyed going 
to car shows. He could name any car (model and brand) that he saw. Charles also 
loved to travel with his family. One of his favorite places to visit was Pigeon Lake in 
Ontario. 
He will be deeply missed by his wife, Lynda; his children Timothy Palya, Laura 
Morse, and Tiffany (Tod) Whetzel; his grandchildren Zachary Wirebaugh, Kara 
Cook, Leeah Meaney, Trevor (Jayne) Whetzel, and BreeAnna Morse; and his two 
great-grandchildren Kylie and Madison Cook. 
Charles is preceded in death by his parents, his sister Ernestine Twinning, and his 
nephew Eric Twinning. 
Per Charles wishes, there will be no services held at this time. 
Friends and family may send their heartfelt condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com

Wednesday April 15, 2020

Obituary
Patricia “Patty” Ann Croysdale, 65, of Austintown, passed away, following a long 
battle with Alzheimer’s Disease, Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at Omni Manor Health 
Care Center. 
Born February 25, 1955 in Sharon, Pennsylvania, Patty was the daughter of the late 
John Thomas and Mary Ann (Bilich) Marcinak. 
Patty was a 1973 graduate of Struthers High School and earned her Bachelor’s in 
Nursing in 1978 from Youngstown State University. During her career as a 
Registered Nurse, she worked for St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, CareStar, Home Health 
Care, and Humana. Patty was always caring and dedicated to her patients, using 
her many talents and skills. She was very caring, intelligent, thoughtful, and 
trustworthy. She enjoyed baking, cooking and cross-stitch. She was a dedicated 
wife and mother, and loved to spend time with her family, especially her 
grandchildren. 
She leaves to cherish her memory, her husband Kenneth S. Croysdale, whom she 
married August 30, 1980; her children Casey (Magen) Croysdale, Kristy (Kevin) 
Newton, and Kelly (John) Castronova; her brother John Marcinak; her grandchildren 
Jeffrey, James, and Jansen Newton, and Ellie, Cora, and Noah Castronova. 
Private services were held and interment took place at Resurrection Cemetery. 
There will be a Memorial Mass at a later date. The family would like to thank all the 
staff at Omni Manor for their loving and compassionate care. The family requests 
memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer Network, 4214 Market Street, PO 
Box 3383, Youngstown, Ohio 44513.

Wednesday April 15, 2020

Obituary
BOARDMAN-George Watson, 88, passed away Monday evening, April 13, 2020 at 
his residence. He was born June 12, 1931 in Youngstown, a son of George and 
Doris N. (Crockett) Watson, Sr. Bud was employed as an inspector on the assembly 
line at the final inspection at General Motors-Lordstown Complex for 22 years, 
retiring in 1988. He was a 1949 graduate of Poland Seminary High School. Bud was 
of the Christian Faith and had been a member of First Federated, Pleasant Valley 
and YBC/Crossroads Churches. He was also a member of U.A.W. Local No. 1112 
and the Steel Valley Squares, and attended the GM Lordstown Men’s Retirement 
Breakfast. Bud was a member of AA for 34 years. He was a volunteer at St. 
Elizabeth Hospital. Bud loved to supe-up his vehicles, from T-Bucket down to 
adding an engine to his bicycle. He was an avid hunter since the age of ten. Bud 
would look forward all year long to the Canfield Fair and he loved boating and water 
skiing. Bud was a wonderful Historian. Bud’s first wife of 40 years, the former 
Doloris M. “Doe” Kaltenbaugh, whom he married in 1952, died in 1992. His second 
wife, the former Lillian R. Huskins, whom he married in 1993, died in 2018. Bud is 
survived by his daughters, Deborah L. Watson of Boardman and Kimberly A. (John 
T.) MacPherson Klein of Leetonia; his grandchildren, Denia (Joshua) Wolsonovich 
Hibbard, Nicholas M. Wolsonovich (Caitlyn Egan), Timothy G. Klein and Melody C. 
(James) Klein FitzSimmons; 7 great-grandchildren; and his former son-in-law, 
Nicholas P. Wolsonovich of Austintown. Besides his parents and his first wife and 
second wife, Bud was preceded in death by his son, Robert R. Watson and his 
brother, William Lee Watson. Private family Services will be held at a later date. 
Memorial contributions in Bud’s name may be given to Alcoholics Anonymous, 527 
N. Meridian Rd. Yo., OH 44509; Rescue Mission of Mahoning Valley, 962 Martin 
Luther King Jr. Blvd. Yo., OH 44510 or to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St. Yo., 
OH 44512.

Wednesday April 15, 2020

Obituary
GREENFORD - Barbara J. (Fowler) Knopp, age 91 died Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 
Briarfield Manor in Austintown. She was born November 27, 1928 in Goshen 
Township, daughter of the late John Franklin and Rilda E. (Leyman) Fowler.

Barbara had worked at First National Bank in the mortgage and loan department for 
48 years, retiring in 1984. She was life-time resident of this area and a 1946 
graduate of Goshen High School. Barbara formerly attended Real Life Assembly of 
God Church and was a Sunday school teacher, choir member and participated in 
various church activities. She most recently attended First Friends Church.

Her second husband, Edward Sakley whom she married September 27, 1998 
preceded her in death June 5, 2017 and her first husband, John “Bud” Knopp whom 
she married August 27, 1950 preceded her in death May 31, 1994.

Survivors include a son, Thomas (Debbie) Knopp of Salem: a brother, Barry Fowler 
of Salem; and three grandchildren, Niki, Kasey and Shawn.

Besides her parents and husbands, five brothers, Howard, Gerald, Robert, John 
and David Fowler and two sisters, Naomi Goodman and Maribelle Barth also 
preceded her in death.

A private family service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 17, 2020 at Stark 
Memorial with Pastor Pete Fowler officiating. There will be a live stream of the 
service on the funeral home Facebook page for those who are unable to attend. 
Burial will be held at Washingtonville Cemetery.

During this difficult time of private services, you may show your support by joining 
the “Hugs from Home” program where your message will be attached to a balloon in 
the chapel to remind the family of your love and support at 
www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home.

Tuesday April 14, 2020

Obituary
Wendy Zocolo, 53, passed away Thursday morning, April 9, 2020 at her home. 
Wendy was born July 29, 1966 in Salem, the daughter of Andrew David Jones and 
Sherrill Ann Wisser. She was a member of the Presbyterian faith. Her hobbies 
included fishing, camping, and riding. She was an avid Cleveland Browns fan, but 
most importantly Wendy loved spending time with her family, especially her 
grandchildren. Beisdes her parents Andrew and Sherrill, Wendy leaves her husband 
Mark William Zocolo whom she married April 16, 2011, one daughter, Taylor (Earl) 
Baker Neff, four sons, Alexander Baker, Anthony (Maranda) Zocolo, Andrew Zocolo 
and Michael Welce, three grandchildren, Luke Neff, Ryan Baker, and Bennett 
Zocolo, and one sister Elizabeth Jones Crawford. Wendy was preceded in death by 
her paternal grandparents, Leonard M. and Margaret B. Jones and her maternal 
grandparents, Frank and Inez Derr Wisser. Private services were held. 
Arrangements were entrusted to the Lane Funeral Home Austintown Chapel.

Tuesday April 14, 2020

Obituary
William E. Ferguson, 93, passed away on April 8, 2020 at Windsor House of 
Champion. A lifelong resident of Youngstown, William was born on September 3, 
1926, the son of Henry E. and Frances M. Metzler Ferguson. 
William was employed by LTV Steel for 30 years as an Electrician and later an 
Electrical Supervisor where he was known for working with his crew. He was the 
owner of an electrical business for many years serving family and friends with his 
expertise and willingness to help at a moment's notice. At home when doing odd 
jobs he always had his Big Band music playing. He was an avid coin collector and 
keeper of his family history. He proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. 
Army during World War II at Pearl Harbor. William was an active member of FVW 
Post 4237 and regularly donated to many charities. 
He will be missed by his children Carol (Steve) Mancini, Susan (George) Prenatt, 
William (LeeAnn) Ferguson Jr., Lloyd Caves and Dianne Carman. Also surviving are 
numerous grandchildren, great­grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. 
William was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Delores Yeckel Ferguson 
whom he married September 2, 1950, a daughter Francine Thompson, his siblings 
Albert Ferguson, Allen Ferguson and Naomi Hart and his grandson John Patros. 
A celebration of William's life with a full Honor Guard will be held at a later date. 
His daughter Dianne, with whom he made his home two years prior to entering 
Memory Care wishes to express her gratitude to everyone involved with his care 
and comfort at Windsor House of Champion and CrossroadsHospice for providing 
compassionate care and dignity at the hour of his passing. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer's 
Association, 3711 Starr Centre Drive, #4, Canfield, Ohio 44406. 
Please visit www.lanefuneralhomes. com to leave condolences to the family.

Tuesday April 14, 2020

Obituary
Brian William Johns, 59, passed away early Sunday morning, April 12, 2020 at St. 
Elizabeth Hospital in Boardman. Brian was born January 15, 1961 in Youngstown 
the son of the late Eugene E. Johns and Jean E. (Solmen) Alexander. Brian loved 
his family and was so proud of them. He had a great love for music, especially 
classic rock. He was also an avid fan of the Cleveland Browns. He had a funny 
sense of humor and an infectious laugh. He will be missed so much by those who 
knew him. Brian is survived by his mother Jean and his second father, William E. 
Alexander Sr. who raised him. He also leaves two brothers, William Alexander Jr. 
and Michael (Ashley) Alexander and one sister Heather (Kevin) Sferra, as well as 
many nieces and nephews that he loved so much. In addition to his father Eugene, 
Brian was preceded in death by his brother Bruce A. Johns, his maternal 
grandparents Michael and Vera (Charlton) Solmen and paternal grandparents 
Clifford and Genevieve Johns. The family would like to thank the staff at Glenellen 
Assisted Living where he made his home and also Dr. Vrable for his years of care. 
There are not services scheduled at this time for Brian.

Tuesday April 14, 2020

Obituary
CORTLAND- Becky Zenko, age 78, passed away March 30, 2020. Becky was born 
September 4, 1941 in Youngstown to the late Frank and Anne Hribko. She was a 
1959 graduate of Boardman High School. 
Becky and Alex and their children lived in South Florida for over 30 years where she 
worked as a beautician. 
She was a member of St. Mark’s Orthodox Church in Liberty. 
Becky is survived by her husband of 53 years, Alexander Zenko; her children, Frank 
(Catherine) Zenko and Stephanie (Jeremy) Graeber; five grandchildren, Tyler 
Zenko, Spencer Zenko, Olivia Graeber, Jenna Graeber, and Jackson Graeber. 
A private funeral service will be held at St. Mark’s Orthodox Church with Becky’s 
family. Interment in Belmont Park Cemetery. 
Arrangements entrusted to Lane Funeral Homes, Niles Chapel. Visit 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com to share memories and condolences with Becky’s 
family

Tuesday April 14, 2020

Obituary
HOWLAND- Thelma Petricini, age 90, passed away Sunday, April 12, 2020 at 
Shepherd of the Valley in Howland. 
Thelma was born December 30, 1929 in Niles, Ohio to the late Bannie and Lula 
Adkins. She was a graduate of Niles High School. 
Thelma was a proud homemaker. She loved to do crafts, and enjoyed all types of 
flowers and plants. Thelma enjoyed going to casinos and traveling. Thelma gave 
selflessly of her time volunteering for various organizations including the VFW and 
disabled children. 
Thelma was a member of Liberty Bible Church. 
Besides her parents, Thelma is preceded in death by her husband, Anthony Joseph 
Petricini, and nine siblings. 
Thelma is survived by her daughter Carolyn Solakakis, her son Jerry (Julie) 
Petricini; three grandchildren, Angella Solakakis-McMath, John A. Solakakis, and 
Anthony Petricini; five great-grandchildren, Brianna, Courtney, Sydney, John, and 
Taylor; and three great-great grandchildren. 
Funeral services are private. Interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery. 
Arrangements entrusted to Lane Funeral Homes, Madasz Chapel. Visit 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com to share memories and condolences with Thelma’s 
family.

Tuesday April 14, 2020

Obituary
MASURY- Catherine Louise Padovich, age 92, passed away Sunday, April 12, 2020 
at O’Brien Memorial Nursing Home. 
Catherine was born July 21, 1927 in Bentleyville, Pennsylvania to the late Daniel 
and Sophie Besedick. 
She was a member of St. Bernedette Catholic Church. 
Catherine enjoyed sewing and crocheting, she was also very proficient in 
dressmaking and tailoring. 
Besides her parents, Catherine is preceded in death by her beloved husband 
Thomas M. Padovich, four brothers, David, Nicholas, Andy, and Emil; two sisters, 
Judy Schemoney and Mildred Perchensky. 
Catherine is survived by her son George (Gerrie) Padovich, her three daughters, 
Karen Kotick, Patricia Padovich, and Joann (Sean) McGuiness; a granddaughter 
Gina Marie (Shawn) Kief. 
Funeral services for Catherine are private, Interment will be in Brookfield Cemetery. 
A public memorial service for family and friends will be held at a later date. 
Visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to share memories and condolences

Tuesday April 14, 2020

MARK'S OBITUARY
Mark Anthony Swinehart 51, of Columbiana, died at 9:35 pm Sunday, April 5, 2020, 
at Salem Regional Medical Center.
 
He was born on February 4, 1969, in Salem, the son of the late Vernon and Wanda 
(Brown) Swinehart.
 
He was a machinist in several area shops.
 
He is survived by his children; Travis Swinehart of Columbiana and Ciarra 
Swinehart (and mother of his daughter Maggie Lower) of Columbiana, siblings; 
Cindy Melott of Rogers and Mike Smith of South Carolina.
 
In addition to his parents Vernon Earl Swinehart and Wanda Jean (Brown) Keats-
Swinehart-Haney, he was preceded in death by his wife, Tracy (Crawford) 
Swinehart, siblings; Donna Aultman, Larry Keats, Gary Keats, and Craig Swinehart.
 

Tuesday April 14, 2020

Obituary
Steven Armentrout, age 56, passed away April 12, 2020 of a sudden illness. He was 
born December 29,1963 to David and Monica (Ellsworth) Armentrout. Per his 
request private cremation will take place and no public services will be held at this 
time. Friends and family may share their online condolences  at 
www.deansfuneralhome.com. Services are entrusted to Dean's Funeral Home 
Sebring, Ohio.

Monday April 13, 2020

Obituary
Ismael Colon Cruz, 82, passed away Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at his home with his 
family by his side. He was born November 29, 1937 in Coamo, Puerto Rico, the son 
of the late Eduardo Colon Y Rivera and Dominga Cruz De Colon. Ismael came to 
Ohio at a young age. He worked for Lake County Nursery as a nursery worker until 
his retirement. Ismael enjoyed fishing and spending time with family .He leaves his 
wife of 50 years, the former Penny DeVan, a daughter Tina (Phil) Placko of 
Struthers, a son Robert DeVan of West Virginia several grandchildren and great 
grandchildren. Following Ismael’s wishes there are no calling hours or services. A 
celebration of his life will be held at a later date.

Monday April 13, 2020

Obituary
Mark S. Eckert, 61 

Mark S. Eckert, 61 of Canfield passed away Sunday, March 29th at Cleveland 
Clinic. Mark was born December 16, 1958, a son of Melvin and Margaret (Wright) 
Eckert. Mark was a lifelong area resident who graduated from Austintown Fitch in 
1977 and attended Youngstown State University for Business Administration and 
Biology. Mark worked for the family business, Eckert’s Interiors as Vice President for 
35 years. Eckert’s was in business for nearly 100 years before closing in 2010. 

After the closing of Eckert’s Interiors, Mark went on to work at the Vindicator 
heading up their digital sales department and then worked for an online publication 
as a Sales Executive. Besides his father Melvin Eckert, he leaves his wife of 40 
years, the former Susan Copp, his children Zachary and Kelsey, and his sister, 
Michele (Jim) Dunn. Mark was preceded in death by his mother, Margaret “Peggie” 
and daughter, Rachael Suzanne. 

Due to current circumstances around social distancing, there will be private services 
for the family. A public celebration of Mark’s life will be planned for a later date. 
Details will be announced later this year. Friends and family may view this obituary 
and give their condolences at www.lanefuneralhomes.com

Monday April 13, 2020

Obituary
Catherine E. Smith, age 83, of Canton, OH passed away Saturday, April 11, 2020. 
She was born June 21, 1936 in Hayesville, N. Carolina to the late Edd and Flora 
Davenport. She was a member of the Nazarene Church. She had worked for 
Kidwatch in Louisville and Green Farms Country Market in East Canton.

Catherine was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Smith in 1993, her 
parents, three sisters and six brothers. She is survived by her daughter, Kimberly 
(Stephen) Craver, two sons, David and Randy Smith, a sister, Mabel Maney, six 
grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A private family graveside funeral service will be in Union Cemetery, Louisville, OH 
where Catherine will be laid to rest beside her husband. A memorial service is being 
planned for a future date.

                                      Stier-Israel Funeral Home       

Monday April 13, 2020

Obituary
Washingtonville - Robert M. Linn 70, of Washingtonville, died on Sunday, April 12, 
2020 at his home following a long illness.

He was born on May 25, 1949 in Salem, OH, son of the late Mearle and Mary Edith 
Stirling Linn and had lived in the area all of his life.

Mr. Linn had been employed as a welder at NRM in Leetonia and later at Specialty 
Fab in North Lima, retiring in 2011.  He served in the US Army during Vietnam War.  
He was a member of York Drexler Post 5532 VFW, Washingtonville.

His wife, Nancy Jean Tharp Linn, whom he married on February 26, 1972, preceded 
him in death on November 29, 2012.

Survivors include a son, Jason (Jennifer) Linn of Salem, OH; a daughter, Kelli Linn 
of Middlefield, OH; a sister, Joyce (Jack) Bruderly of Salem, OH; and a nephew, Jeff 
Bruderly of Cortland.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, private services will be held and burial will take 
place in Washingtonville Cemetery.  A Celebration of Bob’s life will be held at a later 
date.

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

Monday April 13, 2020

Obituary
Robert J. Beard, age 73, of North Canton, OH passed away Monday, April 13, 2020. 
He was born December 1, 1946 in Canton, OH to the late Paul and Lucille 
(Brubaugh) Beard. Bob was retired from the Chrysler Corp. He is survived by his 
wife of 45 years, Elaine (Shearer) Beard; daughter, Carrie (Marc) Els; son, Michael 
(Stacey) Beard; brother, David Beard and seven grandchildren.

A private graveside service will be held in Liberty Cemetery. Online condolences 
may be left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

                                      Stier-Israel Funeral Home    

Monday April 13, 2020

Obituary
Jeanette M. Rufo, age 79, of Alliance, passed away at 12:30 p.m., April 10, 2020 in 
her home.

She was born May 10, 1940 in Providence, Rhode Island to Luigi Rufo and Rose 
(Borrelli) Rufo Malinowski.

  A 1959 graduate of Alliance High School, Jeanette worked in the office at Alliance 
Manufacturing, (Genie) for 22 years.  She also worked at Alliance High School as a 
cook and then as a custodian.

 She was a member of the Alliance Senior Center, AARP, and Cook Retirees.

  Jeanette was loved very much by her family and friends. She will be missed very 
much by them all.

  Survivors include her sister, Dorothy (Rufo) Young, brother-in-law, Mel Young; 
nephews Mark Young and Michael Young; nieces Amy Heacock (fiancé Shon 
Howard), and Melanie (Heacock) Smith; great-niece/granddaughter , Milana 
Howard; great nephew, Aaron Aebi: many cousins in Rhode Island; and many 
friends in Ohio.

  She was preceded in death by her parents, step-father, Joseph Malinowski, and 
sister, Rosalie (Rufo) Heacock.

  A Memorial Service to celebrate Jeanette’s life will be held at a later date, with 
entombment at Highland Memorial Park.

  Memorial Contributions may be made to Mercy Hospice, 4369 Whipple Ave., 
Canton, Ohio 44718, or the American Cancer Society, 525 N. Broad St., Canfield, 
Ohio 44406.

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


Saturday April 11, 2020

Obituary
James N. Duncan, 89, passed away Sunday April 5, 2020 at Hospice House after a 
brief illness. Born July 27, 1930 in Tulsa, OK, James was the son of Noble and Ida 
(Bruton) Duncan. 

Jim grew up in Missouri and on September 2, 1950 married the love of his life, Mary 
Jane Green. He enlisted in the Navy and served during the Korean War. Jim and 
Mary Jane created a loving family and moved from Michigan to Ohio in 1965 where 
Jim continued building his career at General Motors in Lordstown. He retired in 
1988 as a supervisor at the plant. 

Jim was deeply committed to his family and his Canfield community. When his 
children were young, he was very involved in the Canfield Baseball League and the 
4th of July committee. After his retirement, his mission became helping others. He 
was actively involved in the Canfield United Methodist Church, Canfield Lions Club 
and Feed the Hungry. Jim affectionately called Jane his “right hand” and together 
they spent countless hours helping at the town’s fireworks, craft shows and fish 
dinners. 


Jim was preceded in death by his sisters, Ona Gamble and Rose Marie Garner as 
well as his wife Mary Jane, who passed away January 11, 2020. 

Jim will be deeply missed by his son, Mike Duncan and daughter-in-law, Chris of 
Cleveland; his daughter, Lisa Mason and son-in-law, Jeff of Canfield; his daughter, 
Suzanne Stahl and son-in-law, Keith of New Hampshire. 
He also leaves behind Denise Koenig and Scott Hathaway of Cleveland. Jim was a 
“pappaw” to 9 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren as well as nieces and nephews. 

A memorial service celebrating Jim’s life will be held at a later date. Friends and 
family may view this obituary and give their condolences at 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com. 

In lieu of flowers, please donate to Canfield Lions Club, PO Box103, Canfield, OH. 
44406

Saturday April 11, 2020

Obituary
James Joseph Hartshorn, age 76, of Canfield died peacefully at home on Monday, 
April 7, 2020, following a courageous battle with esophageal cancer. 
Jim was born in New Castle, Pennsylvania on July 22, 1943, the son of the late 
James Joseph Hartshorn, Sr. and Eleanor (Clark) Jenkins. 
Jim was a graduate of East Palestine High School where he enjoyed great success 
as a basketball player and received state honors. He was awarded an athletic 
scholarship to Youngstown State College and graduated with a degree in physical 
education. He continued his education at Kent State University where he earned a 
degree in industrial technology. Jim began his teaching and coaching career at 
Springfield Local High School and enjoyed another 28 years at Canfield High 
School (CHS) where he taught industrial technology, architectural drawing, and 
computer aided design (CAD). He also coached varsity boys’ basketball, track, and 
golf. He was proud of having two teams qualify for the state golf tournament. 
Jim was always eager to learn new things and embrace technology. He designed 
and built the tech lab at CHS and students in his classes were the first to use 
computers in the district. The tech lab was the first of its kind in the state and among 
the first in the country. It became a showcase for technology design and brought 
educators and industry leaders from across the state, nation, and world to tour the 
innovative space. A construction course he taught resulted in students submitting 
the first ever CAD building plans to the Mahoning County Inspection Department. 
Continuing to innovate, Jim introduced students to cellular manufacturing, 
combining AutoCAD designs, manufacturing, marketing, and sales, which enabled 
students to participate in the entire manufacturing cycle. Jim also started the 
J.E.T.S. club at CHS to provide additional experiential learning opportunities for 
students. 
Known for his boundless energy and tireless work ethic, Jim always held a second 
job. He worked in security at the General Motors plant in Lordstown for two 
summers and painted at the Villa Maria Convent for 13 summers. He served as the 
Clerk of the Works for the construction of the Columbiana High School and Middle 
School, and was the general contractor for familiar buildings in Canfield, including A 
La Cart Catering, an addition to Whitehouse Fruit Farm, and over a dozen other 
commercial and residential properties in Mahoning and Trumbull counties. Upon 
retiring from teaching, Jim continued his passion for woodworking. What started as 
a fundraising project to support the industrial technology program at CHS resulted in 
a lifelong relationship with his friends at Baird Brothers Fine Hardwoods. Jim 
designed and manufactured many of the specialty products for Baird Brothers for 
over 20 years. 
Jim enjoyed a good round of golf and was thrilled to achieve a hole-in-one. Always 
the competitor, he was honored to win the Senior Championship tournament at 
Youngstown Country Club where he was a member. He also enjoyed golf leagues at 
Mill Creek Park and YCC, as well as golf trips with his family and friends. 
Jim derived his greatest joy in spending time with his children and grandchildren. He 
was their constant coach, biggest supporter, and most devoted fan. He could always 
be counted on for a pep talk and a hug. 
Jim is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 54 years, Louise (Whitehead) 
Hartshorn, whom he married on May 29, 1965; two children Lance (Kristin) 
Hartshorn and Lana (Mark) Whitehead, both of Canfield. Nine grandchildren mourn 
the loss of their beloved Papa: Emma, Kate, and James Hartshorn and Zachary, 
Quinn, Lynnae, Paul, Nathan, and Sean Whitehead. Jim leaves behind two sisters, 
Mary Louise Dicken of Columbiana and Bette Hoopes of Warren. He is preceded in 
death by his sister, Linda Rukenbrod. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the family will hold a memorial service at a later 
date. 
In lieu of flowers, the family would be grateful for monetary donations to St. Jude 
Children’s Hospital or a donation of blood to your local blood bank.

Saturday April 11, 2020

Obituary
Carol Jean Manning, 65, passed away early Monday evening, April 6, 2020 at 
Caprice Health Care Center. Carol was born June 9, 1954 in Youngstown the 
daughter of the late William and Martha (Hack) Cupp. She was a graduate of 
Chaney High School, class of 1972 and graduated from Choffin Career Center in 
1975 with a degree in nursing. Carol was an LPN with St. Elizabeth Hospital for 
many years and also multiple nursing homes in Mahoning county. Carol took great 
pride in being a nurse. She cared for her patients and residents like they were her 
own loved one. Carol enjoyed inviting friends and family over whether it was to 
watch the Steelers play on Sundays or cookouts in the summer. Her husband 
James Edward Manning, whom she married April 19, 1975, passed away February 
15, 2020. Carol leaves two children, Kelley Manning and Rick Manning both of 
Austintown, her beloved granddaughter Aveleen, four brothers, Joseph Cupp, Bill 
(Terri) Cupp, Rich Cupp, and James Cupp, five sisters Marcia (Don) Brunetti, Elaine 
(Ken) Linden, Jeanette Jaffee, Lorraine (Larry) Sebben, and Sue Lipovich, one 
sister-in-law, Deborah Bish, as well as several nieces and nephews. Besides her 
parents and husband, Carol was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Jane 
Jankowski, and Catherine Cupp, as well as a niece Christina Bish. A memorial 
service celebrating Carol’s life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family 
request donations be made to help with funeral expenses. The family would like to 
give a special thanks to Caprice Health Center and Crossroads Hospice for taking 
great care of Carol in her time of need.

Saturday April 11, 2020

Obituary
David M. Conkey, 51, passed away Sunday afternoon, March 29, 2020 at Mercy 
Health St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital. 
David was born in Columbus, Ohio on July 11, 1968, the son of Lewis and Judith 
(Johnson) Conkey. He was a 1986 Bishop Ready High School graduate and went 
on to attend Columbus State Community College. David moved to Austintown in 
2006 to marry the love of his life, Karen (Daff) Conkey. 
David was in the gasoline industry for over 30 years starting at Reliable Oil and 
continuing on with Bazel Oil Company, Petro-Com Corp., Sheetz Inc. and was 
currently employed as a service technician for Bolger Brothers, Inc., out of Altoona 
PA. He was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Austintown for the 
past 15 years, the (NHRA) National Hot Rod Association, and (IHRA) International 
Hot Rod Association for numerous years. 
David truly lived for his family and was the most devoted husband, son, brother, 
uncle, nephew, cousin, and friend. Whether you called him “Dave,” “Uncle Dude,” 
“Big Dave,” “Big Dog,” “Big D,” or “Conkey” know that he loved you with all his heart. 
He enjoyed working on and drag racing his Camaros and Chevelles through the 
years, boating and fishing at Lake Erie, and vacationing with his wife at the beach. 
Most of all, having a good time with his family and friends was a priority. 
David leaves behind his wife Karen (Daff) Conkey who he married on June 17, 
2006; a sister Kelley Billups (Don) of Columbus, OH; a sister-in-law, Donna Hillen 
(Gary) of Macedonia, OH; a brother-in-law Richard Daff (Julie) of Aurora, OH; six 
nieces and a nephew, Katie, Emily, and Megan Garbrandt, Karlie and Drew Daff and 
Kayla and Savannah Barko. David also left behind his parents Lewis and Judith 
(Johnson) Conkey who followed him in death on March 31, 2020. 
David was preceded in death by his grandparents William and Harriet (Roper) 
Johnson and Lewis and Edith (Hashman) Conkey. 
A Memorial Service and Celebration of David’s life will take place at a later date. 
David’s final resting place will be at Resurrection Cemetery in Austintown, OH. 
Family and friends are encouraged to express their thoughts of sympathy at 
lanefuneralhomes.com. 
In lieu of flowers or memorial trees, the family requests that monetary donations in 
David’s memory be made to The Walnut Grove - A Field of Opportunity, P.O. Box 
674 Canfield, OH 44406.

Saturday April 11, 2020

Obituary
Niles - David Lyman Stanton, 71, passed away at home on Wednesday April 8, 
2020. David was born and grew up in Port Clinton, Ohio. He was the son of David 
Henry Stanton and Katharine Freeman Stanton. He graduated in 1967 from Port 
Clinton High School. Following high school he attended Westminster College, New 
Wilmington, PA , where he met his future wife Marilyn Stiver Stanton in the first 
week of school and graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology. 
He worked several different places over the years including a salesman for the C.H. 
Stiver Company & store manager/ sales for Custom Sound Co., Sound Choice & 
Unlimited Electronics. He installed some of the first small satellite dishes in Trumbull 
Co. 
He decided to change careers and became an LPN graduating in 2001 from Choffin 
School of Practical Nursing. He went to work at Horizon Village, now Signature 
Health Care, where he was able to use his psychology background to care for his 
residents. He retired in 2015. 
He was a former elder and trustee at Howland Community Church. And most 
recently attended and volunteered at New Hope United Methodist Church. 
He enjoyed golfing with his son. He loved Lake Erie and spending time at their 
Cottage on Lake Erie. What he loved most was spending time with his 
grandchildren. 
He is survived by his wife Marilyn, sister Nancy (Alan) Minard, 3 children Amy (Nick) 
Haddad, Megan (Kris) McKenzie and Tyler (Melissa) Stanton and four grandchildren 
Julia, Andrew & Ella Stanton and Alexandria Haddad, plus several sister and 
brother-in-laws, nieces, nephews and cousins. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Kathy DeRensis, his mother-in-
law Elma Stiver and sister-in-law Linda Meardith. 
No services are being held at this time.

Saturday April 11, 2020

Obituary
Nancy L. Schrader, 72, of Austintown passed away Thursday, April 9, 2020 at her 
home. Nancy was born February 11, 1948 in Youngstown, the daughter of the late 
David G. and Betty L. (Davis) Harris. She was a graduate of Canfield High School, 
class of 1966. Nancy retired in 2007 from AAA where she was a clerk. Nancy had 
also worked for Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Key Executive Services. She 
was a member of Austintown Community Church where she was very active. He 
husband John R. Schrader, whom she married February 12, 1972, passed away in 
January of 2007. Nancy leaves her daughter Kerri Schrader of Austintown, two 
grandchildren, Summer Tarr and her fiancé Michael Benchwick, and Kendall Tarr as 
well as her sisters-in-law, Barbara Sherock and Janet Taylor, along with several 
nieces and nephews. Nancy was preceded in death by her parents and her 
husband. 
A memorial service celebrating Nancy’s life will be held at a later date. 
Family and friends may view this obituary and send condolences at 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com

Saturday April 11, 2020

Obituary
Russell Anthony Pallotta Sr., 70, passed away Thursday, April 9, 2020 at St. 
Elizabeth Hospital. Russell was born March 30, 1950 in Youngstown, the son of 
Kenneth E. Sr. and Roberta (Goss) Pallotta. Russell retired as a Fleet Maintenance 
Supervisor after more than 30 years of service. He was also a patrolman with the 
Austintown Police Department. He was a member of the Catholic faith. Russell 
loved working on cars and spending time with his grandchildren. He leaves his wife, 
the former Linda L. Ortz whom he married August 4, 1969. Russell and Linda 
celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary on August 4, 2019. He also leaves two 
children, Shelley L. (Bill) Barickman and Russell A. (Susie) Pallotta Jr., four 
grandchildren, Tiffany Lynn Barickman and her fiancé Joe, Alicia Marie Bliese, 
Cariey Jo Barickman and Logan William Barickman, as well as one brother, 
Kenneth E. (Patty) Pallotta Jr. and one sister, Linda A. (Tom) Blackann, a sister-in-
law Robin (Michael) Ortz Durda and several nieces and nephews. Besides his 
parents, Russell was preceded in death by his step father, Bill Christie, his in-laws, 
Joseph L. and Virginia Ortz, and a brother-in-law Larry T. Ortz. Due to the recent 
health situation private services will be held at 11:30 AM Tuesday at the Lane 
Funeral Home.

Friday April 10, 2020

Obituary
Doris Jean Reid passed away Wednesday evening April 8, 2020 and is now present 
with the Lord. Doris "Jean" Reid was born March 19, 1925 in Youngstown, Ohio. 
Jean graduated from South High School in 1943. She was an only child. She was 
the daughter of Dorothy Jean Lighthizer and Dr. Robert G. Mossman. Jean was 
raised by her parents Bert D. and Dorothy (Lighthizer) Gamble. Jean had worked 3 
years at Strouss-Hirshberg and 2 years at Dollar Bank. Jean started selling Avon in 
1961 door to door and on April 1, 2011 was honored at a dinner of 200 women for 
selling Avon 50 years. In recognition of her dedicated service, she was inducted into 
Avon's Lifetime President's Club. She had earned 34 Mrs. Albee Award figurines 
(since 1978) for high sales. She was also awarded 2-Spirit of Avon award. Many of 
her customers became dear friends to her thru the years. Jean married Daniel M. 
Reid of Youngstown, on August 31, 1946, and were blessed with 50 years of 
marriage until his passing July 22, 1996. Jean and Danny made their home in 
Liberty Township in 1949. Danny was a Staff Sergeant in WWII. He was part of the 
3937th Quartermaster Gasoline Supply Company, attached to General George 
Patton's U.S. Third Army in France and Germany after the Allied invasion of 
Normandy in June 1944. Jean is a member of the Churchill United Methodist 
Church in Liberty. She was an active member of the Commercial Shearing "Soar" 
Retirees. She loved playing the organ and piano. She loved collecting porcelain 
dolls and figurines. She was extremely interested in family history and genealogy 
and delighted in talking about recollections of her past with her family. She was a 
direct descendant of Lt. James Williamson, a Revolutionary War officer in the 7th PA 
Regiment Continental Line. Lt. Williamson was personally appointed by General 
George Washington in February 1778, while at Valley Forge, with the task of 
recruiting in Cumberland Co. PA to bolster the Continental Line. There will be no 
calling hours at the Lane Funeral Home of Austintown. Funeral arrangements will be 
limited to the immediate family in compliance with pandemic guidelines. Jean's 
interment will be at Lake Park Cemetery, Youngstown on Saturday April 11. Jean 
was a loving mother and will be sorely missed by family and friends. She leaves 
behind her 3 children, Ronald (Jan) of Newton Falls, Robert (Eva) of Baltimore Ohio 
and Diana (Randy) Gains of Youngstown, eight grandchildren, 10 great 
grandchildren and a great-great grandson. The family offers its heartfelt gratitude to 
Hospice of the Valley of Youngstown and Humility of Austintown for their wonderful 
loving care.

Friday April 10, 2020

Obituary
Robert T Campana, 89 

Robert T Campana, 89 of Youngstown died early Wednesday morning at St. 
Elizabeth Hospital, Boardman. Robert was born November 25, 1930 in Youngstown, 
a son of the late Loreto and Onorina Campana. Robert served in the U.S. Army and 
had been truck driver for Gateway Transpotation/Maislin for 30 years and St 
Johnsbury for another 14 years before retiring in 1993. He was a member of St. 
Michael church and life long member of the Teamsters union. Robert was a person 
who was always ready to lend a hand to anyone that needed help, family, friends 
and neighbors. He was affectionately known as "The Mayor of Berkshire" by many 
of his neighbors where he lived. He also loved to dance. You couldn't keep him off 
the dance floor at parties and weddings. Robert leaves his wife, the former Regina 
C. Buser whom he married July 16, 1953. He also leaves two sons, David (Mary 
Ellen) Campana of Canfield, Mark (Sue) Campana of Millville Minnesota, and one 
daughter, Loreta (Robert) Lape of Boardman. He will also be missed by his 16 
grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.Robert also leaves his sister, Ann Soich 
of Youngstown.Besides his parents, Robert was preceded in death by a brother 
John Campana and a sister, Dora Wielbruda. Private services were held for the 
family. A memorial mass will be held at a later date.

Friday April 10, 2020

Obituary
Cortland - Robert Hayes Jones, 92, passed away April 9, 2020 at O’Brien Memorial 
Health Care Center in Masury. The youngest son of Edward Hayes Jones and 
Loveilla Parsonson Jones, he was a lifetime resident of Howland. He attended 
Howland Local Schools and served in the U.S. Army from October of 1954 to 
September of 1956. He married Ruth Lorraine Murray on April 12, 1957 and they 
shared 46 years together. 
He was a 69 year member of the Operative Plasterers and Cement Masons Union 
and served as president of the local in Warren. 
Bob enjoyed planting a large vegetable garden and farmed with his brother Jack for 
many years. He planted more tomatoes and zucchini and corn than he needed to 
and shared the bounty with his family. His large rhubarb patch provided enough for 
Fowler United Methodist Church to make pies for a year. 
Bob was a dedicated caregiver, taking care of his parents as they aged, as well as 
his brother Casey and his sister Madeleine. He was especially dedicated to his wife, 
Ruth, as she battled breast cancer until she passed in 2003. 
He is survived by his children John (Diane) Jones, Nelson (April) Jones, and Jean 
Jones Welsh, and his grandchildren Andrew, Sarah, Jacob, and Margaret Welsh of 
whom he was very proud of. 
He is preceded in death by his parents, his loving wife, four brothers Caleb (Casey), 
Almus (Al), John (Jack) and Howard (Ben) and his sister Madeleine (Moody) 
No calling hours are planned at this time.

Friday April 10, 2020

Obituary
COLUMBIANA – Walter A. Burkey, age 87 died Friday, April 10, 2020 at Briar Hill 
Nursing Home in Middlefield. He was born April 3, 1933 in Columbiana, son of the 
late Hurlen and Myrtle (Bartholomew) Burkey.

Walter was a graduate of Fairfield High School and graduate of Youngstown State 
University. He served in the United States Army, receiving the National Defense 
Good Conduct Service Medal. Walter worked as a machinist at Coe Manufacturing 
for nine years and Wean United Engineering for 30 years. He was a member of 
Grace Church of Columbiana and a life-member of Salem Hunting Club. Walter 
enjoyed hunting, target shooting and reloading gun shells in his past time. He was 
an avid reader and could discuss any subject.

Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Betty R. (Collette) Burkey of Columbiana 
whom he married June 18, 1954; two sons, Randall M. (Carol) Burkey of Niles and 
Brian H. (Trish) Burkey of Chardon and several step-grandchildren.

Besides his parents, two infant sons, a brother, Robert Burkey and three sisters, 
Esther Fisher, Margaret Klepfer and Erma Kyser also preceded him in death.

A private family service will be held at Stark Memorial. Burial will be at Columbiana 
Cemetery.

During this difficult time of private services, you may show your support by joining 
the “Hugs from Home” program where your message will be attached to a balloon in 
the chapel to remind the family of your love and support at 
www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home.

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

Friday April 10, 2020

Obituary
NEW GARDEN – Norman Greene, age 85 passed away peacefully Thursday, April 
9, 2020 surrounded by his family at his home of 62 years. He was born April 29, 
1934 in Sebring, son of the late Howard and Virginia (Casto) Greene.

Norman served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He was a 
truck driver for various companies for over 40 years. Norman was a member of New 
Alexander Christian Church, Teamsters Union and volunteered at United Local 
School as a tutor for 15 years. Norman enjoyed playing softball, golfing, spending 
time with family and vacationing. Norman’s true passion and joy was sharing the 
Gospel to people.

His wife, Wanda Mae (Minser) Greene whom he married December 8, 1952 
preceded him in death February 13, 2017.

Survivors include a son, Jay (Brenda) Greene of New Garden; three daughters, 
Norma Jean Hendricks of Missouri, Georgia Mae Greene of Austintown and Karla 
Calvinoaks of New Garden; 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and siblings, 
Bill (Linda) Greene of Stow, Alfred (Thelma Jean) Greene of Houston, TX, Melvin 
Greene of Mesa, AZ, Sue (Ernie) Zimmerman of East Canton, Georgeann 
Schlienkofer of Waco, TX, and Joe Metts of New Garden.

Besides his parents and wife, a great-granddaughter, Chelsea Furlong and a great-
grandson, Xavier Hendricks also preceded him in death.

A public memorial service will be held at a later date. A private burial will be held at 
Woodsdale Cemetery.

The family would like to thank Alliance Hospice for their kindness and 
compassionate care.

Memorial donations may be made to Alliance Hospice, 855 S. Sawburg Rd., 
Alliance, OH 44601 or Samaritan’s Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607 or 
www.samaritanspurse.org/donate.

During this difficult time of private services, you may show your support by joining 
the “Hugs from Home” program where your message will be attached to a balloon in 
the chapel to remind the family of your love and support at 
www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home.

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

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

Thursday April 09, 2020

Obituary
Patrick M. Sutliff, age 79 of Farmdale, passed away on April 8, 2020 at Cortland 
Healthcare Center. Pat was born on April 12, 1940 in Warren to Mearlin & Martha 
(Kincaid) Sutliff and was a lifelong resident of the area and graduated from 
Bristolville High School in 1958. 

On November 30, 1963, Pat was united in marriage to the former Virginia Bailey, 
who preceded in him death on April 23, 2011. 

Pat was a farmer. He spent over 20 years of his career working for William Rhodes. 
His love of farming went beyond the fields, and frequently found Pat tinkering with 
tractors. He was a longtime member of the Antique Tractor Club of Trumbull County. 

Patrick is survived by his daughter Jennifer Evvs, his granddaughters Hope, Melody, 
Jo Lynn and Miranda; several great-grandchildren; his brothers Fred, Frank and 
David Sutliff and his sisters: Sarah West, Susan Wildman, Kathleen Heidelberg, 
Diane Gill, Sharon Speith, Doris Knepper and June Wingfield as well as numerous 
other relatives. Besides his wife of 47 years, Patrick was preceded in death by his 
daughters Charlene and Wendy Sutliff and his sisters Bonnie Culp, Martha Everitt, 
Rose Marie Heitz, and Rebecca Lupco. 

Cremation has taken place and there are no formal services planned. 

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Thursday April 09, 2020

Obituary
Rolin David “Rollie” Baker, 69 

Rolin David Baker, A lifelong resident of the Mahoning Valley passed away March 
29, 2020 at St. Elizabeth’s hospital in Boardman. 
Rolin known as “Rollie” was born in Youngstown, June 14, 1950 to the late David S. 
and Thelma “Ruth” Baker. He graduated from Boardman High School in 1968. He 
went on to work for Schwebel’s Baking Company for thirty years and retired in 1999. 
He attended TDDS where he earned his CDL. He then went on to obtain his real 
estate license. He spent the next ten years selling real estate for Klacik Realty. He 
enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He loved working on projects 
around his home and watching his grandson play sports. 
Rollie is survived by his wife, former Beverly Kovach, of Canfield. They were 
married June 7, 1975; his two daughters, Amanda (Damian) Rudnytsky of 
McDonald, Holly (Brian Sweat) Baker of Canfield; three grandchildren, Trenton, 
Derek, and Nicholai. He also leaves his sister, Renee (Andy) Snyder of Hudson and 
his brother Rick (Maryann) Baker of Toms River, New Jersey along with several 
nieces and nephews. 
Private services will be held for the family. The Family requests material tributes in 
form of contributions to Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 550 N. Broad Street, Canfield 
Ohio 44406..

Thursday April 09, 2020

Obituary
Niles – Jason C. Wilson, 44, of Niles, OH passed away on Tuesday April 7, 2020 at 
his home surrounded by his loved ones. 
Jason was born on October 27, 1975 in Trumbull County, the son of James and 
Cheryl (Ady) Wilson. He married the love of his life, Monica Wilson, on June 19, 
2004. 
Jason was a wonderful son, son-in-law, father and husband. He was the epitome of 
a family man, coaching sports that his sons were in and being the handyman 
around the house. Jason was a hardworking man, always exceling in the workforce. 
He was an avid Steelers fan. He enjoyed fishing and collecting baseball and football 
cards. 
He will be deeply missed by his mother; his wife Monica; his children Zachary and 
Nathan; his brothers Jared Wilson and JJ (Kim) Wilson; nine nieces and nephews; 
and many more great-nieces and great-nephews. 
He is preceded in death by his father and his sister Kim Wilson. 
Private family visitation will be held on Monday April 13, 2020. 
Friends and family may send their heartfelt condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com

Thursday April 09, 2020

Obituary
Niles - Craig Jason (CJ) McCormick, 36, passed away at his home on April 7, 2020. 
Craig was born July 21, 1983 in Panama City, Florida, the son of Kathy McCormick. 
He was a 2001 graduate of Mineral Ridge High School. 
Craig was a passionate card player who had a dream of opening his own club. His 
dream became a reality in February with the opening of the Seven 21 Sports Club. 
He enjoyed all sports including the Pittsburg Steelers, in spite of his family’s 
objections. He also enjoyed bowling and threw a 300 game that won him the 
Trumbull County Junior Master Tournament. 
He will be deeply missed by his mom; his Granny and Papa, Sandra and David 
Pressell; his Uncle Jeff McCormick; his Auntie and Uncle, Lori and Paul Bates, as 
well as other aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. 
Craig lived life to the fullest. He leaves behind a legacy of love and laughter. He 
loved to be around people. His best times were making people laugh with his 
memorable storytelling. 
A private service is being held. In lieu of flowers, please spend time and laugh with 
those you love.

Thursday April 09, 2020

Obituary
Brian J. Hutter, 41, passed away on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at his home. Brian was 
born on September 6, 1978 in Salem, Ohio to Steven J. and Beverly (Fuson) Hutter. 
He worked as a welder and worked construction. Brian enjoyed motorcycles, 
fishing, shooting his guns and spending time with family and friends. He was an avid 
outdoorsman especially enjoyed camping and going for walks in the woods with his 
kids. He was friends with everyone and no matter where he was he always knew 
someone, and he would always greet you with a hug. He was part of the Rotten Pig 
Fest raising money for Cancer and a member of the Salem VFW Post 892. Above 
anything Brian loved his family and especially his children who were the light of his 
life.

Brian is survived by his mother Beverly (Fuson) Hutter; his mother of his children 
Shannon Smith; children Brayden and Abigail Hutter; cousins Robert Fuson, Amber 
(Eric) Fuson, Stephanie (Heath) Ward, Hillary (Ryan) Spiker, and Ashley Metzgar; 
Aunts Debbie Fuson, Marilyn Winters and Stacey Marks; an Uncle Robert Metzgar; 
a close friend Bobbi Crookston and by many other friends and family. Brian was 
preceded in death by his father Steven J. Hutter; a cousin Amanda Sheen; 
grandfather Joseph Hutter; grandmother Marilee (Barrick) Fuson; and uncles Robert 
"Couter", Roger and Ronnie Fuson.

A private family service will take place with a public Celebration of Life to take place 
at a later date. Friends and family may sign the guest register and view the obituary 
online at www.brownfhonline.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown 
Funeral Home, Salem, 330-337-6363.

Thursday April 09, 2020

Obituary
Margaret E. McAlicher

“Together Again”

 

  Margaret Elnora McAlicher, age 95, of Alliance passed away at 2:05 p.m., 
Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at her home.

  She was born January  14, 1925 in Bayard, Ohio, the daughter of Fred W. Polen 
Sr. and Mabel P. (Nunamaker) Polen.

  Mrs. McAlicher attended Bayard Schools.

  She retired in 1989 after working as a Custodian at the former State Street School 
for more than 21 years.

  Survivors include two daughters, Shirley B. McAlicher of Atwater and Sandra V. 
Binius of the home; two grandchildren, Joanne P. Krahling and Matthew F.C. 
(Lindsey) Erisey; five great-grandchildren, Isabella Krahling, Bruce Krahling III, 
Nicholas Krahling, Joseph Erisey, and Isaac Erisey; one sister, Linda Getschman; 
and four brothers, Fred William Polen Jr., Albert Eugene Polen, Harry Joseph Polen, 
and Paul Ronald Polen.

  She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Ray Frederick “Fred” 
McAlicher, whom she married July 16, 1953, and who died November 3, 2015.

   Private services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, April 13, 2020 at Cassaday-
Turkle-Christian Funeral Home. A private visitation will be held one hour prior to the 
service. The service will be streaming live on our website for those who are unable 
to attend.

 Interment will be at Highland Memorial Park.

  Family would like to extend a special thanks to Alliance Hospice for their care of 
Margaret.

  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Alliance Hospice 2461 W. 
State St. Alliance OH 44601.

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

Thursday April 09, 2020

Obituary
Mark Edward Menegay, age 52, of Altoona, PA died unexpectedly on Sunday, April 
5, 2020. He was a 1985 graduate of Louisville High School. Mark had a passion for 
cooking and spent many years as a cook in the Altoona area.

He is survived by his parents, James and Sheila (Brannen) Menegay of Louisville, 
OH; two children, Amanda N. Menegay of Rebersburg, PA and Aaron J. Menegay of 
Altoona, PA and his sister, Mary Menegay of North Canton, OH. He was preceded in 
death by his brother, Patrick Menegay. A Catholic Mass and burial will be held at a 
later date.

                                      Stier-Israel Funeral 

Thursday April 09, 2020

Curtis Allen “Curt” Beachler 59, of Salem, died at 4:05 PM Tuesday, April 7, 2020, at 
Blossom Nursing and Rehab Center.

 

He was born on April 28, 1960, in Salem, the son of Beverly (Hendricks) Beachler 
and the late Lewis Beachler.

 

He was a lifetime area resident and a graduate of United Local High School. He was 
last employed at Texas 10 Minute oil change in Salem and had previously worked at 
Sebring China. He was a big NASCAR fan, enjoyed the outdoors and spending time 
with family. Curt always looked forward to the Salem Super Cruise each year.

 

Curt was a kind soul and an instant friend to everyone he met. He was larger than 
life. He loved his Blossom Family. All the staff and residents meant the world to him. 
The Beachler family is sincerely grateful for all those who cared for him.

 

In addition to his mother of Salem, he is survived by his sister Lori A. Denmon of 
Massillon.

 

There will be no services held.

Thursday April 09, 2020

PAMELA'S OBITUARY
Pamela Jayne Seroka 65, of Salem, died at 11:08 AM Tuesday, April 7, 2020, at 
Salem North Healthcare Center.
 
She was born on March 28, 1955, in Salem, the daughter of the late John and 
Virginia (Grimm) Seroka.
 
Pam formerly lived in the Columbus area where she worked at Giant Eagle. She 
was a beautiful artist and loved to paint and draw. She was a graduate of Salem 
High School and attended Salem St. Paul’s School. Pam loved to listen to her rock 
and roll music as well as attending concerts.
 
She was survived by her daughter Sarah Jayne Griffith of Salem, siblings; Gayle 
Seroka of Columbus and Lynda (Tony) Seigel of Ft. Collins, CO. and cousin Brooke 
Russell.
 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by siblings; John “Ronnie” 
Seroka and Brenda Seroka.

Thursday April 09, 2020

DONALD'S OBITUARY
U.S. Veteran  
Donald Lee Fetty 70, of Salem, (Formerly of E. Liverpool) died at 12:45 PM Sunday, 
April 5, 2020, at Salem West Healthcare.
 
He was born on August 17, 1949, in East Liverpool, Ohio, the son of the late Homer 
and Lillian (Cook) Fetty.
 
He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War. He was a janitor for the East 
Liverpool City School System.
 
Don was one of nine children; Eugene, George, William, Jesse, Norman, Robert, 
Donald Fetty, and Virginia Vaughn.
 
Don will be buried Thursday at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman.

Thursday April 09, 2020

NANCY'S OBITUARY
Nancy Lee (Graffius) French 69, of Salem, died at 1:50 PM Saturday, April 4, 2020, 
at Salem Regional Medical Center.
 
She was born on March 1, 1951, daughter of the late Donald and Isabelle (Gower) 
Graffius.
 
Nancy was a hard worker and worked in the area cleaning homes. She loved her 
grandchildren. When she was not busy, she liked to read books.
 
She is survived by her children Brian and Mike Sharp, siblings; Richard of Salem, 
Dale of Deerfield and Mark of Florida.
 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son Scott Cassinger, 
siblings Don Graffius Jr. and Char Peck.

Thursday April 09, 2020

ERIC'S OBITUARY
Eric Richard McCleery 67, of Salem, died at 10:28 AM Thursday, April 2, 2020, at 
Salem Regional Medical Center.
 
He was born on September 15, 1952, in Youngstown, Ohio, the son of the late Jake 
(Earl R.) and Jeannette (Schafer) McCleery.
 
He was a graduate of Salem High School and was a former truck driver. He also 
previously worked at Quaker City Castings and Wings Way Ice. Eric was also a 
member of the Salem Club.
 
He is survived by his daughter Shawna McCleery and her mother Mary Beth Schillig 
both of Jacksonville, Fla., siblings; Holly Anne McCleery of Philadelphia, PA. And 
Rev. Jonathen Michael McCleery of Bay Village, Oh. and two grandchildren.
 
Due to the condition of this country of ours, there will be a memorial service held in 
Eric’s honor at a later date to be announced.

Thursday April 09, 2020

OSCAR'S OBITUARY
Oscar Thomas Summers 85, of Alliance (Formerly of Sebring) died at 1:32 PM 
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at the Cleveland Clinic.
 
He was born on April 28, 1934 in Alliance, the son of the late Lester A. and 
Margaret B. (Seymore) Summers.
 
He had worked in the pottery as a press operator years ago. Oscar had attended 
the Union Street Chapel.
 
He is survived by his children; Raymond William (kay) Summers and Lester Thomas 
Summers both of Alliance, and Oscar Lee Summers and Eileen Lynn (Donald) 
Steed both of Salem, thirteen grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren, and 
a sister Elsie Henson of Alliance.
 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, the former Arlene 
Mae Percy whom he married on February 8, 1963 and who died on November 27, 
2014, three sets of twin children, and siblings; Hazel Ingledue, Mary Hewitt, Donald 
Baxter, and Jim, Frank and Sam Barlow.
 
Due to the conditions we are facing with the coronavirus, There will be no services 
or calling hours observed at this time. The burial will be in Alliance City Cemetery.

Thursday April 09, 2020

HAROLD'S OBITUARY
U.S. Veteran  
Harold Grant Scharf 94, of Sandusky, MI, died at 1:45 AM Friday in Sandusky.
 
He was born on August 7, 1925, in Detroit, MI, son of Harold Onies and Annebelle 
(Burgua) Scharf.
 
He retired in 1990, he was a Tree Trimmer for Wayne County for nearly 20 years 
and then did some factory maintenance work. He attends the Faith Holiness Church 
in Brown City, where he helped with the ministry and singing. Harold was very 
spiritual and enjoyed traveling around to church revivals and camp meetings. He 
was a private in the US Army during WW2. In his spare time, he enjoyed the beauty 
of nature and peacefully fishing.
 
He is survived by his children, Lois (John) Kennedy of Clinton Twp., Gary (Gail) 
Scharf of Dalton, GA, Deborah (Jack) Stowe of Florida, Timothy, Mark, and John 
(Lou Ann) Scharf all of Livonia, Ralph (Jodi) Scharf of Plymouth Twp. And Elizabeth 
(Randy) L’Hote of Clinton Twp., many grandchild, and great-grandchild, one great-
great-grandchild, siblings; Norma Coffin of Placerville, CA, Lois Tulloch of Wallace, 
Ontario Canada, and Verda Mae Lindemann of Lompoc, CA.
 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret (Rich) 
Scharf whom he married in 1948 and who passed away in 1997, and a brother 
Wilford.

Thursday April 09, 2020

Obituary
Tony Edward Fehn, age 46, of Louisville, OH passed away Monday, April 6, 2020. 
He was born October 16, 1973 in Marietta, OH to Timothy and Rhoda Fehn.

Tony was an amazing husband, father, son, papaw, brother, uncle and friend. He 
had a free spirit and a loving heart. He had a love for hunting, fishing, riding and 
most of all his family. Tony loved strong and powerful. He will be forever missed by 
so many.

Tony Edward I love you with all my heart, till we meet again.

                                                                                      -Sonia June

Tony is survived by his wife, Sonia (Burns) Fehn; his mother, Rhoda Fehn; three 
daughters, Caitlyn Evans, Ashley (Vinny) Leasure, Macenzee Morris; two sons, Trey 
Fehn, Shane Mateer; three sisters, Dawne (Joseph) Chaney, Charlene (Rich) 
Leddy, Chris (Dave) DiPietro; two brothers, Heath (Mindi) Fehn, Rocky (Don 
Friedman) Slonaker; his 2nd father, Chester Slonaker; five grandchildren, Letti, 
Charlee, Addy, Aria, Wesley; many nieces and nephews. Tony was preceded in 
death by his father, Timothy Fehn. 

The family is planning a memorial service for a future date.  Stier-Israel Funeral 
Home 330-875-1414

Thursday April 09, 2020

Obituary
Dixie (McEldowney) Courtney, the second born daughter to Willard and Helen 
(Schrader) McEldowney on February 23, 1938 in Beloit, Ohio, passed away at her 
home, surrounded by her children on April 7, 2020. Mrs. Courtney married Paul 
"Gene" Eugene Courtney, founder of Courtney's Real Estate and Auction Sales on 
October 13, 1953. They enjoyed 56 years of Marriage before his death on July 19, 
2010.

Dixie worked tirelessly alongside Gene on their farm, at public auctions conducted 
by him and their sons, and at line dances held at Chipmunk Woods in Alliance 
which they owned for many years. She served on the Butler Township Election 
Board for a period of time. She was an accomplished seamstress who made clothes 
and stuffed Teddy Bears. Her quilts were especially coveted by her family members. 
She enjoyed reading novels about the historic south and the Amish way of life and 
scrapbooking.

Dixie was a classy lady who had a flair for fashion, home decor, and homemaking. 
She often received compliments on her beautiful wardrobe and warm, lovely home. 
She always had a big garden and canned and froze fruits and vegetables for the 
family's winter meals. She was a great cook and loved cooking for others, first at 
Smith Grange, then Chipmunk Woods, and finally alongside her son, Mark, at 
Courtney's Banquet Center. While her sons requested her potato salad, many 
people looked forward to enjoying a slice of her pies.

Mrs. Courtney was a proud mother and was fiercely protective of her 5 children, all 
of whom survive her. They are Teresa (Bruce) Cooper of Salem,Brian (Barb) 
Courtney of West Virginia, Greg (Mary) Courtney of Salem, Todd (JoAnn) Courtney 
of Salem, and Mark (Tamara) Courtney of Salem. She is also survived by her 
grandchildren, Benjamin Cooper, Brooke Lasics, Sarah Tolson, Luke, Sam, Brianna, 
Kamil, Alec, Aaron, Toria, Jake, Madison, Chase, Cole, and Emma Courtney and 14 
great-grandchildren. She is also survived by four sisters, June Wagner, Susan 
Postiy, Bernadine Bowser, and Alanna Stainbrook and numerous nieces and 
nephews. In addition to being predeceased by her parents and husband, Dixie was 
also preceded by her older sister, Nancy Wright and her younger brothers, Willard 
and Wendell McEldowney. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made in 
Dixie's honor to UH Seidmen Cancer Center at Salem Regional Medical Center at 
1995 East State Street, Salem, Ohio 44460.

A private family graveside service will be held on Friday at Highland Memorial Park 
with burial to follow. Friends and family may send condolences and sign the guest 
register online at www.grfuneralhome.com. Arrangements were entrusted to 
Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home in Sebring, Ohio. (330) 938-2526.

Wednesday April 08, 2020

Obituary
Columbiana - Donald E. Leffel, age 82, of Columbiana, died on Saturday, April 4, 
2020 at Mercy Health St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital, Youngstown.

He was born on March 27, 1938 in New Waterford, OH, son of the late Harold and 
Edith Finch Leffel.

Donald was owner and operator of Leffel’s Sales and Service in Columbiana and 
was a past member of the New Waterford Presbyterian Church.

He is survived by his wife, Jennie "Eileen" Taylor Leffel, whom he married on June 
1, 1957;

A son, Duane Leffel of Franklin, TN; daughter, Debbie Leffel of Columbiana; seven 
grandchildren, and ten great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Brian Leffel; brother, William Leffel, and two 
sisters, Ina Williams, and Phyllis George.

Donald deserves a memorable tribute.  However, in this unknown time with the 
COVID-19 pandemic, the family has opted to hold a private service.  The family 
would encourage friends to watch the recorded service and send condolences by 
visiting www.familycareservices.com

A public celebration of life will be announced at a later date.

Donald was laid to rest at Crest Haven Memorial Gardens, Rogers.

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

Tuesday April 07, 2020

Obituary
Columbiana - Richard W. Rubeck, age 82, of Columbiana, died on Saturday, April 4, 
2020 at Covington Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, East Palestine.

He was born on April 10, 1937 in Chambersburg, PA, the son of the late Gernard 
and Gladys Witter Rubeck.

Richard had worked as a Truck Driver and was a member of Zion Hill Church of the 
Brethren. 

He is survived by his wife, Lori Ann Kaufman Rubeck, whom he married on July 14, 
1991; a daughter Debra Fraley of DeLand, FL; two sons, Jeffrey  Rubeck of 
Winchester, WV, and Gregory Rubeck of Gerrardstown, WV, and by a sister, Mary 
Ann Peck of Greencastle, PA.  Also surviving are five grandchildren and five great 
grandchildren.  

Do to the COVID-19 pandemic, the family will be holding a memorial service at a 
later date.

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

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

Tuesday April 07, 2020

Obituary
Randolph G. Foor, age 68, a resident of Austin Woods Nursing Center, went home 
to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Sunday, April 5. 

He was born on February 5, 1952, in Bedford, Pennsylvania, to Grover and Bertha 
(Clark) Foor. 

He was preceded in death by both of his parents. He leaves his sister, Kathy (Ron) 
Mayberry of Louisville, Ohio, and many extended family members and dear friends 
and neighbors. A friend and caregiver who was always very helpful was Robert 
Connell. This good friend was always available to drive Randy where he needed to 
go. He was also available for home maintenance jobs, to give encouragement, 
advice, or a listening ear. He is appreciated for his care for Randy and for his 
friendship to the whole family. 

From childhood, Randy was a member and regular attender of the old Youngstown 
Baptist Church (Crossroads Church) on South Meridian Road. He had been an 
employee of US Steel in Youngstown and Lorain. 

Randy was a fan of Ohio State Football, Youngstown State Football, the Cleveland 
Cavaliers, and the Cleveland Browns. Most of all, he was a baseball fan. The 
Cleveland Indians and the Mahoning Valley Scrappers were by far his favorite 
baseball teams, and baseball was his favorite sport. He would have rather watched 
any two teams play baseball than watch anything else. He had been an avid reader 
of Baseball Digest. He also enjoyed looking up baseball facts and statistics on the 
computer. And, although he liked a lot of baseball players, his favorite was Jim 
Thome. 

Randy would talk to anyone, anywhere, many times starting conversations with 
complete strangers. And upon that initial meeting, he would probably ask them what 
their birthday was. Then, he could recall their birthday to them, even if it were years 
later. He had no trouble remembering the birthdays of family members (all those 
aunts, uncles, and cousins!), friends, neighbors, and acquaintances. 
Randy also loved reading newspapers from all over the United States. If he heard 
someone was going on a trip, he would often ask them if they could bring back a 
local newspaper. 

A favorite event of Randy’s was going to the annual family reunion. He enjoyed 
visiting with his extended family, wishing he could see them more often. Throughout 
the year, he would many times remind people how many days it was until the big 
family reunion. 

Randy was a good man with a kind heart. He would go out of his way to help 
anyone in need. He knew Jesus and knew all blessings came from God. He wanted 
to share those blessings. 
The family wishes to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the entire staff of Austin 
Woods Nursing Center for their excellent care for Randy. They all treated him so 
well and made him feel safe and loved. 

The family also thanks another Austin Woods resident who has been a dear friend 
and like Randy’s second mother Thank you, Gloria, for your observant eye, wise 
words and loving heart. 
Funeral services will be private. A memorial service in celebration of Randy’s life will 
be on a later date, and open to all. 

The family requests that any monetary donations in Randy’s memory be made to 
the American Diabetes Association.

Tuesday April 07, 2020

Obituary
John J. Laczko, 85, formerly of Austintown, passed away on Sunday, April 5, 2020 
at the Hospice House in Poland. 

Born November 17, 1934 in Clune, Pennsylvania, John was the son of John and 
Katherine (Stadler) Laczko. 

He graduated from Ursuline High School and remained a lifelong area resident. He 
was a member of St. Anne’s Byzantine Ukrainian Catholic Church in Austintown. 
John served his country in the United States Army from 1957-1959. Prior to his 
retirement in 1997, he worked as an Inspector for General Motors in Lordstown for 
over 20 years. 

John, also known by many as “Big Daddy” enjoyed watching his Cowboy Westerns 
and never turned down a game of cards or Texas Hold’em. His favorite reply to most 
any question or statement to him was simply…”Whatever!” 

He was also an avid sports fan (Cincinnati Reds, New Orleans Saints and Duke 
Blue Devils). He loved to watch a great golf match or a close game. But even more 
that, he especially enjoyed watching his grandsons participate in their various 
sporting activities. 

John was a dedicated husband, father and friend and leaves to cherish his memory, 
his wife of 56 years, the former Evelyn Zapko; his children Atty. John P. (Theresa) 
Laczko of Struthers and Lori Laczko of Durham, NC; his grandchildren Chad, Jared 
and Chance Laczko; and his sisters Annie Switka of Stow, Oh and Janice (Jack) 
Popovich of Columbus, Oh. 

John’s family would like to graciously thank the staff at Marion Assisted Living in 
North Lima and the Hospice House for their kind and compassionate care of John in 
the recent months. John is preceded in death by his parents. 

A Memorial Service to celebrate John’s life will be announced at a later date.

Tuesday April 07, 2020

Obituary
Frances "Fran" L. Burkert, 74, of Deerfield passed away at her home on April 5, 
2020. Fran was born on January 9, 1946 in Salem to the late George and Mary 
Jane Burkert. Fran was a member of Old North Church in Canfield. She worked at 
Kent State University as a Librarian for over 40 years. Fran was a best friend to so 
many and will be greatly missed by all who were blessed to have her in her life.

Fran is survived by her best friend of over 45 years and her two brothers George 
(Joan) Burkert and Nicholas (Joan) Burkert. She was preceded in death by her 
parents.

A private family graveside service will take place on Friday at 2:00 PM with Pastor 
Rick Enlow. Live Stream services will be available at www.grfuneralhome.com under 
Fran's obituary beginning at 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial 
contributions to be made to Old North Church, 7105 Herbert Rd., Canfield, Ohio 
44406. 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, 330-938-2526.

Monday April 06, 2020

Obituary
Florence "June" Hollowell Keeley, age 95, loving mother, grandmother, great 
grandmother, sister, cousin, and friend, passed away Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 
Humility House, Austintown surrounded by her family, under the comforting care of 
Hospice. 

June was born June 9, 1924 in Mineral Ridge, a daughter of Ralph Emmit and 
Florence Edith (Squelch) Hollowell.  She graduated in 1942 from Mineral Ridge 
High School and was a lifelong area resident. 

On July 21, 1942, June married Army Captain Frank Joseph "Bud" Keeley. She and 
Bud moved to his duty station at Camp Wolters, Texas. While there, June - as did 
many women - answered the call of the US President to support the WWII war 
effort. Wives of service members reported to airplane factories; June operated a 
rivet gun to assemble B-52s. These women were proud to be known collectively as, 
"Rosie the Riveter." 

After her young family was raised, she worked for General Electric Mahoning Glass 
plant in Niles and (after retirement) Infocision, where she was frequently recognized 
as Employee of the Month. 

June was a member of the Mineral Ridge United Methodist Church, then the First 
Presbyterian Church of Mineral Ridge.  She was a member of Meander Ladies Golf 
League, and "couples” golf leagues in Wildwood, Florida, where she and Bud spent 
many winters, until his passing 
on April 25, 1990. 

June was a member of Eastern Star Opal Chapter 181, Mineral Ridge Golden Glow 
Rebecca Lodge, Mineral Ridge 55 Plus Club, and SCOPE Senior Center in Niles. 
She was an original and 60-plus year member of the "Gaytime 500 Card Club.” 

Along with her husband, June enjoyed camping trips and traveling throughout the 
continental US and Hawaii. She also enjoyed many years of family fishing trips to 
Rice Lake, Canada, a trip to England, Scotland, and Wales and enjoyed several 
vacations with family in San Diego and Las Vegas. June loved playing bingo and 
taking bus trips to area casinos, crafts, crocheting, sewing, and especially loved 
cooking and baking for her family. 

June leaves, to cherish her memory, a sister, Gayle Hollowell of Mineral Ridge, 
three children: 
daughters Cheryl Buila and husband, Ed of Niles, Kathy Smith and husband, Frank 
of Mineral Ridge and son Terry Keeley and wife, Madeline of Niles; 
six grandchildren, whom she absolutely loved and adored: 
Frank Keeley, Bryan Keeley and wife, Melissa, Terry Keeley, Jr., Rick Buila, Stacey 
Pryce and husband, Rob, and Rob Buila; 
nine great-grandchildren, whom she loved beyond measure: 
Tyler, Dillan, Mia, Matthew, Aidan and Ava Keeley and Camden, Keeley, and Emma 
Pryce; 
sisters-in-law: Hazel Keeley Barto, Doris Keeley Young, and many nieces, nephews, 
and cousins. 

Besides her husband, June was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Alice 
Elizabeth Morris, a brother, Raymond Ralph Hollowell, and an infant brother, 
Edward E. Hollowell. 

Due to the current pandemic and the necessity of social distancing, there will be no 
calling hours or public service. A memorial service will be held at a later date. 
June has been laid to rest next to her husband at Kerr Cemetery, Mineral Ridge. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to First Presbyterian Church, 3654 Main 
Street, Mineral Ridge, Ohio 44440

Monday April 06, 2020

Obituary
AUSTINTOWN-Esther May Loutzenhiser passed April 4th, 2020 at the Hospice of 
the Valley from a short illness. She was born on July 16th, 1923 in Greenville, PA. 
Esther was daughter of Bessie and Herb Albaugh and had two sisters Mary, Betty, 
and two brothers, John and Robert the latter whom died at an early age. She was 
proceeded in death by her husband Lee Loutzenhiser. She was the loving mother of 
four sons; Charles Fry (dec), William Fry (dec), Gary Fry of Louisville, KY, and 
Robert Fry of Westminster, MD. Esther had eleven grandchildren and many great 
grandchildren. She drove a cab early in life and spent many years doing income 
taxes which she greatly enjoyed almost as a hobby turning it into a business. Esther 
enjoyed many things in life – riding a motor cycle, painting, boating. However, the 
most important thing to Esther was always her family. Arrangements are by the 
Lane Family Funeral Homes-Austintown Chapel.

Monday April 06, 2020

Obituary
Salem - David Allen Walker, age 73, passed away Sunday, April 5, 2020 at the 
Salem Regional Medical Center. He was born November 21, 1946 in Salem, Ohio, 
son of the late Lloyd J. and Ruth (Court) Walker.

David had worked for several companies in Columbiana and Mahoning counties. He 
was a 1964 graduate of Salem High School and attended Youngstown State 
University. He was a member of Salem Saxon Club Branch 19 and attended of 
Emmanuel Lutheran Church. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War.

Survivors include his wife, Sharon L. (Schmidt) Walker whom he married January 8, 
1972: sons, Daren (Sara) Walker of Mansfield, and Nathan Walker (Mandy Braden) 
of Salem; grandchildren, Riley, Bailey, Dillon, Zachary, Lincoln, and Preston; 
brothers, Neil (Sharon) Walker of Salem and Gary (Debi) Walker of Howard Ohio. 

A private memorial service will be held 1:00 p.m. Thursday, April 9, 2020 at the 
Stark Memorial with certified celebrant, Daniel P. Madden.

Interment will be at Grandview Cemetery.

The family will announce a public celebration of life at a later date.

A special thank you to Salem Regional Medical Center and Ohio Living Hospice. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Emmanuel Lutheran Church Memorial 
Fund, 251 S. Broadway Ave., Salem, OH 44460.

During this time of private services, you may show your support by joining the “Hugs 
from Home” program where your message will be attached to a balloon in the 
chapel to remind the family of your love and support at 
www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home.

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

Monday April 06, 2020

Obituary
  Melvin “Mel” Russell, age 61, of Atwater, passed away unexpectedly  at 12:39 p.m. 
Friday, April 3, 2020 at University Hospital in Ravenna.

  He was born December 17, 1958 in Alliance, Ohio to Don Russell and Shirley 
(Lance) Russell.

  A 1977 graduate of Waterloo High School, Mel was the Atwater Township Fire 
Chief.

  He enjoyed hunting and gardening and formerly coached baseball.  His greatest 
love was his family and supporting and being a part of the Atwater Community.

  He will be forever loved and missed by many, including his children, Jarren (Jamie) 
Russell of Marlboro, and Jenna (Mike Morrison) Russell of Kent; his brother, Kenny 
Russell of Atwater, is sister, Kimberly Atwell, of Moundsville, West Virginia, and 
many extended family members.

   Mel was preceded by his parents.

 Friends are encouraged to drive through Atwater Cemetery Saturday morning, April 
11th from 10-11 a.m. to pay their respects and honor Mel.

 A private graveside service and interment will follow.

  Memorial Contributions may be made in Mel’s honor to the Atwater Firefighters 
Association, 6570 Waterloo Rd, Atwater, OH 44201.

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

Monday April 06, 2020

Obituary
  Helen M. (Gosser) Hartzell, 97, of Poland, OH, formerly of North Benton, OH, 
passed away at 5:41 p.m., Wednesday, April 1, 2020, at Park Vista Assisted Living 
in Youngstown.

  She was born July 27, 1922, in Ellsworth Township, Mahoning County to Louis A. 
and Edith M. (Brown) Gosser.

  Helen was a 1940 graduate of North Jackson High School in Mahoning County. 
During World War II she worked at Goodyear in Akron as a “Rosie the Riveter.” She 
also worked as a decal artist for the former Queens China in Sebring.

   She attended North Benton Presbyterian Church and was a life member of the 
United Paper Worker’s International Union No. 1528 AFL-CIO CLC. She also was a 
member of the Alliance Genealogical Society, Deerfield Historical Society, Ellsworth 
Historical Society and the Alliance Senior Center.

  Survivors include a sister, Marjorie E. (Gosser) Lenci of Fontana, CA. She also 
leaves her children: Kathie A. (Hartzell) Bickers of Sylmar, CA; Kenneth W. and 
Linda (Herren) Hartzell of Poland; Daniel L. Hartzell and (Chimeg Kinney) of Beloit; 
Dale L. and Paula (Syppko) Hartzell of Sebring;  Faye E. (Hartzell) and John Reed 
of LaBelle, FL.; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-
grandchildren.

  In addition to her parents, Helen was preceded in death by her husband Roland M. 
Hartzell, whom she married April 10, 1944, in Leesville, LA and who died April 30, 
2000; a sister, Alice L. (Gosser) Sternagle; and brothers, Francis E., Donald F., 
Myron E., Roy L., and Lloyd C. Gosser; and one great-great grandson.

   The Rev. Mark Bell will officiate a private interment for immediate family at Hartzell 
Cemetery in North Benton. A memorial service will be announced for a later date at 
Cornerstone Presbyterian Church, 471 Mathews Rd., Boardman, OH 44512.

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

Monday April 06, 2020

Obituary
Maurice James Leask, age 95, of Alliance, formerly of Deerfield passed away at 5 
a.m., Monday, April 6, 2020 at Altercare of Alliance.

  He was born June 22, 1924, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada to Fred and Sadie 
(Welsby) Leask.

  Moe attended Simcoe High School in Canada and was a veteran of the Royal 
Canadian Air Force during World War II.

 While living in Simcoe, he worked for his father who had a farm and who owned a 
motel and restaurant.

  He met the love of his life, Grace, and they married on April 6, 1946 and moved to 
South Porcupine and he worked at the Dome Gold Mine. Their firstborn children, 
Bob and Carol, were born in Canada and they moved to the United States in 1950 
and had their other children, Janet and John.

 Moe worked at Standard Steel making car bumpers and ran a hammer at Transue 
and Williams Forge. He then moved into carpentry and construction work with Art 
Mauck, then Barcus Construction for many years. He and his son, John started 
Leask Construction in 1975 where he worked with him until his retirement in 1986.

  He was a member of the Deerfield United Methodist Church, and very active in 
Deerfield Ruritans, Lads and Lassies and Alliance Senior Center. He loved bowling, 
golfing, fishing, feeding the birds and playing cards. He had a big love of splitting 
firewood and burning it in his fireplace.

  Survivors include his sons, Robert (Becky) Leask and John (Marty) Leask, both of 
Deerfield; daughters, Carolyn (Mike) Salamon of Ravenna and Janet (Woody) 
Booth of Virginia; 10 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; two great-great-
grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

  In addition to his parents, Maurice was preceded in death by his wife, Grace (Pirie) 
Leask who died in 2015; sister, Yvonne Manypenny and a brother, Jack.

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

  Memorial contributions may be made to Deerfield United Methodist Church 1483 
St. Rt. 14, Deerfield, OH 44411.

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

Monday April 06, 2020

Obituary
William H Stanley, age 79 passed away Monday April 6, 2020 at Altercare of 
Alliance. He was born May 24, 1940. He worked for many years at Goodyear 
Aerospace as a Liaison Engineer. Per his request Private cremation has taken place 
and no services will be held. Friends and family may sign the online guestbook at 
www.deansfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Dean's Funeral Home 
Sebring, Ohio. 

Monday April 06, 2020

Obituary
Anthony Edward Rhoads, 38, of Louisville passed away Saturday, April 4th, 
following a UTV accident.  

Anthony was born in Canton, OH on October 18,1981 and has lived his life 
dedicated to the Louisville community. 

Skilled as a cement finisher, Anthony and his father owned All-Crete Impressions. In 
addition to this, he served as an apprentice for IBEW Local 540 and became a 
journeyman wireman. 

He always had a strong work ethic and went above and beyond to provide for his 
family. Anthony was so proud of his wife and boys, and he loved them deeply.  

He was a staple of the Louisville Wrestling community and could always be heard 
cheering on his boys.  Anthony will be dearly missed and forever in our hearts. He 
attended Crystal Park Wesleyan Church of Canton. 

Survived by his wife Jennifer (Jen) Rhoads and three sons; Davin Anthony Rhoads 
(17), Dylan Edward Rhoads (15), and Colton Leo Rhoads (12); Parents Alicia A. 
(Ann) Rhoads of E.Canton and Smokey (Wendy) Rhoads of Louisville; 
Grandparents Harland and Priscilla Sr. of Wheelersburg; 2 half-sisters Amber 
Rhoads, Kayla (Joshua) VanVoorhis of Magnolia, 2 half-brothers Smokey Joe 
Rhoads of Louisville, Lewis Rhoads of Louisville; 2 step-sisters Emily (Shaun) Smith 
of Louisville, Crystal Rankin of Missouri; In-laws Margie (Phil) Williams of Louisville, 
Jerry Adams of Paris OH, Grandparent In-Laws Don (Doris) Raderchak of 
Louisville, Brother In Laws Jeremy (Stacey) Adams of Louisville, Hunter (Katie) 
Williams of E. Canton, Heath (Ashley) Williams of Malvern; 8 nephews, 4 nieces; 
and numerous other family and friends, including life-long friend Joe Begue. 

Preceded in death by brother Robert Leo Rhoads and grandparents Bob and 
Luvenia Mayle.

Respectfully, a private funeral service will be held with a celebration of life in months 
to come.
                                  Stier-Israel Funeral Home     

Monday April 06, 2020

Obituary
Lee E. Schisler, age 81 passed away Friday, April 3, 2020 at Altercare in Alliance. 
He was born August 19, 1938 to Richard and Mildred (Myers) Schisler. 

Lee is survived and will be greatly missed by his family members; Geraldine 
Govern(Sister), Jodi Govern(Niece), Kim Niskanen(Niece)-(Husband Eric & Son 
Tyler), Rick Govern(Nephew)-(Wife Jeanine & Daughter Nicole Funk & Son Bryce 
Reed). Lee had a passion for being on the road. 

He was a long distance truck driver for most of life. 

He enjoyed getting together with his family and friends, reminiscing road stories. 

He loved reading his favorite books were ; Civil war history and Western novels. Per 
his request Private cremation has taken place. 

No services will take place at this time. we encourage you to share your online 
condolences at www.deansfuneral home.com. Arrangements are entrusted to 
Dean's Funeral Home Sebring, Ohio.

Sunday April 05, 2020

Obituary
Rev. Fred A. Mayhew, 78, went home to be with his Savior Saturday, April 4, 2020.

Fred was born April 9, 1941 in Youngstown, a son of the late Fred and 
Catherine(Liberatore) Mayhew.

He was in the first graduating class of Cardinal Mooney High School in 1959, where 
he played football.

Fred went on to own and operate his own cleaning service- Mayhew’s Cleaning 
Service.

A special calling fell upon his heart to go into the Ministry, where he was Founder of 
the Lamb’s House, which later became the Ohio Valley Adult & Teen Challenge.  To 
this day from his vision,  thousands of people that had struggles with addiction have 
been transformed by the Gospel.

In 1984 that vision to spread the Gospel in the Mahoning Valley lead him to start 
Trinity Fellowship, which is currently located at 4749 South Ave. in Boardman.  It is 
here that Pastor Mayhew would  live out what the Apostle Paul wrote in 2 Timothy 
“Preach the word, be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke,  and 
exhort, with complete patience and teaching……….As  for you always be sober-
minded, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.” He was 
a leader and mentor in the Mahoning Valley church community.  His life exemplified 
Christ-likeness and he was a great example and mentor to all who knew him.

Outside of his life in Ministry, Fred was the girls softball coach at Canfield High 
School for several years. He also coached and taught Bible Classes at Valley 
Christian School. Some of his joys in life were fishing, golfing, and cheering on the 
Cleveland Indians and The Ohio State Buckeyes. Fred also enjoyed the time he got 
to spend with all of his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Lyn (Brett) Mayhew, whom married March 27, 1976;  his 
children, Jimmy (Denise) Mayhew of Boardman, Christine Mayhew-Love of 
Lowellville, Jeff Mayhew of Struthers,  Traci (Lou) Lee of Youngstown, Marni (Matt) 
Moore of Youngstown, Ellie Platt of Poland, Missy (William) Fuqua of Dallas,Texas, 
and Mandy(Larry) Anderson of Dallas, Texas; one sister, Gerri (Dan) Madden of 
North Lima; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and many nieces and 
nephews.

Besides his parents, Fred, was preceded in death by his brother, Jim Mayhew.

A private Celebration of Life will be held at Trinity Fellowship Church, Wednesday at 
4:00 p.m. The family is asking all those who want to show their support to gather in 
the church parking lot during the service to have a “drive-in-funeral” watching 
livestream of service on a smart device on the Trinity Fellowship Facebook Page.  A 
processional will pass by the family to give a condolence to the family from a 
distance at approximately 5:00 p. m.

During this difficult time of private services, you may show your support by joining 
the complimentary  “Hugs from Home” program where your message will be 
attached to a white balloon in the sanctuary to remind the family of your love and 
support. Please give message at www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home.

The family requests donations be made in Pastor Mayhew’s name to Trinity 
Fellowship Church, 4749 South Ave., Youngstown, OH 44512.

To view Fred’s obituary or send condolence, visit www.starkmemorial.com.

“Well done my good and faithful servant: (Matt 25:21)

Saturday April 04, 2020

Obituary
On Thursday, April 2, 2020 Gertrude passed away peacefully at the age of 91. 

She was born September 6, 1928 in Youngstown, Ohio, the second child of Walter 
and Carrie Rowland. 

She is survived by her daughter Jacquelyn (Lawrence) Lencyk, and her son Scott 
(Kathy) Roche; grandchildren Brian (Amanda) Lencyk, Lawrence(Caroline) Lencyk 
Jr.; great-grandchildren, Abby, Evan, Mila, and Ryan. 

Gertie grew up on the South Side of Youngstown and graduated from South High 
School. She worked at General Electric for 38 years making the filament for 
lightbulbs before retiring. 

Gertie was a dedicated mother to Jackie and Scott who worked tirelessly to support 
them on her own. After retirement she loved spending time with her grandsons 
going to see Larry play soccer and her frequent trips to Walmart with her grandson 
Brian who had a very special relationship with her. She loved going over to Brian's 
house to help out with Buddy and take him for a walk so he could do his business. 
When the great grandchildren came along she was always available to help out in 
any and every way possible with Abby and Evan. She and Evan had a very special 
relationship, much like her relationship with Brian. Her family was her life and she 
needed nothing else. 

Gertie was always gracious with her time and drove all of the "older" church ladies 
to their doctor, dentist, hair appointments etc. She was always available to help out 
anyone who needed her and never said no. She was very active in her church 
Lockwood United serving on several boards and committees and was great friends 
with the ladies of the church. They will greatly miss her. 

Gertrude was preceded in death by her father, Walter and by her mother, Carrie, 
and by sisters, Lois and Sally. 

There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held at a future date.

To plant a beautiful memorial tree in memory of Gertrude "Gertie" D. Roche, please 
visit our Tribute 

Saturday April 04, 2020

Obituary
East Palestine-Aaron See, 63, whom everyone called “Nunu”, sadly passed away 
Friday, April 3, 2020 at Mercy Health St. Elizabeth Boardman after a prolonged 
illness.

Aaron was born September 29, 1956 in Beaver Falls, Pa, a son of Charles and 
Dorothy Eiler See and was a lifelong resident of East Palestine.

He retired from the Columbiana County Career and Technical Center in 2011 after 
28 years as a beloved auto collision repair instructor. In the years after his 
retirement, he enjoyed riding his Harley, camping and quad riding. But none of that 
compared to his one true love, Sasquatch hunting. Much of his time was spent in 
the rolling hill of West Virginia absorbed in the hunt.

He is survived by his father, Charles, his loving wife, Deborah, his six children, 
Stephanie (Michael), Allison, Mitchell (Rebecca), Tim (LaRisa), Abbey (Duke) and 
Erin (Michael): his grandchildren, Peyton, Preslyn ,Pierson, Paxson, Ella, Brooklyn, 
Jaclyn, Savannah, Jase, Marley, Cora, Zella and Kieran who is expected to arrive in 
June; two brothers, Charles, Jr. (Becky) and Scott (Teresa); his sister, Sherry; and 
many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy See.

The family has decided to postpone services due to the current circumstances. 
Arrangements will be announced at a later date.

We encourage friends to send condolences to the family by visiting 
www.familycareservices.com.

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

Saturday April 04, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – Michael L. Shepard, age 52 passed away unexpectedly at 3:50 p.m. 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at Salem Regional Medical Center. He was born June 7, 
1967 in Arlington Heights, Illinois, son of Lorin and Marcia (Hundertmarck) Shepard.

Michael was a 1985 graduate of Salem High School, a graduate of Kent State 
University with an Associate degree in Radiologic Technology and a graduate of 
Malone University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Allied Health Management. 
He was employed by AVI Foodsystems, Inc. and worked as a Sous Chef at the 
University of Mount Union. More than anything, Michael loved his family. He also 
loved sports (especially Ohio teams – Browns, Buckeyes and Indians) and telling 
jokes. Those who knew Michael, knew his great sense of humor. Michael was a 
member of the Columbiana Church of Christ.

Besides his parents, Michael is survived by his wife of 27 years, Laura (Wells) 
Shepard whom he married July 11, 1992; son, Daniel Aaron Shepard, daughter, Ava 
Caroline Shepard, both at home; brother, Christopher Rex Shepard of Salem; 
parents-in-law, Bob and Jane Wells of Columbiana; sister-in-law, Megan (Paul) 
Cowan of Columbiana and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

The family will announce a celebration of life service at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Cochlear America, 10350 Park 
Meadows Dr., Lone Tree, CO 80124 or the Audiology Department of the Cleveland 
Clinic, 850 Columbia Rd., Ste. 100, Westlake, OH 44145.

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

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

Saturday April 04, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – Ellen Roberta Vestal, age 89 died Friday, April 3, 2020 at Brookdale 
Salem. She was born April 16, 1930 in Evans City, Pennsylvania, daughter of the 
late Merle and Viola (Smith) Kemery.

Ellen was a graduate of Evans City High School. She worked as a pharmacist 
assistant at Family Drug. Ellen was a member of First Christian Church in 
Columbiana. She enjoyed playing cards, making crafts and loved animals.

Her first husband, Carl Weyandt whom she married in 1953 preceded her in death 
in 1979 and her second husband, Dean Vestal whom she married in 1989 also 
preceded her in death in 2016.

Survivors include a daughter, Sherry (Daron) Jackson of Salem and a sister-in-law, 
Anne Kemery.

Besides her parents and her husbands, a brother, Paul and a sister, Shirley also 
preceded her in death.

A private service will be held at Stark Memorial with Rev. Stanley Grabill. A webcast 
of the service will be available on the funeral home website with her obituary. Burial 
will be held at Columbiana Cemetery.

During this difficult time of private services, you may show your support by joining 
the “Hugs from Home” program where your message will be attached to a balloon in 
the chapel to remind the family of your love and support at 
www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home.

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

Saturday April 04, 2020

Obituary
Anne M. Swihart, 88, of Louisville, OH passed away, peacefully, on Friday April 3, 
2020 at Aultman Compassionate Care Center. She was born July 10, 1931 in New 
Castle, PA to the late Michael and Helen (Rosati) Donofrio. 

She was a 1948 graduate of McKinley HS and was employed by The Lethermen 
Seed Co. for many years. Anne was a member of the former St. Paul’s Catholic 
Church and the Mother’s Club in Canton. 

She loved wintering in Zephyrhills, FL, playing cards, cooking Italian foods, picking 
strawberries, entertaining out of town guests and tending to her flowers. She 
especially loved visits from her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Anne was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Donald S. Swihart. She is 
survived by her daughter, Luanne Swihart; son Scott (Diane) Swihart; sister, Louise 
Frank; brother, Michael (Carol) Donofrio; three grandchildren, Sharron (Dean) 
Cottrell, Scott (Courtney) Swihart, Shawn (Kristina Smith) Swihart; three great-
grandchildren, Ashlyn Cottrell, Cooper Swihart and Teagan Swihart and many 
nieces, nephews and friends.

A private family interment service will be in the Sacred Heart of Mary Parish 
Cemetery with Fr. Tom Bishop officiating. Memorial donations may be made to 
Aultman Compassionate Care Center in Canton, OH. Online condolences may be 
left for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com
                                      Stier-Israel Funeral Home

Friday April 03, 2020

Obituary
John Carmen Pastorie was born March 9, 1927 to Carmen and Rose (Sorrentino) 
Pastorie in Briar Hill. John resided in Youngstown for his entire life where he 
attended the Todd School and graduated from The Rayen High School in 1945. 
John then joined and served as Military Police in the US Army for 2 years (1945-47). 
John's assignments included tours of duty in Germany, France, Slovakia, and at the 
Aushwitz Concentration Camp in Poland. John returned home to attend Youngstown 
College from where he received a bachelors degree in 1951. 

During his working career, John was a sales and credit manager for Kings Jewelry. 
John started his career at the downtown location on West Federal Street and then 
moved to Southern Park Mall where he retired after 45 years in 2005. John 
cherished the many friends he made in coworkers and customers. 

John was an avid bowler and entered many bowling tournaments in Ohio, Indiana, 
Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Michigan. His favorite bowling memories were those 
made at Kay Lanes in Girard, Ohio. 

John's favorite past time however was visiting the Horse Racing Tracks. He enjoyed 
horse racing and was considered one of the best handicappers at Mountaineer 
Race Track. John's love of racing continued upon the opening of Hollywood Gaming 
in Austintown where he visited frequently up until his death with his nephew Frank 
Bennett. 

John wishes to thank his niece and nephew Susan and Thomas Davis who assisted 
with his daily needs as he lived his later years in life. 

He was preceded in death by his 4 sisters; Mary Thomas, Madeline Demarco, 
Kathryn Bennett, and Susie Bucci, and 2 brothers James Bucci and Joseph 
Pastorie. 

John leaves to cherish his memory his many nieces and nephews and over 100 
great, great great, and great great great Nieces and nephews! In lieu of flowers, the 
family requests memorial contributions be made to Hospice of the Valley.

Friday April 03, 2020

Obituary
CANFIELD-Robert Lee Musgrove, 93, passed away early Friday morning, March 
27, 2020 at Mercy Health St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital. 

He was born December 5, 1926 in Oronogo, Missouri, a son of William Clinton and 
Edna Maud (Widner) Musgrove. 

Bob served his country during WW ll with the 397th MP Battalion in Germany. Bob 
and his wife Dorothy moved to Youngstown in 1951 and then to Canfield in 1976. 

He was employed by Ohio Machinery Co. for 40 years, retiring as Product Support 
Manager in 1991. Bob was a member of Canfield United Methodist Church, where 
he was an usher for many years. He loved spending time with his family, especially 
his grandchildren. 

Bob was a member of Poland Lodge No. 766 F. & AM, where he served as master 
and also treasurer. He served the 24th Masonic District as a District Deputy Grand 
Master for three years. Bob was a member of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite-
Valley of Youngstown, where he served as Thrice Potent Master of Hiram Lodge of 
Perfection. 

He was Coroneted a 33rd Degree of the A.A.S.R. of Freemasonry in Atlantic City in 
1999. He was also a member of Ashlar Chapter No. 213, Royal Arch Masons and a 
member and past pres. of the Hi-Twelve Club No. 720. 

Bob was a former member of Al Koran Shrine Temple in Cleveland and the 
Youngstown Shrine Club. Bob’s wife, Dorothy, whom he married January 15, 1950, 
died Monday, March 30, 2020. 

Bob is survived by his sons, Ronald Lee (Joanne) Musgrove of Austintown, Mark 
Alan (Donna) Musgrove of Boardman and Robert Brian Musgrove of San 
Bernardino, CA; his daughter-in-law, JoAnn Musgrove of Warren; his grandchildren, 
Ronald (Erin) and Kyle (Samantha) Musgrove, Robyn (Jeff) Doerr, Ryan, Alexis, 
Bradley and Robert Musgrove; his great-grandchildren, Kayden, Knox and Lydia 
Grace and many nieces and nephews. 

Besides his parents and wife, Bob was preceded in death by his sons, Bradley and 
infant son, David; his brothers, William, John and Fred Musgrove and his sister, 
Edna (Musgrove) Hornback. 

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. The family would like to thank the 
Doctors and Nurses of the Sixth Floor at St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital for their 
compassionate care and concern for Bob. Arrangements are by Lane Family 
Funeral Homes-Canfield Chapel.

Friday April 03, 2020

Obituary
Constance Smiley, 71, of Austintown, passed away Wednesday April 1, 2020, with 
her family by her side, at St. Elizabeth’s in Youngstown. 
Born June 10, 1948 in Youngstown, Ohio, the daughter of Constantine and Delores 
(Slifka) Tarajack. 

Constance earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Youngstown State University in 
1979. Prior to retiring, Constance worked for the Austintown School System as a 7th 
grade Math Teacher for 28 years. She was an amazing cook, enjoyed “movie night” 
with her husband, and cherished spending time with her family. 

Constance leaves to cherish her memory her husband of fifty years John A. Smiley; 
Her mother Delores Martin; her daughters Tara (Jeff Pollitt) Smiley and Amy (Brian) 
Gaynor; and her grandchildren. 

She is preceded in death by her father. 

A Memorial Service and celebration of her life will be scheduled for a later date. The 
family would like to thank the ICU nursing staff at St. Elizabeth’s for their loving and 
compassionate care.

Friday April 03, 2020

Obituary
Constance Smiley, 71, of Austintown, passed away Wednesday April 1, 2020, with 
her family by her side, at St. Elizabeth’s in Youngstown. 
Born June 10, 1948 in Youngstown, Ohio, the daughter of Constantine and Delores 
(Slifka) Tarajack. 

Constance earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Youngstown State University in 
1979. Prior to retiring, Constance worked for the Austintown School System as a 7th 
grade Math Teacher for 28 years. She was an amazing cook, enjoyed “movie night” 
with her husband, and cherished spending time with her family. 

Constance leaves to cherish her memory her husband of fifty years John A. Smiley; 
Her mother Delores Martin; her daughters Tara (Jeff Pollitt) Smiley and Amy (Brian) 
Gaynor; and her grandchildren. 

She is preceded in death by her father. 

A Memorial Service and celebration of her life will be scheduled for a later date. 

The family would like to thank the ICU nursing staff at St. Elizabeth’s for their loving 
and compassionate care.

Friday April 03, 2020

Obituary
CANFIELD-Dorothy Jean Musgrove, 90, passed away Monday afternoon, March 
30, 2020 at Mercy Health St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital. She was born 
September 29, 1929 in Oronogo, Missouri, a daughter of Leslie Earl and Minnie 
Mae (Thornton) Smith. Dorothy and her husband Bob moved to Youngstown in 1951 
and then to Canfield in 1976. 

She was employed in the accounting dept. at Bliss Manufacturing, retiring in June of 
1992. Dorothy was a member of Canfield United Methodist Church. 

She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. 

Dorothy’s husband, Robert L. Musgrove, whom she married January 15, 1950, died 
Friday, March 27, 2020. Dorothy is survived by her sons, Ronald Lee (Joanne) 
Musgrove of Austintown, Mark Alan (Donna) Musgrove of Boardman and Robert 
Brian Musgrove of San Bernardino, CA; her daughter-in-law, JoAnn Musgrove of 
Warren; her grandchildren, Ronald (Erin) and Kyle (Samantha) Musgrove, Robyn 
(Jeff) Doerr, Ryan, Alexis, Bradley and Robert Musgrove; her great- grandchildren, 
Kayden, Knox and Lydia Grace; her sister-in-law, Lucille Smith of Missouri and 
many nieces and nephews. 

Besides her parents and husband, Dorothy was preceded in death by her sons, 
Bradley and infant son, David; her brother, Richard Smith and her sister, Patricia 
Sill. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. 

The family would like to thank the Doctors and Nurses of the Sixth Floor at St. 
Elizabeth Boardman Hospital for their compassionate care and concern for Dorothy. 

Memorial contributions for both Bob and Dorothy may be given to Canfield United 
Methodist Church, 27 S. Broad St. Canfield, OH 44406. 

Arrangements are by Lane Family Funeral Homes-Canfield Chapel.

Friday April 03, 2020

Obituary
SALEM - George E. Bergman, 91, passed away on Friday, April 3, 2020, of natural 
causes. He was with his loving family. He was born June 26, 1928 in Blairsville, PA, 
son of the late George G. and Elda (Leonard) Bergman.

In his earlier years, he had served as a Boy Scout Leader. He was a 1946 graduate 
of Salem High School, and also attended Salem Trades Classes.

George started out working at Mullins, then Deming Crane Pump Co. He later 
retired in 1989 from Lincoln Machine as a machinist after 26 years. He taught math 
courses at Salem Trades School and taught stained glass classes in Salem. He, 
along with his late wife Elaine, a well-known artist, owned Meadow Art Works. 
George made beautiful stained-glass creations. They participated in many art shows 
around the area. After retirement, he worked for six years at the Salem Reservoir as 
a clerk.

George was a very kind-hearted person. He loved his family and nature. He at one 
time planted every kind of pine tree he came across at his mini farm. In his earlier 
days, he played softball and also enjoyed bowling. He also volunteered with his 
children’s activities. In his later years, he enjoyed working on jigsaw puzzles.

Survivors include his children, Mark (Maggie) Bergman of Kent, Robin (Louis) Pilch 
of Salem, Kevin (Patti) Bergman of Lititz, PA, and Stacey (Earl) Aldridge of Beloit; 
daughter-in-law, Shelley Bergman of East Rochester; 14 grandchildren; 19 great 
grandchildren; a brother; John (Pat) Bergman of Salem; and his companion, Sandra 
Sheen of Salem.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife D. Elaine (Gillett) Bergman, 
who died October 11, 2005. They were married on June 30, 1949 for 56 years. Also 
preceding him was his son, Kim Bergman in 2018; his siblings; Joanne Bergman, 
Mary Jane Lull, Gene Bergman, and Jerry Bergman.

Special thanks go out to Blossom Nursing & Rehabilitation Center and Community 
Hospice for their special care for our dad, especially meeting our needs during this 
unusual and difficult time.

Donations can be sent to Community Hospice 2341 East State St. Salem, OH 
44460 or the Salem High School Alumni Association, 330 East State St, Salem, OH 
44460 in memory of George Bergman.

George was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Salem. A private 
service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, April 6, 2020 at Stark Memorial with Pastor 
Douglas George officiating. There will be a live stream of the service on the funeral 
home Facebook page for those who are unable to attend. This will also be uploaded 
to George’s obituary on the website. Burial will be held at Grandview Cemetery.

During this difficult time of private services, you may show your support by joining 
the “Hugs from Home” program where your message will be attached to a balloon in 
the chapel to remind the family of your love and support at 
www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home.

Friday April 03, 2020

Obituary
Wilmer C Longenberger, age 82, passed away Thursday April 2, 2020 at Canterbury 
Villa of Alliance after a lengthy illness. He was born August 4, 1927 to Wilmer and 
Kathryn Longenberger. 

Per his request Private cremation will take place and no public services will be held. 
Friends and family may sign the online guestbook at www.deansfuneralhome.com. 
Services are entrusted to Dean's Funeral Home Sebring, Ohio.

Thursday April 02, 2020

Obituary
  John P. “Jack” Rowe, age 89, of Alliance, passed away at 3:43 p.m., Wednesday, 
April 1, 2020 at his daughter’s  home.

  He was born January 20, 1931, in Cornell, New York to Frank W. and Dorotha V. 
(Hepworth) Rowe.

  A 1948 graduate of Williamsville High School, Jack received his Bachelor’s Degree 
in 1952 from the University of Michigan and in 1961 his PhD. in Metallurgical 
Engineering (GO BLUE!!).

  Moving to Ohio in 1962, Jack started his career with B&W Research Center as a 
metallurgical engineer. Later he transitioned his career path to teaching, as a 
professor at Kent State University, a career he continued until he was 80.

 Jack was a member of the Beechwood United Methodist Church, where he sang in 
the church choir and for many weddings in the Alliance area.

  He was instrumental with the creation of the Mount Union Choral, and remained 
active for many years.

  A member of the Washington Township Fire Department, he was also a longtime 
volunteer of the Alliance Area Red Cross.

  Survivors include his wife, Jeannine E. (Draper) Rowe whom he married June 20, 
1952; children, Paula S. Hochradel of Alliance, Jody M. (Tom) Sivy of Louisville, 
Thomas W. (Kristin) Rowe of Akron and Mary K. (Jeff) Marszal of Elyria; and seven 
grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

 In addition to his parents, Jack was preceded in death by his brother, Bob.

  A memorial service will be held at a later date.

  Interment will be at Brookside Cemetery in Tecumseh, Michigan.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross, Stark County 
Chapter 408 9th St., Canton, OH 44707 or to the Washington Township Volunteer 
Fire Department 5843 Beechwood Ave., Alliance, Oh 44601.

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

Thursday April 02, 2020

Obituary
East Palestine - Lois E. Kale, age 93, of East Palestine, died on Wednesday, April 1, 
2020 at Windsor House at Parkside Health Care Center, Columbiana.

She was born on November 1, 1926 in Enon Valley, PA, daughter of the late Joseph 
and Florence Link Knepp.

Lois had worked in Payroll at K Mart before retiring after 25 years. She was a 
member of the Bible Presbyterian Church and enjoyed Gardening, Shopping and 
Collectibles.

Her husband, Warren James Kale, whom she married on June 24, 1946, preceded 
her in death on, September 22, 2019.

Lois is survived by her daughter, Christine (Richard) Leblanc of Montgomery, TX; a 
son, James (Rebecca) Kale of Columbiana; three sisters, Deedee Sommers of 
Pittsburg, PA, Ruth Bedison of Chippewa, PA and Phyliss Russell of Darlington, PA; 
three grandsons, Jason Kale, Kenny Baird and Michael Cozza; two granddaughters, 
Emily Waite and Amanda Montgomery and seven great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Joyce McKinney; two sisters, Mary Veon 
and Betty Veon and a grandson, David Kale.

In this unknown time with the COVID-19 pandemic the family has decide postpone 
services and will be holding a memorial dinner for Lois at a later date. We would 
encourage friends to send condolences to the family by visiting 
www.familycareservices.com

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

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

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Van Dyke-Swaney-Rettig Funeral Home, 
East Palestine.

Thursday April 02, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – Geraldine A. Altomare, age 76 went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, 
March 29, 2020. She was born May 12, 1943 in Leetonia, daughter of the late 
James Francis and Alice Mae (Greenawalt) Cross.

Gerry had a passion for quilting and sewing and was a member of the Quilt Guild. 
She also loved to bowl and go on trips with her friends. Gerry attended the Salem 
Salvation Army and volunteered at many churches in the area. She had a very large 
family and loved spending time with them.

Her loving husband, John E. Altomare Sr. whom she married March 22, 1961 
preceded her in death August 25, 2011.

She is survived by five sisters, Carol (Oral) Bates and Jeanette (Rick) Bates, both of 
Salem, Donna (Randall) Bates of Sebring, Marlene (William) May of Leetonia and 
Shirley (Wesley) Thompson of Valdosta, GA; three brothers, James (Vicki) Cross, 
Anthony (Margaret) Cross and Donald (Deborah) Cross, all of Salem; two 
grandchildren, Crystal Altomare of Salem and Jamie Altomare of Winona; five great 
grandchildren, Rylee and Zane Johnson of Salem, Ma’Kayla and Cordaro’ Hancox 
of Winona and Pais’ Leigh Phillips of Winona and over 100 nieces and nephews that 
she loved dearly.

In addition to her parents and husband, Gerry was also preceded in death by two 
sons, John E. Altomare Jr. and Steven L. Altomare and a sister, Alice Marie.

A private family service will be held at Stark Memorial which will be live streamed at 
5:00 p.m. Monday, April 6, 2020 on the funeral home Facebook page for those who 
are unable to attend.

During this difficult time of private services, you may show your support by joining 
the “Hugs from Home” program where your message will be attached to a balloon in 
the chapel to remind the family of your love and support at 
www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home.

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

Wednesday April 01, 2020

Obituary
Dick Nobbs, 87 of Fowler Township, died Monday afternoon, March 30, 2020, at his 
home in Fowler. He was born September 2, 1932 in Quaker Bridge, New York the 
son of the late Irvin Lakeman Nobbs and Gertrude Quinn Nobbs. 

Dick retired after being self employed for many years. He was very proud of being 
the first man to be the World Record Champion in skeet shooting, in not missing a 
single shot in 1000 pulls. He was a golden gloves boxer in his younger days and 
loved hunting, fishing and trapping in Pennsylvania and in his yearly trips to 
Canada, including the Algonquin region in Canada. He enjoyed dirt bikes and 
snowmobiling and loved the outdoors. "You name it, he did it" and Dick enjoyed 
living on the edge. His recent greatest joy was being "PaPa" to his beloved great 
grandson, Rayce. 

Dick is survived by his wife of nearly 64 years, Janice I. McCright Nobbs, whom he 
married June 30, 1956; two daughters, Traci J. McGill of Cortland and Dianna 
(Steven) Powell Simpson of Newton Falls; four grandchildren, Curt "C.J.", Saule, 
Karissa and Seth and one great grandson, Rayce Alan Jones. 

Two brothers, Ronald and Harry and one sister, Marion all preceded him in death. 

Per Dick's wishes, cremation will be held and there will be no calling hours. A 
memorial gathering will be held at a later date. His ashes will be scattered in 
Titusville, Penna. and in his beloved Canada. Arrangements were entrusted to Lane 
Family Funeral Homes, Shafer-Winans Chapel in Cortland. 

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

Wednesday April 01, 2020

Obituary
Warren- Shirley A. Gregory, age 84, passed away Tuesday morning at St. Joseph 
Hospital in Warren after a period of declining health. 
Shirley was born January 7, 1936 in Warren to the late Wade and Bertha Linamen. 
She was a graduate of Warren G. Harding High School and the Warren Business 
College. Shirley was avid bowler, she absolutely loved Thursday Bingo, and she 
enjoyed each of her grandchildren. Shirley was the glue that held her family 
together. 
Besides her parents, Shirley is preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, 
Robert E. Gregory, Jr., daughter-in-law Carolyn Gregory, and son-in-law Thomas 
Buzzelli. 
Shirley is survived by her children, Carol Buzzelli, Mary (Thomas) Pifer, and John 
Gregory; six grandchildren, Carrie, Thomas, Jr., Greg, Marcie, Thomas, and Kyle; 
13 great-grandchildren. 
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, funeral services for Shirley will be held at a later 
date. Shirley was laid to rest next to her beloved husband at Crown Hill Burial Park. 
Visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to share memories and condolences with Shirley’s 
family.

Wednesday April 01, 2020

Obituary
Leetonia - Brooke Exten Finley, age 38, of Leetonia, died on Wednesday, April 1, 
2020 at the Salem Regional Medical Center.

She was born on July 5, 1981 in Salem, OH, a daughter of Richard L. Coy and 
Deborah Exten King.

Brooke was a lifetime area resident and had worked as a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband, Stephen C.  Finley and their three children, Jaedon 
Wayne Finley, Tatum Exton Finley and Kyah Blaire Rivera Finley, all of Leetonia; 
Her father, Richard L. Coy of Boardman; mother, Deborah Exten King of New 
Waterford; a brother, Beau Richard Coy of Kirkland, WA; two sisters, Blaire Kekel of 
Salem, and Bridget King of Boardman, and by her maternal grandmother, Frances 
Exten of Franklin Square.

The family will hold a celebration of life service at a later date.

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

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

Wednesday April 01, 2020

Obituary

CANFIELD – Grace Stone, age 83, died Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at her home. She 
was born March 19, 1937 in Oppenheim, New York, daughter of the late Gordon 
Jesse and Helen (Klimes) Lonis.

Grace worked as clerk for Theiss Garden Center. She lived in the Salem area for 12 
years and in Canfield for 45 years. 

Grace was a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was civic-
minded and contributed to the Salem community in many facets, primarily through 
the Salem Garden Club where she was past president. 

She loved gardening and during the off-season, she enjoyed bowling, receiving 
numerous awards.

Her husband, Earl L. Stone whom she married March 8, 1958 preceded her in death 
August 2, 2019.

Survivors include a son, Steven C. (Vicki) Stone of Salem, their children, Samantha,  
Andrea (Kevin) Miller and Adam; two daughters, Cheryl M. (Kenneth) Beall of New 
Port Beach, CA, their children, Lauren (Eric) Nelson of Ojai, CA, Danielle (Tyler) 
Watts of Austin and Charles Beall; Susan (Ted) VanAnne of Georgetown, TX, their 
children, Calon (Amy)Walsh of Pittsburgh and Luke Walsh of Austin, TX, Ashley 
VanAnne of Orlando, Florida and Taylor (Ariana) VanAnne.  She has one sister, 
Anita L. Newhart of Marietta, OH; a brother, Gordon R. Lonis of Cuyahoga Falls, 
OH; ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Besides her parents and husband, a sister, Marie Reiman; and great-grandson, 
Jacob Miller also preceded her in death.

Due to health concerns, a private burial will be held at Hope Cemetery.

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

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

Wednesday April 01, 2020

Obituary
  George B. Miller, age 69, of Sebring, passed away at 9:12 a.m., Wednesday, April 
1, 2020 at his home.

  He was born July 4, 1950 in Alliance, Ohio to George C. and Elsie K. (Lilly) Miller.

  George was a 1968 graduate of West Branch High School and attended Mount 
Union College. He retired from AT&T, formerly Ohio Bell in 1999, and was currently 
employed at All Pro RV in Alliance.

  A member of the Camp Fire Street Rodder’s Club, George also enjoyed the 
outdoors. He loved spending time with family and friends.

  Survivors include George’s wife, Connie M. (Seifert) Miller whom he married 
November 24, 1971; three children, G. Bryan (Denise Rossi) Miller of Willow Spring, 
NC, Michael George (Jennifer) Miller of Alliance and Melinda A. Miller of the home; 
grandson, Brennon Miller; and sisters, Sally Heestand of Beloit and Jola (Don) 
Agnew of Alliance.

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

  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Warren Family 
Mission P.O. Box 311 Warren, OH 44485.

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

Wednesday April 01, 2020

Obituary
 

  Gladys Stanfield, age 90, of Sebring, passed away at 8:35 a.m., Sunday, March 
29, 2020 at Crandall Medical Center.

  She was born November 11, 1929, in Alliance, Ohio, to George and Helen (Blake) 
Noling.

  Gladys was a graduate of Alliance High School and attended Malone College and 
Mount Union College.

  She was employed at the former Lamborn Green House, 1952-1964, Sherwood 
Garment Factory, 1964-1966 and also Director of Housekeeping at Alliance City 
Hospital, 1966 to 1979.

  Survivors include her children, Dexter (Michelle) Sams, Marshalynn Sams Sloan 
and Donnelle R. (Laura) Sams, all of Alliance, Timothy R. (Marlisa) Sams of East 
Rochester and step-daughter, Jerrilyn (Bowers) Sams of Sebring; 17 grandchildren 
and  10 great-grandchildren.

  In addition to her parents, Gladys was preceded in death by her first husband, 
Walter Roland Sams whom she married May 7, 1951 and who died April 7, 1966, 
second husband, Harold Stanfield whom she married in 1984; son, Walter R. Sams 
Jr.; brothers, Clifford E. Noling, Lawrence W. Noling, Raymond Noling, and Gary 
Lee Noling; sisters. Mrs. Chester (Goldie) Wade, Mrs. Frances Neiswanger and 
Mrs. Betty Mikes.

  A private service will be held at Grandview Cemetery in Sebring.

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

Wednesday April 01, 2020

Obituary
LOUISE R.VANCE, AGE 82, OF LOUISVILLE, OH PASSED AWAY ON SATURDAY, 
MARCH 28TH SURROUNDED BY HER LOVING FAMILY.  

SHE WAS BORN DECEMBER 27TH, 1937 IN CLEVELAND OHIO TO THE LATE 
CLARENCE AND ROSE (LONG) SMITH. LOUISE GADUATED FROM BEREA 
HIGH SCHOOL IN 1956. 

ASIDE FROM HER PARENTS, LOUISE WAS PRECEEDED IN DEATH BY HER 
HUSBAND OF 63 YEARS, KEN VANCE. LOUISE AND KEN WERE CO-OWNERS 
OF THE TURQUIOISE BUFFALO GALLERY AND SPENT MUCH OF THEIR TIME 
TRAVELING ACROSS THE COUNTRY IN THEIR MOTORHOME BUYING, 
TRADING AND SELLING NATIVE AMERICAN ARTIFACTS AND JEWELRY.  

LOUISE ALSO LOVED SELLING HER WARES AT INDIAN POW-WOWS AND THE 
NUMEROUS “SHOWS” THAT SHE ATTENDED. 

 LOUISE LOVED HOSTINGS THEIR MONTHLY SING A LONGS WITH THEIR 
MANY FRIENDS AND FAMILY AT THEIR HOME AND THE YEARLY PICNIC IN 
THE PARK.  SHE ENJOYED RIDING IN HER CORVETTE AND CARING FOR 
HER KITTIES.   

LOUISE LEAVES BEHIND HER ONLY SON RON (BARB) VANCE, HER ONLY 
GRANDDAUGHTER AMANDA (BRIAN) WYCUFF AND HER ONLY GREAT-
GRANDDAUGHTER MORGAN.  

SHE IS ALSO SURVIVED BY BROTHER-IN- LAW GLENN VANCE, SISTER IN 
LAW BILLIE VANCE, NEPHEWS NEIL (BECKY), GARY, MICHAEL (ANN) VANCE, 
GREAT-NEPHEWS JEFF (SAVANNAH) AND LINCOLN VANCE, GREAT-NIECE 
VERONICA VANCE.  

NO SERVICES ARE PLANNED AT THIS TIME.

Tuesday March 31, 2020

Obituary
Niles - Thomas R. Davis, 55, passed away on Monday March 30, 2020 at Select 
Specialty Hospital in Boardman. 

Thomas was born on March 31, 1964 in Youngstown, Ohio, the son of Ralph and 
Sandy Davis. He married the love of his life, Paula Davis, on August 20, 2017. 

Thomas loved working on his trains, which he had a whole set up down in his 
basement and working in the garage with his grandson. He enjoyed motorcycles, 
especially Harley’s and he was an avid gun collector. Although he had many things 
he loved to do, there was nothing that he loved more than spending time with his 
family. 

He will be deeply missed by his parents Ralph and Sandy; his wife Paula; his 
children Kyle, Kelsey and Luke Davis; his stepsons Jared (Gabrielle) and Justin 
Paskel; his grandchildren Annabelle, Isaac, Jared and Daryl; and his sisters Terri 
and Tammy. 

He is preceded in death by his grandparents and his uncle. 
The family will be holding a memorial gathering at a later date. 

Friends and family may send their heartfelt condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com

Tuesday March 31, 2020

Obituary
Richard S. Rosine, 84, passed away on March 28, 2020 at Liberty Health Care. 
Richard was born on December 4, 1935 to the late Edward F. and Mildred M. Keffer 
Rosine. 

He was a lifelong resident of the area graduating from The Rayen School. Richard 
attended Youngstown State University before beginning a career as a Mechanical 
and Sales Engineer in the steel industry. 

A member of Emmanuel Baptist Church for 52 years, Richard held numerous offices 
in the Baptist Youth Groups. In 1987 he joined Western Reserve Baptist Church 
where he served as a Deacon. He also attended Christ’s Church with his wife. 

Richard was a member of the Mahoning Valley Engineers Society and the 
Republican Club of Hubbard. He belonged to St. Albans Lodge No. 677 F&AM for 
48 years where he served twice as Master and held the offices of Treasurer and 
Secretary. He was elected President of the Masonic Temple Board of Trustees for 
two terms. Richard was an active member of All the Lodges Called St. Albans 
International, was a member of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite – Valley of 
Youngstown and was past president of the Past Masters Association of the 24th 
Masonic district. He was also a charter member of the Temple on the Hill Twelve 
High Club. 

On July 27, 1956 he was united in marriage to the former Mona J. Kriebel who 
preceded him in death. Richard is survived by his children Richard (Linda) Rosine, 
Jr. and Velina Jo (Timothy) Taylor and his grandchildren Michael Warren and Kara 
Rosine. He was preceded in death by an infant brother. 

A Memorial Service with Masonic Services will be held at a later date. Please visit 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com to express condolences to the family.

Tuesday March 31, 2020

Obituary
ALLIANCE - Betty L. Caldwell (Beck), 97 years old, a resident of Alliance 
Community Care and former long-time resident of Salem, Ohio, passed away 
peacefully on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. She was born in Salem, Ohio on December 
10, 1922 to the late Rolland Glen and Hazel May (Taylor) Beck.

Betty was a member of First United Methodist Church and the Order of Eastern Star 
serving as Worthy Matron in 1956. She was a 1940 graduate of Salem High School.

She is preceded in death by her husbands, Robert Kirchgessner Sr. and Stroh 
Caldwell; son, Robert Kirchgessner Jr. and beloved siblings, Wendall J. Beck and 
Shirlee J. Bell.

Survivors include her son, Thomas G. (Dolly) Caldwell and daughter-in-law, 
Jeanette Kirchgessner. She was a loving grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and 
great aunt to many.

Private arrangements were handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and 
Cremation Services.

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

Tuesday March 31, 2020

Obituary
Leila N. Bowman, age 103 passed away peacefully Monday, March 30, 2020 at 
Altercare of Alliance. She was born September 8, 1916 to Herchel Bowman and 
Francis (Blaine) Bowman. Per her request a Private burial will take place at 
Grandview Cemetery in Salem, Ohio. Friends and family may share their 
condolences online at www.deansfuneralhome.com. Services are entrusted to 
Dean's Funeral Home Sebring, Ohio.

Monday March 30, 2020

Obituary
Plain City, Ohio – James W. Wyant Jr., 77, passed away on Saturday March 28, 
2020, after a long illness at his home surrounded by family. 

James was born on August 24, 1942 in Warren, Ohio, the son of James W. and 
Mary (Pursley) Wyant Sr. 

After graduating from high school, he decided to serve his country in the Navy. 
During this time, he also married his wife Barbara D. (Neff) Wyant on November 18, 
1961 and they started their family together. 

Jim worked for many years as a foreman at American Welding, after American 
Welding shut down he moved to Glade Spring, Va. where he worked at Titan Wheel 
& later owned and operated with his wife a gas station and B & J Mart. He loved to 
play & watch golf! He enjoyed going to NASCAR races. Jim spent a lot of his time 
caring for his wife and family. 

James will be deeply missed by his children, Mark A. (Kristen) Wyant of Columbus 
and Annette R. (Douglas) Marble of Plain City; five grandchildren, Trevor and Cole 
Marble; Tyler, Trenton Wyant, Erika (Jackson) Bumgarner; and his brother Charles 
Gary (Patti) Wyant. 

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, his son James D. Wyant, 
his brother Robert Eugene Wyant,and his great niece Abby Sredniawa. 
Private family services will be held. 

Burial will take place at Braceville Township Cemetery. 

Since we are not able to send flowers, the family is asking for donations to be made 
in James W. Wyant Jr. name to Homes for Heroes. 

Monday March 30, 2020

Obituary
William (Bill) Ralph Scannell, 85, was born January 9, 1935, in Youngstown, Ohio to 
the late Francis “Curly” Scannell and Margaret (Morgan) Scannell. 

Bill graduated from The Rayen High School in 1953 and attended Youngstown 
College studying Engineering. 

The summer months of his college years were spent working for the American 
Baptist Assembly Grounds at Green Lake Wisconsin, where he was a lifeguard, 
swim and water ski instructor. It was at Green Lake he met his future wife Nina Darr. 

They were married at Green Lake on October 18, 1958 and made their home in 
Youngstown, Ohio and later built their family home in Austintown, Ohio. He was a 
United States Veteran after being drafted and honorably discharged from the US 
Army serving at Aberdeen and Ft. Knox. 

As a draftsman, Bill worked at General Fireproofing, McKay Machine, Wean United, 
and Packard Electric designing office furniture, steel mills, and electric arc furnaces. 
He retired as a CAD designer of automotive wiring harnesses where he worked with 
rapid prototyping, a precursor to 3D Printing. An avid golfer, he was a member of 
several golf leagues and also enjoyed bowling. 

Bill and Nina were members of Western Reserve United Methodist Church and 
former members of Calvary Baptist Church, where they served as youth advisors, 
Sunday School teachers and sang in the choir. 

Left to carry memories are two sons; Alan J. (Lisa) Scannell of Youngstown, David 
(Maureen Drummond) Scannell of Canfield; three grandchildren, Christina Danko, 
Stephen Scannell, and Matthew Scannell, and three great-grandchildren. 

Also, surviving is his brother Charles (Betty) and nephews Jeffrey (Judy) and 
Gordon (Laura) and their families of Detroit, Michigan. 

William was predeceased by his parents and wife. 

A private memorial service will be held with a memorial service planned for a later 
date. 

Memorial contributions can be made to Western Reserve United Methodist Church, 
4580 Canfield Rd, Canfield, OH 44406 or Second Harvest Foodbank, 2805 Salt 
Springs Rd, Youngstown, OH 44509

Monday March 30, 2020

Obituary
  Margaret Louanna Chambers White was born on May 19, 1930 in Alliance, Ohio, 
the second child of Frederic James Chambers, Sr. and Nora Chambers. She 
passed away Monday, March 30, 2020 at Spring Cypress Assisted Living in 
Cypress, Texas. 

  Peggy, as she was known to her friends, was a lifelong member of Damascus 
Friends Church in Damascus, Ohio. She attended grade school and high school in 
Damascus. Upon graduation from high school, she attended Houghton College in 
Houghton, NY and graduated from William Penn University in Oskaloosa, Iowa.  In 
the interim between the two colleges, she served as children’s librarian at the 
Carnegie Free Library in Alliance, Ohio.

  It was while attending William Penn, Peggy met her lifelong love, Almon White, 
and after one year, they were married on August 21, 1953. Immediately after their 
marriage, they moved to Portland, Oregon, where Al attended seminary and she 
worked as the assistant librarian at the school. From there they moved to Wilmore, 
KY where she again worked as an assistant librarian at Asbury Theological 
Seminary while her husband finished his degree. She then returned to college and 
finished her degree.

  Upon graduation, she accepted a position as third grade teacher in Richland, Iowa, 
where her husband was pastor of the Friends Church. She was the first elementary 
teacher in that school who had received a college degree. After one year they 
moved to Wheaton, IL, where she became a first grade teacher in the Wheaton 
School District. Again Al was in Grad School at Wheaton College.

  From there they returned to Damascus and Peggy taught first grade in the West 
Branch School District and assisted in the management of the Friends Book Store 
where Al was the manager. Their two children were born while they were living in 
Damascus. During 1976, Peggy served as the Executive Secretary of the 
Damascus Historical Society and planning committee for the Bicentennial 
Celebrations.

  In 1977, the family moved to the Houston area. Here Peggy became active in Bible 
Study Fellowship where she was a leader for a number of years. She was also 
active in the Leah Circle of Lakewood United Methodist Church. Along with those 
activities, she again assisted her husband in the management of Mills Bible Store.

  Preceded in death by her mother, father, brother, Frederic James Chambers, Jr. 
and son, James Brian White, Peggy is survived by her husband of 66 years, Almon 
White; daughter, Robyn Burns; grandchildren, Rachel Burns-Sevilla (husband Elvis), 
Richard Burns, Randall James Burns (wife Dawn); and her great-granddaughter, 
Elizabeth Burns, along with niece, Stephanie Chambers and nephew, Scott 
Chambers.

  She was loved and respected by those who knew her.

  A private graveside service will be held with interment at Damascus Friends 
Cemetery.

  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Lakewood United Methodist Church 
Missions Committee 11330 Louetta Rd. Houston, TX   77070 or to Northshore 
Friends Church ℅ Marilyn Maters, Treasurer 13823 Woodforest Blvd. Houston, TX   
77015. Arrangements are by Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 75 S. Union 
Ave., Alliance, OH 44601.

Monday March 30, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – Lorenzo Thomas Garofalo, age 85 died at 2:32 a.m. Thursday, March 26, 
2020 at Salem Regional Medical Center. He was born February 28, 1935 in Canton, 
son of the late Joseph and Lilla Garofalo.

Lorenzo was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church. He had worked as a printer. 
Lorenzo was a veteran of the United States Army.

Survivors include his wife, Rosalind (Spadero) Garofalo of Salem; two sons, Steven 
(Dianna) Garofalo of Leetonia and Michael Garofalo, Salem; and grandchildren, 
Nathan and Hannah Garofalo.

Besides his parents, a brother, Carl and sister, Lena also preceded him in death.

A celebration of Lorenzo’s life will be announced later. Burial was held a Highland 
Memorial Park in Beloit.

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

Monday March 30, 2020

Obituary
Salem:
Jack Ramsey age 90, passed away March 29, 2020 at Community Care Center in 
Alliance. He was born December 3, 1929 to Ralph Ramsey and Florence (Fields) 
Ramsey. 

Per his request Private cremation has taken place. At a later date inurnment with full 
Military honors will take place at Ohio Western reserve National Cemetery. 

Friends and family may express their condolences online at www.deansfuneral 
home.com. 

Services are entrusted to Dean's Funeral Home Sebring, Ohio.

Monday March 30, 2020

Obituary
Jeff Heiser, age 57 passed away Saturday, March 28,2020 at Arbors at Minerva.  

He was born October 7, 1962 to Orra Wilson Heiser and Ester May (Beavers) 
Heiser. He will be sadly missed by his wife Gayle.  

Per his request cremation has taken place and no public services will be held at this 
time. 

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

Services are entrusted to Dean's Funeral Home Sebring, Ohio.

Sunday March 29, 2020

Obituary
Plain City, Ohio – James W. Wyant Jr., 77, passed away on Saturday March 28, 
2020, after a long illness at his home surrounded by family. 

James was born on August 24, 1942 in Warren, Ohio, the son of James W. and 
Mary (Pursley) Wyant Sr. 

After graduating from high school, he decided to serve his country in the Navy. 
During this time, he also married his wife Barbara D. (Neff) Wyant on November 18, 
1961 and they started their family together. 
Jim worked for many years as a foreman at American Welding, after American 
Welding shut down he moved to Glade Spring, Va. where he worked at Titan Wheel 
& later owned and operated with his wife a gas station and B & J Mart. He loved to 
play & watch golf! He enjoyed going to NASCAR races. Jim spent a lot of his time 
caring for his wife and family. 

James will be deeply missed by his children, Mark A. (Kristen) Wyant of Columbus 
and Annette R. (Douglas) Marble of Plain City; five grandchildren, Trevor and Cole 
Marble; Tyler, Trenton Wyant, Erika (Jackson) Bumgarner; and his brother Charles 
Gary (Patti) Wyant. 

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, his son James D. Wyant, 
his brother Robert Eugene Wyant,and his great niece Abby Sredniawa. 
Private family services will be held. 

Burial will take place at Braceville Township Cemetery. 

Since we are not able to send flowers, the family is asking for donations to be made 
in James W. Wyant Jr. name to Homes for Heroes. 

Friends and family may send their heartfelt condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com

Saturday March 28, 2020

Obituary
WARREN – Patricia H. Emery, 81, of Warren went to dance in the sky on March 26, 
2020 surrounded by her loved ones. 
Patricia was born on August 1, 1938, in Port Jervis, New York, the daughter of 
Robert and Genevieve (Davis) Pentland. On June 29, 1956 she married the love of 
her life, Wayne W. Emery Sr. 

Patricia worked as a dietary aid at Trumbull Memorial Hospital up until her 
retirement in 1995. 
There were many things that Patricia enjoyed doing throughout her life. She loved to 
cook and get her nails done. 

She enjoyed watching T.V. shows such as The Price Is Right and Let’s Make A Deal 
in the morning and then Family Feud and Wheel of Fortune in the evening. When 
she wasn’t watching those shows, she would have the Hallmark Channel on. 

There was nothing that she loved more then spending time with her family. 

Patricia is survived by her children Sheryl (James) Smith of Champion, Jeanne 
Morrison of Warren, David Emery of Warren, and Connie (Sean) Diglaw of Howland; 
her daughter-in-law Valarie Emery of Cortland; her grandchildren Kimberly (Erik) 
Plant, Patricia (Mark) Gargon, Ammie (Eric) Spitzer, Brian Smith, Amber (her fiance, 
Mark) Smith, Bryce Diglaw, Brynn Diglaw, Chase Emery, and Maddison Emery; 9 
great-grandchildren; her sisters Jeanne Nizol and Elizabeth Maas; her brother Tom 
(Connie) Pentland and many other family members. 
Besides her parents, Patricia is preceded in death by her husband Wayne W. Emery 
Sr., her son Wayne W. Emery Jr., and her brothers James and Robert Pentland. 

Patricia’s family will be having a memorial service honoring her on April 4, 2020 at 
3:00 pm at the Howland Park. Flowers may be sent to 1985 Bonnie Brae Dr. NE, 
Warren, OH 44483.

Saturday March 28, 2020

Obituary
WARREN – Patricia H. Emery, 81, of Warren went to dance in the sky on March 26, 
2020 surrounded by her loved ones. 
Patricia was born on August 1, 1938, in Port Jervis, New York, the daughter of 
Robert and Genevieve (Davis) Pentland. On June 29, 1956 she married the love of 
her life, Wayne W. Emery Sr. 

Patricia worked as a dietary aid at Trumbull Memorial Hospital up until her 
retirement in 1995. 
There were many things that Patricia enjoyed doing throughout her life. She loved to 
cook and get her nails done. 

She enjoyed watching T.V. shows such as The Price Is Right and Let’s Make A Deal 
in the morning and then Family Feud and Wheel of Fortune in the evening. When 
she wasn’t watching those shows, she would have the Hallmark Channel on. 

There was nothing that she loved more then spending time with her family. 

Patricia is survived by her children Sheryl (James) Smith of Champion, Jeanne 
Morrison of Warren, David Emery of Warren, and Connie (Sean) Diglaw of Howland; 
her daughter-in-law Valarie Emery of Cortland; her grandchildren Kimberly (Erik) 
Plant, Patricia (Mark) Gargon, Ammie (Eric) Spitzer, Brian Smith, Amber (her fiance, 
Mark) Smith, Bryce Diglaw, Brynn Diglaw, Chase Emery, and Maddison Emery; 9 
great-grandchildren; her sisters Jeanne Nizol and Elizabeth Maas; her brother Tom 
(Connie) Pentland and many other family members. 
Besides her parents, Patricia is preceded in death by her husband Wayne W. Emery 
Sr., her son Wayne W. Emery Jr., and her brothers James and Robert Pentland. 

Patricia’s family will be having a memorial service honoring her on April 4, 2020 at 
3:00 pm at the Howland Park. Flowers may be sent to 1985 Bonnie Brae Dr. NE, 
Warren, OH 44483.

Saturday March 28, 2020

Obituary
WARREN – Patricia H. Emery, 81, of Warren went to dance in the sky on March 26, 
2020 surrounded by her loved ones. 
Patricia was born on August 1, 1938, in Port Jervis, New York, the daughter of 
Robert and Genevieve (Davis) Pentland. On June 29, 1956 she married the love of 
her life, Wayne W. Emery Sr. 

Patricia worked as a dietary aid at Trumbull Memorial Hospital up until her 
retirement in 1995. 
There were many things that Patricia enjoyed doing throughout her life. She loved to 
cook and get her nails done. 

She enjoyed watching T.V. shows such as The Price Is Right and Let’s Make A Deal 
in the morning and then Family Feud and Wheel of Fortune in the evening. When 
she wasn’t watching those shows, she would have the Hallmark Channel on. 

There was nothing that she loved more then spending time with her family. 

Patricia is survived by her children Sheryl (James) Smith of Champion, Jeanne 
Morrison of Warren, David Emery of Warren, and Connie (Sean) Diglaw of Howland; 
her daughter-in-law Valarie Emery of Cortland; her grandchildren Kimberly (Erik) 
Plant, Patricia (Mark) Gargon, Ammie (Eric) Spitzer, Brian Smith, Amber (her fiance, 
Mark) Smith, Bryce Diglaw, Brynn Diglaw, Chase Emery, and Maddison Emery; 9 
great-grandchildren; her sisters Jeanne Nizol and Elizabeth Maas; her brother Tom 
(Connie) Pentland and many other family members. 
Besides her parents, Patricia is preceded in death by her husband Wayne W. Emery 
Sr., her son Wayne W. Emery Jr., and her brothers James and Robert Pentland. 

Patricia’s family will be having a memorial service honoring her on April 4, 2020 at 
3:00 pm at the Howland Park. Flowers may be sent to 1985 Bonnie Brae Dr. NE, 
Warren, OH 44483.

Friday March 27, 2020

Obituary
  Bonny Sue Harris, age 76, of Alliance, passed away at 6:54 a.m., Friday, March 
27, 2020 at Aultman Alliance Community Hospital.

  She was born December 11, 1943, in Terra Alta, WV to Stalie Hartman and Lovey 
(Titchnell) Hartman.

  Bonny loved Elvis, collecting fairies, miniatures and her dogs Sadie and Lucah.

  Survivors include her husband, Delvin Harris whom she married December 28, 
1963; daughter, Lisa Harris; son, Quinten Harris; sister, Alice Zitke of Columbus, 
OH; brother, Larry (Sheila) Hartman of Pennsylvania; and several nieces and 
nephews.

  In addition to her parents, Bonny was preceded in death by her two brothers and 
two sisters.

  Per Bonny’s wishes no services will be held.

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

Thursday March 26, 2020

Obituary
Theresa C. Gallo, 96, of Youngstown passed away early Wednesday morning, 
March 25, 2020, at Austintown Health Care Center. Theresa was born May 10, 1923 
in Youngstown, the daughter of Jacob and Mary Ann (Hinterhauser) Kerchofer. 

She worked in the office for Strouss Department Store and was a former member of 
St. Paul the Apostle Church. Her husband Paul Peter Gallo whom she married 
February 15, 1947, passed away April of 2001. 

Theresa leaves a daughter Rosemary (Tim) Kubli of Canfield, five grandchildren, 
Kristine (Donald) Schrader, Gregory (Krissy) Weimer, Douglas (Stephanie) Weimer, 
Alex (Aubrey Bowser) Kubli, and Eric Kubli, six great grandchildren, as well as three 
sisters, Helen Kerchofer, Ann Pallay, and Barbara (Joseph) Cavalier. Besides her 
parents and husband Theresa was preceded in death by a daughter Pauline 
Weimer, three brothers, John, Jack and Thomas Kerchofer, and three sisters, 
Frances Bielecki, Mary Tondy and Betty Tondy. 

A memorial service celebrating the life of Theresa will be held at a later date. In lieu 
of flowers, the family would like donations to be made to the American Heart 
Association in Theresa’s name. 

Arrangements were entrusted to the Lane Funeral Home, Canfield Chapel.

Thursday March 26, 2020

Obituary
Barbara Jean Roessler, 86 

Barbara Jean Roessler, 86 of Windsor House of Canfield, formerly of Austintown, 
died Wednesday evening at Windsor House. Barbara was born August 13, 1933 in 
Newark, Ohio, a daughter of the late Vernon and Naomi (Green) Gamble. 

Barbara had worked at Packard Electric for over 20 years before her retirement. 

She was a lifetime member of Lake Milton American Legion Post #737 Auxilliary, 
the Ellsworth VFW #9571 Auxilliary and The Ladie’s Auxilliary of the Fraternal Order 
of Eagles #3298. Barbara enjoyed baking, cooking and playing cards. 

Her husband, William Roessler, whom she married September 17, 1988, died 
March 23, 2010. She leaves two daughters, Pamela (Stanley) Baytos, Cindy 
(Stewart) Slider both of Berlin Center; one son, Edward (Angela) Miller of Lake 
Milton; five grandchildren, Jacob Baytos, Angela Klinginsmith, Joseph Miller, 
Edward Miller, Krystal Miller and nine great-grandchildren. Barbara also leaves her 
sister, Betty McCarthy of Georgia. 

There will be no calling hours per Barbara’s wishes. There will be Celebration of Life 
at a later date.

Thursday March 26, 2020

Obituary
John Siwinski, age 85 of Cortland, passed away on February 29, 2020 at Hospice 
House in Poland. John was born in Cleveland, Ohio on May 2, 1934 to Steven & 
Mary Siwinski. 

On October 22, 1960, John was united in marriage to the former Ada DeClet who 
preceded him in death on March 11, 2019. 

John spent his career as a civil engineer retiring from Diamond Steel Construction 
Company. 
He was a member of St. Robert Catholic Church, and a longtime member of the 
Navy League of Vieques, Puerto Rico. 

John is survived by his daughters Suzette Drawl, Sharon Siwinski and Christie 
(Kevin) Krolkosky, his grandson Adam (Jyldyz Dzhumabekova) Drawl and many 
other family and friend. Besides his wife of 58 years, John was preceded in death by 
his parents and several siblings. John was the last Siwinski of his generation. 

The family would like to express their gratitude to Rebecca, John’s Hospice nurse 
and Doug Ryan, John’s caregiver, for their invaluable help, support and care of 
John. 

A memorial service was scheduled for May 1st at St. Robert’s Catholic Church, but 
has been postponed for a later date. 

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made Hospice of the Valley; 979 
Tibbetts Wick rd. Suite A; Girard, Ohio 44420.

Wednesday March 25, 2020

Obituary
Jodi Lynn Conrad-Horton, age 45, of Louisville, OH passed away on Sunday, March 
22, 2020. She was born December 18, 1974 in Canton, OH. She was a member of 
the Beech Mennonite Church in Louisville. Jodi is survived by her parents, John and 
Jama Conrad , her sister Melanie (Jim) Pucci, a niece, Kayla (Johnny Davis) 
Wilson, two nephews, Corey(Kristen) Wilson, Austen Black, great-nephew, Braxton 
Wilson and many aunts, uncles and cousins. 

Jodi,
Our beautiful, sweet, caring, loving child who had a heart of gold. You got into a 
battle in your life that despite all of the efforts of all of us and yourself we could not 
conquer. Your mother and I, your sister, your niece and nephews, your extended 
family and countless wonderful friends. The battle was just so hard we could not 
beat it. We never gave up on you and I’m proud of you for never giving up on 
yourself. Now that battle for you is over, we will go on with a hole in our hearts but 
we know you are well and that will help us heal I hope.
I can only say that you did not lose your battle, you won! You got the golden ticket 
that we all strive for, we will join you some day in heaven. I hope your days are filled 
with fields of flowers and lots of puppies and the things you loved, until we see you 
again. Shine on baby girl.
We love you,
Mom and Dad

A celebration of Life is being planned for a future date. Online condolences may left 
for the family at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

Tuesday March 24, 2020

Obituary
East Palestine – Jeanette Israel, 87, died Saturday, March 21, 2020 at Christian 
House, East Palestine.

On September 22, 1932 Walter and Viola Bonnell, of Poughkeepsie, NY, welcomed 
their second child, Jeanette. The world would never be the same.

Jeanette was a bold and brash redhead who could outrun and out-think most of the 
kids her in grade. Once a boy made the mistake of calling her “Jeanie” and was 
rewarded with a swift kick to the shin. He never made that mistake again.

She grew up, moved to Pennsylvania, and married Ted Israel against her father’s 
wishes on August 29, 1953. She was never afraid to do what she thought was right.

Jeanette became a registered nurse and worked the emergency room, obstetrics, 
ICU and drug & alcohol recovery. She worked third shift for years at the Beaver 
Valley Medical Center before retiring as Shift Supervisor. She would delight her 
children with the grossest work stories around the dinner table.

She loved her community and volunteered countless hours with Campfire Girls, 
FISH, the medicine assistance program, Meals on Wheels, garden club and others. 
Jeanette also worked with the East Palestine swimming program for more than 30 
years, providing lessons to everyone from infants to adults. If you’re reading this in 
the local paper, chances are she taught you to swim.

Jeanette was an avid golfer and bowler, with a closet full of trophies to attest to her 
skill. She loved people and never let the truth get in the way of a good story.

She was a member of the First Church of Christ and regularly attended services.

Ted preceded her in death on September 16, 1993. They had just celebrated their 
40th wedding anniversary.

She is survived by four children, each distinctly different from the next. Janice 
(Josef) Schützenhöfer, Nancy (John Mahoney) Israel, Linda (Jim) Murphy and Craig 
(Sheri) Israel. She leaves behind a sister, Joan Clark; a brother in law, John 
Polinsky; and eight grandchildren, Louie Schützenhöfer, Matthew Mahoney, Megan 
Mahoney, Aren Kirkeeng, Ethan Kirkeeng, Cullen Murphy, Lily Israel and Macey 
Israel.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Joyce Polinsky; a 
brother, Jim Bonnell; and a grandchild, Nick Murphy.

The family will be holding a private family memorial service at a later date. But 
you’re welcome to lift a drink to Jeanette’s memory whenever you’d like.

Memorial tributes may be made to East Palestine Social Concerns. Professional 
arrangements were made by the Van Dyke-Swaney-Rettig Funeral Home, East 
Palestine. Sign the register and send condolences at www.familycareservices.com

Tuesday March 24, 2020

Obituary
New Waterford - Judith A. Beight, 75, of New Waterford, died on Sunday, March 22, 
2020 at Covington Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, East Palestine.

Mrs. Beight was born on December 4, 1944 in Youngstown, OH, a daughter of the 
late Harry and Alice Joyce. 

Judith had worked as a store manager for the family company and was a member of 
St. Jude Roman Catholic Church.  She enjoyed spending time at the beach and 
taking care of her beloved pets.

Her husband, Norman Dennis Beight, whom she married on February 21, 1970 
preceded her in death on January 2, 2020.

She is survived by her two sons, Greg (Tricia) Beight of New Springfield and Brian 
(Candie Burbick) Beight of Leetonia; two brothers, William (Chris) Joyce of 
Boardman and Harry "Bud" (Patty) Joyce of Boardman; and four grandchildren, 
Patrick, Megan, Allison, and Madeline.

She was preceded in death by grandsons, Collin and Holden Beight.

Private graveside services will be held at the New Waterford Cemetery with Father 
Christopher Cicero officiating.

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

Tuesday March 24, 2020

Obituary
Denise M. Zimmermann, 56, passed away Saturday evening, March 21, 2020, at 
the Cleveland Clinic, surrounded by her family following a yearlong battle with 
pulmonary hypertension. 

Denise was born May 10, 1963, in Youngstown, the daughter of Donald W. and 
Barbara (Boyer) Phillips. 

She was a 1981 graduate of Austintown Fitch High School. Prior to her illness, 
Denise worked for over twenty years as a Seamstress for Red Diamond Uniform 
and Police Supply in Austintown. She enjoyed crafting, gardening, reading and 
mostly spending time with her daughters and her grandchildren. 

In addition to her father, Denise is survived by her high school sweetheart and 
husband Richard R. Zimmermann whom she married March 10, 1983; her three 
daughters Samantha (Josh) Barringer, Amanda (Joel) Hodge, and Marisa (Stephen) 
Gallant; her grandchildren Sophia, Quinn, Madilynn, Rosaleigh, Isaak, Charlotte, 
Brooklyn, Aubrey, Mckenzie, and Riley; her brother David W. (Victoria) Phillips; five 
nieces, six nephews and many loving aunts, uncles and cousins. 
She was preceded in death by her daughter Julie Ann and her mother Barbara. 

A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date. Family and friends are 
encouraged to express their thoughts of sympathy at lanefuneralhomes.com, and 
are asked to postpone sending flowers until the time of the service. If you would like 
to do something at this time, we suggest that you send food to the family by 
supporting one of our local restaurant establishments.

Tuesday March 24, 2020

Obituary
  Judy Ann Phillips, age 66 of Alliance, passed away at 8:22 a.m., Tuesday, March 
24, 2020 at her home.

  She was born August 24, 1953 in Alliance, Ohio, to Ray E. “Pop” Steed and Anna 
Bell (Gaumer) Steed.

  A graduate of Alliance High School, Judy worked for Lois Hubbard as a 
bookkeeper, and also for Pag’s Excavating.

  She also worked in Accounts Payable at Robertson’s.

  A former member of the Alliance Church of the Nazarene, Judy attended the South 
Union Chapel. She loved cooking and baking.

  She will be loved and missed by her family, including her husband, John W. 
Phillips, whom she married July 10, 1971; children, Michelle D. (Dave) Pugsley of 
Plant City, Florida, Thomas J. (Lori) Phillips of Westerville, Ohio, and Kevin R. 
(Alyssa Bowman) Phillips, of Alliance; and grandchildren, Maslyn Phillips, and Drew 
Phillips.

    She was preceded in death by her parents.

  A Celebration of Life Service for Judy will be held at a later date.

  Memorial Contributions may be made to Aultman/Alliance Hospice, 200 E. State 
St., Alliance, Ohio 44601.

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

Tuesday March 24, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – Lois “Jean” Hannay, age 90 died Saturday, March 21, 2020 at Brookdale 
Salem.  She was born October 10, 1929 in Salem, daughter of the late Harry L. and 
Dorothy (Izenour) Heltzel. 

Jean grew up in Columbiana, Ohio and was a graduate of Columbiana High School, 
class of 1947.  She worked for Ohio Bell Telephone for six years as a telephone 
operator and repair clerk, and later worked at former Daniel. E. Smith Jeweler for 25 
years retiring in 1989.  She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of 
Salem and the November Circle of the church. She enjoyed gardening, reading, 
crosswords and lunches with her “Friday Girls,” but her greatest joy was spending 
time with her grandchildren.

Besides her parents, Jean was preceded in death by her husband, William M. 
Hannay whom she married on October 23, 1998.

Survivors include her two daughters, Pam (Tom) Butler of Pittsburgh and Shelley 
(Steve) Allen of Akron and sister Nancy Kryz of Olmsted Township; grandchildren, 
Ross (Nina) Butler, Chloe (Jared) Weight, Grant Butler, Joni Allen, and Natalie Allen 
who also preceded her in death; great grandchild, Elliana Weight; step son, Mark 
(Jackie) Hannay; step grandchildren, Patrick Hannay, Elizabeth (Joe) Habarka, 
Christi (Mathew) Arnoto, Kelly Paxson, and Richard (Michelle) Paxson; and seven 
step great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Angels for Animals, 4750 West South 
Range Road, Canfield, OH 44406 or Columbiana County Humane Society, P. O. 
Box 101, Salem, OH 44460.

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

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

Tuesday March 24, 2020

Obituary
Lisbon - Paul Herbert Wright, 78, of Lisbon, died on Monday, March 23, 2020 at 
Salem Regional Medical Center, Salem.

He was born on May 4, 1941 in Lisbon, Ohio, son of the late Ray and Laura Wycoff 
Wright and had lived in this area all of his life.  Paul had worked as a self employed 
truck driver for 33 years, retiring in 2002.  He was a member of East Fairfield United 
Methodist Church and Teamsters Local #92.

He is survived by his wife, Ruby Mae Salyer Wright, whom he married on July 14, 
1972;  two sons, Ricky Wright and Allen Wright, both of New Waterford; a brother, 
John (Carol) Wright of Dayton; three grandchildren, Kimberly (James) Gilbert, Kathy 
(Jim) Ackerman and Jacob Wright;  and three great grandchildren, Collin Gilbert, 
Taryn Gilbert, and Caden Swanger.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Patricia Erwin and two brothers, Bill Wright 
and Gaylord Wright.

There will be no services at this time and burial will take place at Lisbon Cemetery, 
Lisbon.

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 March 24, 2020

Obituary
 

  Anthony D. Lalli Jr., age 92 of Alliance, passed away at 5:45 a.m. Sunday, March 
22, 2020 at McCrea Manor.

  He was born October 16, 1926 in Warren, Ohio to Anthony and Fannie (Falasca) 
Lalli Sr.

  Mr. Lalli was the Owner/Operator of Ideal Cleaners for more than 30 years.

  He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

  Survivors include many nieces and nephews, and his good friend and companion, 
Sugiko Summers.

  He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Angeline Turo, Mary 
Soletro, Lucy Lalli, Dora Donangelo, Grace Rosler, Steve Lalli, Salvatore Lalli, John 
Lalli, and Frank Lalli.

  A private service will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.

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

Tuesday March 24, 2020

Obituary
  Judith Ann Speer, of Alliance, loving wife, mother and loyal friend, passed away at 
the age of 80, on March 21, 2020 at Crandall Medical Center.

  Judy was born May 13, 1939, in Warren, Ohio to Glenn Charles and Alene (Muter) 
Lechleitner.

  A 1957 graduate of Warren G. Harding High School, Judy graduated from Mount 
Union College in 1961, and attended Ohio State University.

  She previously taught elementary education in Columbus.

  A member of Trinity Episcopal Church, Judy was a member of Job’s Daughters, Tri 
Delta Sorority, Ohio Teacher’s Association, Alliance Woman’s Club, Stark County 
Dental Auxiliary, and Flower Garden Club.

  Judy enjoyed reading, playing bridge, knitting, traveling, and spending time with 
her family. She was known for her dry sense of humor and quick wit.

   She will be loved and missed by her family, including her husband, Dr. Robert L. 
Speer, whom she married June 24, 1961; children, Steven Speer of Independence, 
Ohio, Amy (Steve) Weinsz, of Columbus, and Susan (Brian) Anderson, of Wooster; 
grandchildren, Paxton Robert Speer, Alexander Speer, Mallary Weinsz, Taylor 
Robert Weinsz, Abigail Anderson, and Sophia Anderson; nephews, Jack Storck and 
Jim Storck, and niece, Lori Orahood.

   She was preceded in death by her parents, and sister-in-law, Margaret “Peggy” 
Louise Storck.

 A Memorial Celebration of Judy’s life will be held at a later date. Interment will be at 
Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery.

  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Robert L. and Judith 
Speer Scholarship Fund at the University of Mount Union, 1972 Clark Ave., Alliance, 
Ohio 44601 or Rodman Public Library, 215 E. Broadway Ave. Alliance, Ohio 44601.

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

Tuesday March 24, 2020

Obituary
  "Reunited"

  Keith J. Damon, age 62, of Alliance, passed away from an extended illness at 
McCrea Manor on March 21, 2020.

  He was born June 4th 1957, to Jack A. & Sara E. Damon.

  Keith was baptized on Easter in 1970 at First Baptist Church of Alliance where he 
was a devoted volunteer for many years. A 1976 graduate of Alliance High School, 
Keith worked at Damon Industries for 40 years, from 1973 to 2014.

  He loved to celebrate the holidays by decorating his hair, truck, yard, and house. 
He enjoyed working outdoors. He cared for his beloved mother for a number of 
years after she became ill.

  He is survived by three siblings: Amy (sister), Janice (sister), Ken (twin brother), 
Debbie (sister-in-law), Jennifer (sister-in-law), a niece and three nephews: Julia, 
Timothy, Joel & Kyle.

  He was preceded in death by his grandparents: Almon J. & Mary M. Damon 
(Alliance) and Samuel & Sara Crabb (Rapid City, SD); parents: Jack & Sara Damon, 
& his niece Emily Damon.

  He will be interred at Fairmount Memorial Park. A memorial celebration will be 
announced at a later date this summer.

  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that you make a donation to McCrea Manor 
“Activities”, 2040 McCrea St., Alliance, OH 44601.

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

Tuesday March 24, 2020

Obituary
Della Hough, age 78 passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2020. She was born July 
29, 1941 to Clifford and Rosia (Carter) Robinson. Per her request private cremation 
has taken place. Friends and family may share their condolences and sign the 
online guestbook at www. deansfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are entrusted to 
Dean's Funeral Home Sebring, Ohio.

Monday March 23, 2020

Obituary
Vienna – Mary Jane DiCola, 87, passed away peacefully with her family by her side, 
Thursday morning, March 19, 2020 at Continuing Healthcare of Niles. 
Mary Jane was born on October 13, 1932 in Farrell, PA, a daughter of the late 
Joseph and Anna (Campana) DiCola. She was a graduate of Vienna High School 
where she was an honor student and Treasurer of her class. Mrs. Finamore also 
graduated from Trumbull Memorial Hospital School of Nursing where she was 
President of her classes and awarded numerous scholarships and commendations. 
Mrs. Finamore was a retiree of Saint Joseph Riverside Hospital where she was a 
Registered Nurse. An active member of Saint Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic 
Church and a lifelong supporter of her community, Mrs. Finamore was a girl scout 
leader, a volunteer in support of numerous school and extracurricular activities, and 
active member of the PTA and band boosters at Mathews High School and John F. 
Kennedy High School. 
Mrs. Finamore enjoyed reading, painting, and traveling. She was a devoted wife, 
mother, grandmother, aunt, and sister. She was preceded in death by her beloved 
husband, Rudy Finamore, parents, brother Thomas DiCola, and sister Geri DiCola. 
She is survived by her children, Mark Finamore of Vienna, OH, Catherin (Mike) 
Finamore Henry of Winter Garden, FL, Mary Jo Finamore of Howland, OH, Laurie 
Finamore of Sharpsville, PA, and Ann (George) Balut of Westerville, OH; seven 
grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; and a large extended family. 
A life well-lived, she is in the comfort of God’s hands in a home most worthy of her 
life’s journey. 
Arrangements were entrusted with Lane Family Funeral Homes Madasz Chapel in 
Brookfield. 
Family and friends may send their heartfelt condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com

Monday March 23, 2020

Obituary
Cindy J. Binion, 61, of Stow, passed away on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at the 
Cleveland Clinic Health Center in Stow, Ohio. 

Born July 17, 1958 in Warren, Ohio, Cindy is the daughter of Terry L. and Nancy A. 
(Kuhn) Snyder. Cindy enjoyed small crafts, coloring, playing BINGO and collecting 
porcelain dolls. 

Cindy is survived by her parents Terry and Nancy Snyders; her son Anthony (Sierra) 
Binion; her brother Mark Gibson and her aunt Goldie (Glenn) Creech. 

She was preceded in death by her brothers Bobby Lee Binion and David Snyder. 

Private family services will be held and interment will take place at Kerr Cemetery.

Monday March 23, 2020

Obituary
Warren- Norma L. Armstrong, age 80, passed away Saturday, March 21, 2020 at St. 
Joseph Hospital after a period of declining health. 
Norma was born December 10, 1939 in Hico, West Virginia to the late Forrest Perry 
and Virginia Hackworth Riley. 

Norma was a member of Deforest Road Baptist Church. 

She was co-owner of Jack’s Nest Egg Restaurant in Warren. 
Besides her parents, Norma is preceded in death by her step-mother Stella Perry, 
step-father William Riley, and brother Billy Perry. 

Norma is survived by her husband of 63 years, Jack Armstrong; her children, Donna 
Weiss, Jack Armstrong, Jr., and Georgina Armstrong-Hafner; six grandchildren; her 
sisters Nancy Shields and Sherry Tomlin, and step-sisters Kay Lehman and Carol 
Hobbs. 

A memorial service at Deforest Road Baptist Church will be held at a later date. 

Arrangements trusted to Lane Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel.

Monday March 23, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – Richard D. Henline, age 54 died at 7:40 p.m. Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 
Salem Regional Medical Center. He was born July 23, 1965 in New Brighton, 
Pennsylvania, son of the late Dillard and Norma (Wheeler) Henline.

Richard worked as a supervisor at Century Container in Columbiana. He was a 
veteran of the United States Navy.

Survivors include two sons, Richard Henline and Michael Henline, both of Salem; a 
daughter, Sarah Henline of Salem; three sisters, Dorothy Darin, Shirley Grabowski 
and Bobbie (Brian) Mitchell and Jean Kibbler, all of Salem; a brother, Billy Palubinski 
of Salem and a grandson, Elijah Henline.

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

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

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

Monday March 23, 2020

Obituary
Margaret A. Hill, age 56, of Alliance, passed away Friday, March 20, 2020.

   She was born September 11, 1963, in Alliance, Ohio to Robert Lee Hill Sr. and 
Mabel A. (Ziegler) Hill.

  A 1981 graduate of Alliance High School, she had been a member of the marching 
band.

  Margaret enjoyed singing and crocheting, she loved animals and visiting with her 
family. She enjoyed helping others and had been active in a card ministry and a 
community crochet group. She loved to crochet blankets for her children.

  Survivors include her daughter, Brandy (Joshua) Worthy, of Gibraltar, Michigan; 
son, Eli McCort of Carrollton, Ohio; sister, Susan (Lee)  Harbert of Woodhaven, 
Michigan; brother, Robert (Monica) Hill Jr., of Viroqua, Wisconsin; granddaughter, 
Jayda Lea Worthy, niece, Cara Hill, and nephew, Lee Hill.

  She was preceded in death by her parents, and granddaughter, McKenna Lee.

  Margaret will be laid to rest at Highland Memorial Park.

  Family would like to extend a thank you to Northeast Professional Home Care. 
God bless all who cared for Margaret.

  Memorial contributions may be made to ICAN Housing 1214 W. Market Ave. N. 
Canton, OH 44714 www.ican-inc.org or to Community Services-Stark County 1207 
W. State St. Suite M Alliance, OH 44601 www.commquest.org.

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

Sunday March 22, 2020

Obituary
Carl E. Miller Jr., 64, of Lordstown, passed away Friday at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in 
Youngstown, surrounded by his loving family. 

Born November 1, 1955 in Greenville, Pennsylvania, Carl was the son of the late 
Carl E. and Margaret R. (Morford) Miller Sr. 
Prior to retirement, Carl owned and operated the Best Alarm Company, as well as 
ARC Productions DJ Services. 

He was the current Vice President and past President of the Youngstown Dart 
Association (Y.D.A.). He served as the Y.D.A. Tournament Director for over 10 
years. Carl’s number one passion in life was playing Darts. In recent years, he was 
committed to making the sport accessible to all (American Disability Dart 
Association) and worked diligently to pass rules within the Y.D.A. for handicapped 
players. 

Carl was a past board member and current member of the Lordstown Christian 
Church, as well as longtime member of the Lordstown Lions Club, where he 
volunteered for bingo events, played Santa and did eye testing for local schools. 

If you knew Carl Miller, you knew that he was friend to everyone, and could light up 
any room. If you needed a meal on your table, or just an ear to listen, Carl would be 
there with a smile and a joke. 
Carl was a wonderful father to his daughter Anna R. Miller (Canton, OH), and a 
committed husband to Ruth (Williamson) Miller

This year, Ruth and Carl would have celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. 
Carl is survived by his only sister, Violet (Miller) Gizdic (Niles, OH) and sister-in-law 
Diana A. (Larry) Kish (Columbus, OH), as well as multiple nieces and nephews. 

Besides his parents, Carl is preceded in death by his infant twin sons, Adam and 
David, sister-in-law Barbara A. Tkach (Austintown, OH) and Maureen A. Michaels 
(Florida), brother-in-law Thomas P. Williamson Jr. (Struthers, OH) and nephew 
Brady W. Gizdic (Cortland, OH). 
The Miller family would like to thank all Mercy Hospital nurses and doctors for their 
compassionate care and services over the last several months. Additionally, the 
family would like to thank Dr. Benjamin M. Hayek for being more than just a doctor, 
but also a wonderful friend. 

The family will hold a Celebration of Life at a later date. 

Condolences may be shared with the family at lanefuneralhomes.com.

Saturday March 21, 2020

Obituary
AUSTINTOWN: Virginia P. Ortz, 88, passed away on March 20, 2020 at Brookdale 
Senior Living. Virginia was born on January 24, 1932 in Youngstown, the daughter 
of the late Charles and Pearl Porter. 

Virginia was a bus driver for the Austintown Local Schools retiring in 1995. She was 
a member of Austintown Community Church, the Saxon Club and the Ladies Guild 
of V.F.W. post 4237. She was a poll worker for the local election board. Virginia 
spent the winters in Fort Myers, Florida where she enjoyed swimming and shopping. 

Virginia is survived by her daughters Linda (Russ) Pallotta, Robbin (Michael) Durda, 
and her daughter-in-law Constance Ortz. Also surviving are her grandchildren 
Shelley (Bill) Barickman, Russell A. Pallotta Jr., Michelle Durda, Marlene (Bill) 
Morgan, Merissa Ann Durda, Michael (Merrissa) Durda II, Micheal Prachick, Carly 
Ortz and Sam Ortz, as well as eleven great grandchildren. She was preceded in 
death by her husband Joseph "Larry" Lawrence Ortz and her son Larry T. Ortz. 

Private family services were held. 

The family would like to thank the staff of Brookdale Senior Living and Hospice for 
their comfort, care, and compassion.

Friday March 20, 2020

Obituary
James Getz, 78, passed away on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at the Hospice 
House in Poland. 

Born March 6, 1942, James was the son of Curtis J. and Florence J. (Marriott) Getz. 

Prior to retirement, James worked in the paint department as a Relief Man for 
General Motors. James enjoyed living life. He was an avid fan of the Cleveland 
Browns, The Ohio State, and Cleveland Indians. 

James is survived by his children James (Elizabeth) Getz and Christina (Bill) Bisker; 
his grandchildren Billy Bisker Jr., Lewis Bisker, Justin Curtis Getz and Lauren 
Elizabeth Getz; his sister Shirley Kabetso; his nieces Beth Matvey Martindale and 
Debbie Matvey Wilcox; his nephews Doug Kabetso, John Kabetso, and Rob 
(Stephanie) Matvey and many nieces and nephews. 

Private family services will be held and interment will take place at Forest Lawn 
Cemetery.

Friday March 20, 2020

Obituary
Glendora Jeanette Erwin, 67 of Niles, died Thursday evening, March 19, 2020, at 
Continuing Healthcare of Niles in Niles. She was born June 13, 1952 in Warren, the 
daughter of the late Kenneth Burdette Erwin and Catherine Elizabeth Leonard 
Erwin. She was a lifetime Niles area resident. 

Glendora attended Fairhaven school in the past. She loved the color pink and 
enjoyed eating and talking about food. 

Glendora is survived by one sister, Linda Peyatt of Warren. One sister, Paulette 
Peyatt and one brother, Kenneth H. Erwin have both preceded her in death. 

The graveside funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 
Kerr Cemetery in Mineral Ridge; there will be no calling hours. Arrangements were 
entrusted to Lane Family Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel in Warren.

Friday March 20, 2020

Obituary
Glendora Jeanette Erwin, 67 of Niles, died Thursday evening, March 19, 2020, at 
Continuing Healthcare of Niles in Niles. She was born June 13, 1952 in Warren, the 
daughter of the late Kenneth Burdette Erwin and Catherine Elizabeth Leonard 
Erwin. She was a lifetime Niles area resident. 

Glendora attended Fairhaven school in the past. She loved the color pink and 
enjoyed eating and talking about food. 

Glendora is survived by one sister, Linda Peyatt of Warren. One sister, Paulette 
Peyatt and one brother, Kenneth H. Erwin have both preceded her in death. 

The graveside funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 
Kerr Cemetery in Mineral Ridge; there will be no calling hours. Arrangements were 
entrusted to Lane Family Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel in Warren.

Friday March 20, 2020

Obituary
Sue Dell (Haney) Clover died peacefully on March 19, 2020 at Antoine Village in 
North Jackson, Ohio at the age of 86. 

She is survived by her children Kevin (Karin) Clover of Fenwick Island, DE, Anne 
(Jack) Acri of North Jackson, OH, and David (Linda Domme) Clover of Bowling 
Green, OH; four grandchildren, Carly (Kevin) Baker, Kayleen Clover, Alex (Kris) Acri 
and Evan Acri; and one great grandchild, Camryn Baker. 

She is preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Robert (Bob) L. Clover of 
Lima, OH, her parents, William Rile and Grace J. (Risner) Haney of Alger, OH, her 
sister, Katherine Dale of Harrod, OH and her brother, Paul Edwin Haney, Sr. of Ada, 
OH. 

Sue was born a coalminer’s daughter on August 2, 1933 in Gullett, KY. Like many 
families in Appalachia at the time, her family moved north to find work in the 
booming automotive industry. She graduated Valedictorian from Alger High School 
in 1951. She achieved a Bachelor and a Master of Education from Bowling Green 
State University. She taught Home Economics from 1957 to 1988 at the following 
Ohio high schools: Alger High School, Alexandria High School, Elida High School 
and Wapakoneta High School. After retiring from teaching, she volunteered as a 
docent and served on the board of the Allen County Museum and Historical Society 
where she particularly enjoyed hosting the field trips of local school children. She 
was a formerly a member Westminster United Methodist Church and most recently 
of First Federated Church in North Jackson, OH. 

She enjoyed camping, gardening and cooking. Her “biscuits and gravy” and “fried 
mush” were superb examples of Appalachian cuisine. She belonged to local book 
and bridge clubs. She and Bob spent countless hours on their sailboat and 
socializing at the Indian Lake Yacht Club. Sue loved sharing her knowledge as a 
lifelong teacher (whether the listener was interested or not). She enjoyed reading 
and discussing politics; and doing art and crafts with the grandchildren. She was a 
kind, friendly and generous lady who was well-liked and respected by everyone she 
knew. 

There will be a graveside service for immediate family at Memorial Park Cemetery, 
Lima, OH. 

Memorial donations may be made to the Allen County Museum in Lima, OH at 
allencountymuseum.org.

Friday March 20, 2020

Obituary

SALEM – Danny J. Lantz, age 
54 died at 1:00 a.m. 
Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 
his home. He was born March 
5, 1966 in Ravenna, son of 
Guy A. Lantz and Della 
(Hawks) Rice. 

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


Friday March 20, 2020

Obituary

Elizabeth J. Malcolm, age 94, of Louisville, OH 
passed away Monday, March 16, 2020. She was 
born February 14, 1926 in Kingwood, W. Virginia 
to the late George Harold and Mary Elizabeth 
(Barbehenn) Keck. 

She received an Associate’s degree in Business 
from Gettysburg Business College.  Elizabeth 
was a member of Peace United Methodist Church. 
She served as the Church secretary for 19 years 
and was a delegate to the United Methodist 
Conference for 7 years. 

She did food deliveries for both FISH and Meals 
on Wheels for several years. 

Elizabeth was preceded in death by her husband, 
Jack W. Malcolm, daughter, Judith Freeman, two 
sons, Kenneth and Kerry Malcolm and two 
sisters. She is survived by her daughter, Kitty 
Lynn Weyand, her son, Timothy (Sandra) Malcolm, 
13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service is being planned for a 
future date. Elizabeth will be laid to rest in 
Arthurdale Cemetery in West Virginia.


Friday March 20, 2020

Obituary
Mark G Sanders, Age 65, passed away March 19 at home with his family. He was 
an avid fisherman, hunter and trapper. 

He is survived by his wife Sharon (Bigler) and two daughters Anne (Harley Wolfarth) 
and Melissa (Alex Rearick) and grandson Logan Wolfarth. Siblings, Dave (Marie) 
Sanders, Norma Sanders and mother Helen Sanders. He is also survived by many 
nieces and nephews. 

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Stark County Pet Food 
Pantry. 

A memorial service will be planned at a later date.

Thursday March 19, 2020

Obituary
Janet Grisdale, 79, of Canfield, Ohio passed away at home surrounded by her 
loving family on March 18, 2020. 

Born in Youngstown on October 23, 1940, Jan was the daughter of Charles and 
Chrystine (Wecht) Cole. She graduated from Austintown Fitch High School. 

Jan was fiercely loyal to her family and friends. She loved watching her siblings, 
children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren participate and compete in various 
activities. The history of Jan’s family was catalogued through her pictures and 
scrapbooking. She was an avid bowler herself, and also served as President of the 
Canfield Football Mothers Club. An animal lover, Jan had a special affinity for 
horses and dogs. She was the advisor for the Mahoning Valley Equestrian 4H club 
for many years, and voluntarily managed the trophy room for the Youngstown 
Charity Horse show multiple times. 

Jan was preceded in death by her parents, brother David Cole, and daughter Kathy 
Grisdale. Jan’s memory will be carried on by her loving husband of 61 years, Ken 
Grisdale, as well as sister Elaine (Worrell), brother Kevin (Grace) Cole, daughter 
Lori (Marsh), son Ken (Kim) Grisdale, grandson Chad (Angie) Marsh, 
granddaughter Jackie, great grandchildren Trinnity, Camren, and Carter, and many 
nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

According to the wishes of Jan and her family, there will be no calling hours or 
funeral services. In lieu of flowers, material tributes may take the form of donations 
in Jan’s name to Hospice of the Valley (5190 Market St., Boardman, OH, 44512).

Thursday March 19, 2020

Obituary
Janet Grisdale, 79, of Canfield, Ohio passed away at home surrounded by her 
loving family on March 18, 2020. 

Born in Youngstown on October 23, 1940, Jan was the daughter of Charles and 
Chrystine (Wecht) Cole. She graduated from Austintown Fitch High School. 

Jan was fiercely loyal to her family and friends. She loved watching her siblings, 
children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren participate and compete in various 
activities. The history of Jan’s family was catalogued through her pictures and 
scrapbooking. She was an avid bowler herself, and also served as President of the 
Canfield Football Mothers Club. An animal lover, Jan had a special affinity for 
horses and dogs. She was the advisor for the Mahoning Valley Equestrian 4H club 
for many years, and voluntarily managed the trophy room for the Youngstown 
Charity Horse show multiple times. 

Jan was preceded in death by her parents, brother David Cole, and daughter Kathy 
Grisdale. Jan’s memory will be carried on by her loving husband of 61 years, Ken 
Grisdale, as well as sister Elaine (Worrell), brother Kevin (Grace) Cole, daughter 
Lori (Marsh), son Ken (Kim) Grisdale, grandson Chad (Angie) Marsh, 
granddaughter Jackie, great grandchildren Trinnity, Camren, and Carter, and many 
nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

According to the wishes of Jan and her family, there will be no calling hours or 
funeral services. In lieu of flowers, material tributes may take the form of donations 
in Jan’s name to Hospice of the Valley (5190 Market St., Boardman, OH, 44512).

Thursday March 19, 2020

Obituary
GREENFORD - David Allen Roller, age 85 passed away peacefully from this world 
on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Born at the farm of parents Myron Earl and Gladys 
(Allen) Roller on April 3, 1934, David was raised in the Lutheran faith with siblings 
Eleanor, Gertrude (Blake) and Marjorie (Mitchell).

A lifelong member of the Greenford Lutheran Church, David excelled at basketball, 
and enjoyed his time with his Greenford Bobcats teammates, graduating in 1952. 
Prior to attending college at Miami University in Oxford, OH, David met the love of 
his life, Geraldine (Block), of Washingtonville, OH; they married in 1956. That same 
year they moved into their home on their farm on W. Middletown Road, where they 
raised cattle, corn, strawberries, wheat, and Christmas trees, and later welcomed 
sons Jeffrey Allen (Salem, OH) and Scott David (Pittsburgh, PA). The family was 
honored as Farm Family of the Year in the late 1970’s by the Mahoning County 
Extension Office, and in 2002 David was named Conservation Award Winner by the 
Mahoning County Soil and Water Conservation District.

David was beloved by his family, neighbors, and community, and served as 
Scoutmaster of Greenford, OH B.S.A. Troop 116 for nearly 25 years. He hiked, 
canoed, and camped with his sons and other Scouts across the region and country. 
David made numerous hiking and camping trips to Philmont Scout Ranch in New 
Mexico, traveled to 49 states, and had a special love for Alaska, and fishing in North 
Bay in Ontario, Canada.

David was a hard worker, serving as a technician for Central Ohio Breeding 
Association for over 40 years, and giving his time to the Greenford Volunteer Fire 
Department for over 35 years. He loved spending time with his grandchildren 
Lindsay Marie (Tampa, FL) and Dylan Michael (Salem, OH), long-time church 
friends, and with honorary family members Nicole, Tom, Tyler and Brant Rothbauer.

David was honest, humble, kind, non-judgmental, quietly funny, and possessed an 
easy smile that lit up a room. He loved nothing more than seeing a beautiful sun set 
over the pond on their farm, working the land, and being thankful for a life full of 
love, family, friends, faith, and service. David’s light will be missed beyond measure 
and remembered forever. 

A private service will be held Sunday, March 22, 2020 at Greenford Evangelical 
Lutheran Church with Pastor Michael Knauff officiating, with a public memorial 
service planned later this year.

Those wishing to donate in David’s name, please consider The Green Township 
Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 14, Greenford, OH 44422 or Greenford 
Evangelical Lutheran Church P.O. Box 104, Greenford, OH 44422.

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

Thursday March 19, 2020

Obituary
 

  Dorothy Elizabeth (Robb) Smythe, age 93, passed away at 9:05 a.m., Wednesday, 
March 18, 2020 at Brookdale Senior Living in Salem.

  She was born September 7, 1926, in Chester, West Virginia to John and Sarah 
Elizabeth (Lake) Robb.

  Dorothy received her Bachelor’s in Education at West Liberty State College and 
her Master’s at West Virginia University. She taught 3rd grade at Knox Elementary 
School for 26 years and also at Minerva Local Schools.

  She was a member of the Eastern Star and Retired Teachers Association and was 
active in her church.

  Survivors include her daughter, Robbyn (Thomas) Lee; son, Bill (Cynthia) Smythe; 
grandchildren, Elizabeth (Daniel) Lucy, Ryan (Teddi) Lee, Brianne (Chris) Steffen, 
and Joseph Smythe; and great-grandchildren, Belle, Maci, Deacon, and Piper.

  In addition to her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene 
Smythe; and three brothers, Charles, John Jr. and Donald Robb.

  A private family service will be held with a memorial service open to the public at a 
later date. Interment will be at Highland Memorial Park.

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

Thursday March 19, 2020

Obituary

Cathy C. Hilker age 68 passed away suddenly Thursday March 19, 2020. She was 
born October 8, 1951 to Charles and Dorothy (Francisco) Hilker Jr. She is survived 
by her Mother; Dorothy (Francisco ) Hilker. 

A Sister; Donna Jean (James) Freeman and a Brother; Dan (Pamela) Lashley.

She was preceded in death by her father Charles Hilker Jr. Cathy was a graduate of 
Sebring High School. 

Her passion was her love of animals, especially cats. 

Per her request cremation has taken place and a private inurnment will take place at 
Highland Memorial Park at a later date. 

Family is requesting that donations be made in her honor to Angels for Animals. We 
encourage friends and family to sign her online guestbook at 
www.deansfuneralhome.com.  

Services are entrusted to Dean's Funeral Home Sebring, Ohio.

Thursday March 19, 2020

Obituary
  Elizabeth Waselkov Burge, age 96, of Sebring, Ohio died Wednesday, March 18, 
at Crandall Medical Center.

  She was born November 8, 1923 at the family farm near Moreland, south of 
Wooster, Ohio to Carl and Martha (Cutter) James. She attended Wooster High 
School and the College of Wooster, and helped the war effort at Seiberling Co. 
repairing auxiliary gas tanks for B17 bombers.

  She earned a Master’s degree in library science at Western Reserve University, 
and worked as a school librarian in New Philadelphia, Willowick and Euclid, Ohio 
and as a volunteer librarian at Copeland Oaks in Sebring.

  She was a member of the Bunker Hill United Methodist Church and several 
education organizations. She loved to read, travel, and do needlecrafts, especially 
quilting, and jigsaw puzzles. For many years she and husband, Rev. Donald Burge, 
served on the United Methodist Disaster Response Team, helping people 
devastated by hurricanes and floods.

  She is survived by sons, Gregory (Lin) Waselkov of Stockton, Alabama and Gary 
Waselkov of Cape Coral, Florida; stepdaughter, Vicki Ferrero of Massillon, Ohio; 
stepsons, William (Alma) Burge of Ft. Myers, Florida and Russell (Monica) Burge of 
Dover, Ohio; grandchildren, Katherine, Nicholas, and Peter (Catherine) Waselkov; 
six step grandchildren; and nine step great-grandchildren.

  She was preceded in death by her first husband, Alexander Waselkov, on June 11, 
1983 and second husband, Donald Burge on September 7, 2012; sister, Margaret 
James; and brother, John James.

  A memorial service will be held at a later date, once a dissipating pandemic 
permits social gatherings, at Copeland Oaks Bennett Chapel with Chaplain David 
Parry officiating

  Memorial gifts may be made to Copeland Life Care Fund, The Oaks Foundation, 
715 S. Johnson Road, Sebring, OH 44672 or Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market 
Street, Youngstown, OH 44512.

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

Wednesday March 18, 2020

Obituary
 "Together Again"

  Shirley Roberta (Ruff) Webb, age 85, of Alliance, passed away at 8 p.m., Tuesday, 
March 17, 2020 at McCrea Manor of Alliance.

  She was born August 23, 1934, in Alliance, Ohio to Marion F. and Jeannette 
(Mercer) Ruff

  Shirley was a high school graduate and had been a Nanny for two families in 
Alliance for 17 years.

  A member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Shirley was on the Altar Guild, 
Fellowship Committee and a 50 year member of the church choir and past president 
of Club 55.

  Survivors include her sons, Jeffrey (Norita) Webb, of Alliance, Craig Webb of 
Canton, and Frank Webb and Jerry Webb, both of Alliance; grandchildren, Austin 
(Lindsey) Webb and Jarrod (Katherine) Webb; great-granddaughter, Delaney M. 
Webb; and sister, Karen (John) Wolfe of Alliance.

  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Frank C. Webb whom she 
married June 22, 1952 and who died December 29, 2017; sisters, Betty Graham 
and Dorothy Graham; and brother, Frances Ruff.

  A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

  Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church 3295 S. Union 
Ave., Alliance, OH 44601.

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

Wednesday March 18, 2020

Obituary
BOARDMAN – Patricia Carole Connolly, age 82 died at 10:12 a.m. on Tuesday, 
March 17, 2020 surrounded by family at Mercy Health – St. Elizabeth Boardman 
Hospital. She was born April 19, 1937 in Youngstown, daughter of the late Sylvester 
and Julia (Purdy) Hagg.

Patt worked as an EKG and lab technician for Dr. William Bunn Jr. and Dr. John 
Rogers. She also worked at Youngstown Hospital Association Department of 
Medicine for many years. Patt was a Charter Member of St. Luke Catholic Church. 
In her younger days she golfed with her husband, bowled in many different leagues 
and carried a high average. She loved traveling to Atlantic City where she would 
play cards late into the night. Patt loved to read, crochet and spent many hours 
doing cross stitch.

Her husband, Jack Connolly whom she married in 1958 preceded her in death in 
1996.

Patt is survived by her sister, Phyllis Diana of Boardman; her brother, Daniel Hagg 
of Boardman; brother-in-law, Hugh (Fran) Connolly; nieces, Linda (Greg) Donchess, 
Nancy (Rick) Franko, Leslie Seidel, Shannon (Clint) Milliken, Bridget (Anthony) 
Stellato and Michelle (Brian) Wackerly; nephews, Daniel Stuart (Jennifer) Hagg, 
Hugh (Maribeth) Connolly, Sean (Jaime) Connolly, Patrick (Nichole) Connolly and 
Michael Connolly; and many great nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents and her husband, a brother-in-law, Al Diana also preceded her 
in death.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 21, 2020 at St. 
Luke Catholic Church with Father Simon Mino officiating. Calling hours will be held 
from 9:30-10:20 a.m. Saturday at the church. Family understands that friends may 
not be able to come, they ask that you say a prayer for Patt. A private burial will take 
place at Lake Park Cemetery.

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

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

Tuesday March 17, 2020

Obituary
Ollie U. Overall, 86, of Alliance passed away on Sunday, March 15, 2020 at Mercy 
Hospital in Canton, Ohio. Ollie was born on August 12, 1933 in Davison County, TN. 
to the late Wyley J. and Rosetta (Brown) Chambliss. Ollie loved to read, listen to old 
time country music and had a passion of taking care of her family.

Ollie is survived her children John (Susie) Buchanan of Sebring, Joyce Rogers of 
Sebring, Karen (Bob) Roberts of California, Ann Abbato of Alliance and Billie Jo 
Filbert of Nevada and a sister Clady Grace of Tennessee. Besides her parents Ollie 
was preceded in death by a son Allan Dale Buchanan.

Per Ollie's requests no service will be held. You may sign the guest register and 
view the obituary online at www.grfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been 
entrusted to Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Hone, Sebring, 330-938-2526.

Tuesday March 17, 2020

Obituary
Virginia Hann, 96, former resident of Austintown Twp., passed away to eternal life 
Thursday, February 27, 2020 in Tucson AZ. Virginia was the daughter of Robert and 
Ruth Paugh. 

Her beloved husband of 68 years, Howard Hann, passed away in June 2017. 

Virginia graduated from Austintown Fitch High School in 1941. 

Virginia studied at Youngstown College and then worked as a laboratory technician 
at US Steel. For the World War II effort, she shipped tools to the Army overseas 
from Lordstown Ordnance Depot. 

In 1946 she graduated with a BS degree in Home Economics from Ohio State 
University, Columbus OH. Virginia interned at the US Marine Hospital on Staten 
Island NY, supervised at Johns Hopkins in Boston MA, and worked at Fairview Park 
Hospital, Cleveland OH and St Elizabeth Hospital, Youngstown OH as a Registered 
Dietitian. From 1961 to her retirement in 1971, Virginia headed the Austintown 
Public Schools Lunch Program, designing the cafeteria for Fitch High School and 
supervising seven district schools. 

Virginia developed perpetual menus and recipes that continued to be used by 
Austintown Public Schools well after she retired. Summers and full time since 1971, 
she worked at St Elizabeth Hospital until retiring March 31, 1986, the same day her 
husband Howard retired. 

At home, cooking balanced meals with Howard’s garden vegetables and pie, cake, 
or cookies for desert were prime focus. 

Her fried fish from summer fishing at Lake Erie (Port Clinton and Ashtabula OH) or 
winter fishing at Lake Pierce (Lake Wales FL) was delicious, and she painstakingly 
prepared rabbit and pheasant from Howard’s autumn hunting. 

Trips with family and friends to Arizona, Florida, Washington, Alaska, Hawaii, 
Ontario, Quebec, and Europe were enjoyed by all. Virginia was a member of Smith 
Corners United Methodist Church in Austintown. Virginia was an avid reader and 
enjoyed playing 500 Bid, Skip-Bo, dominos, and bingo. 

Deeply missing their beloved mother are her three children, Donald (Paula) Hann, 
Gerald (Cindy) Hann, and Beverly Suffolk. 

Virginia leaves seven grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. She also 
leaves behind brother Robert (Karen) Paugh and sister Jean Hann. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to battenhope.org in support of 
family member Joseph Hann.

Tuesday March 17, 2020

Obituary
Stephen T. Bergrab, 73, passed away at home on Sunday March 15, 2020 with his 
family by his side. 

Stephen was born on November 25, 1946 in Teaneck, New Jersey the son of the 
late Jack and Jackie Bergrab. 

He received his master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Old Dominion 
University. Stephen traveled the world as an independent engineering contractor 
retiring in 2017. 

He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy, the Naval Reserves and was a 
member of the American Legion. Stephen was an artistic man who enjoyed drawing 
and collecting model airplanes. 

On July 7, 1997 Stephen was united in marriage to the former Chong Cha Kim who 
survives. 

Besides his wife of 22 years, Stephen is survived by his son Thomas Bergrab, 2 
granddaughters and his brothers: James Bergrab and Robert Bergrab. He was 
preceded in death by his sister Geraldine Hardegree. 

Private services were held. Please visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to leave 
condolences to the family. 

Arrangements were handled by Lane Funeral Homes – Canfield Chapel

Tuesday March 17, 2020

Obituary
Melinda Hawkins age 66, passed away Monday March 16, 2020 at Bel Air in 
Alliance, Ohio. She was born October 18, 1953. Per her request private cremation 
has taken place and no public services will be held at this time. Services are 
entrusted to Dean's Funeral Home Sebring, Ohio.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Melinda K Hawkins, 
please visit our floral store.

Tuesday March 17, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – Albert (Zeke) L. Rowlands, age 85, died Monday, March 16, 2020 at 
Salem Regional Medical Center, after a short stay at Auburn Skilled Nursing. Albert 
was born on July 10, 1934, son of the late Darrell and Violet (Ramsey) Rowlands.

Albert was a member of the Damascus Friends Church-Salem Campus, and had 
served as a Trustee, Building Committee member, and Finance Committee member 
(formerly Southeast Friends) for many years. He enjoyed serving on various mission 
trips including ones to New Mexico and Alaska. Albert was a diesel and heavy 
equipment mechanic, and had worked at Herron Transfer, Richards Moving & 
Storage, TFI Transportation, and Standard LaFarge.

Albert attended Salem City Schools as a child and teenager He also attended 
several trade schools throughout his career.

He was the dad that could fix anything and enjoyed spending time with his family, 
especially family vacations to the beach. He loved watching the grandkids and great 
grandkids grow up and attending their concerts, ballgames, and events.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth (Hendricks), of 64 years whom he married on June 
15, 1956; his two daughters, Jamie (Bill) French and Karen Pollock; son, Jim 
Rowlands of Fayetteville, WV; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.  He 
is also survived by his two sisters, Carolyn (Jack) Crawford and Gloria Souder, both 
of Columbiana.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Tom Rowlands and Billy Rowlands; his 
son-in-law, John Pollock and his granddaughter, Erin Pollock.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, a memorial service will be held at a later date.  
Until then, please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Damascus Friends Church, 28857 
Walnut St., Damascus, OH 44619.  

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

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

Tuesday March 17, 2020

Obituary
Dorothy “Dee” Elaine (Schwarzbach) Nestel, age 77, went to be with her Lord and 
Savior on Wednesday, March, 12, 2020.  Born October 9, 1942 in Pittsburgh Pa, 
she was the daughter of the late William S. and Dorothy E. (Blaine) Schwarzbach.

Dee graduated from Swissvale High School, as well as the University of Pittsburgh 
with a degree in Math and German Education.  She taught for many years a 
substitute teacher throughout many schools in both Stark and Jefferson Counties.  
She was chairman of the Louisville Tree Board for over 20 years, and also was a 
tireless volunteer as a den mother for the BSA and also a Girl Scout leader.  She 
was a long time member of Zion Lutheran Church in Canton where she was active 
in many groups.  

She is survived by her husband of 55 years Kurt Nestel; son Kurt Jr, daughter-in-law 
Marla (Schneider), daughter Lore Yu, son-in-law Alex Yu; granddaughters: Brittany 
Yu, Kaitlyn Sullivan  (husband Aaron), Christina Williams (husband Jeremy), Amy 
Yu, Katarina Nestel, Kerstin Nestel, and Kyrie Nestel.  Dee will also be greatly 
missed by her 2 four legged buddies, Princess and Lilly.  A memorial service will be 
held 11AM on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at Christ United Methodist Church, 600 E 
Gorgas St, Louisville, OH 44641.  If, because of the virus outbreak, the church 
cannot host the service, it will be held at the family home at 1907 Edmar St. 
Louisville, OH.

Tuesday March 17, 2020

Obituary
Dorothy “Dee” Elaine (Schwarzbach) Nestel, age 77, went to be with her Lord and 
Savior on Wednesday, March, 12, 2020.  Born October 9, 1942 in Pittsburgh Pa, 
she was the daughter of the late William S. and Dorothy E. (Blaine) Schwarzbach.

Dee graduated from Swissvale High School, as well as the University of Pittsburgh 
with a degree in Math and German Education.  She taught for many years a 
substitute teacher throughout many schools in both Stark and Jefferson Counties.  
She was chairman of the Louisville Tree Board for over 20 years, and also was a 
tireless volunteer as a den mother for the BSA and also a Girl Scout leader.  She 
was a long time member of Zion Lutheran Church in Canton where she was active 
in many groups.  

She is survived by her husband of 55 years Kurt Nestel; son Kurt Jr, daughter-in-law 
Marla (Schneider), daughter Lore Yu, son-in-law Alex Yu; granddaughters: Brittany 
Yu, Kaitlyn Sullivan  (husband Aaron), Christina Williams (husband Jeremy), Amy 
Yu, Katarina Nestel, Kerstin Nestel, and Kyrie Nestel.  Dee will also be greatly 
missed by her 2 four legged buddies, Princess and Lilly.  A memorial service will be 
held 11AM on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at Christ United Methodist Church, 600 E 
Gorgas St, Louisville, OH 44641.  If, because of the virus outbreak, the church 
cannot host the service, it will be held at the family home at 1907 Edmar St. 
Louisville, OH.

Monday March 16, 2020

Obituary
Ruby E. (Hoff) Zmuda, 73, of Alliance passed away on Monday, March 16, 2020 at 
her home surrounded by her family. Ruby was born on October 12, 1946 in Alliance 
to the late William and Clarissa (Watkins) Hoff. Ruby graduated from Sebring 
McKinley High School and worked for Sears and Art's Jewelers. She was an avid 
bowler, enjoyed sewing, crafts, traveling and shopping. She was also a member of 
The William Penn Club and the Dante.

Ruby is survived by her daughter and caregiver Kelly Roth Williams of the home, 
Kim (Jeff) Ward of Georgia; brothers Bill (Jean) Hoff of Amherst, Ohio, Richard 
(Terri) Hoff of Georgia; two grandchildren; three great grandchildren; three 
stepchildren of Jacksonville, Fl.; several nieces and nephews and 3 furbabies 
Tizzylish, Jake and Swiper;. Besides her parents Ruby was preceded in death by 
her husband Chester S. Zmuda.

A graveside service will take place on Friday, March 20, 2020 at 2:00 PM at 
Highland Memorial Park with Pastor Freddy Rodriguez officiating. The family would 
like to extend a sincere thank you to Ruby's niece Paula and Mike Sosnick; long 
time friend Melissa Thomas; friend and neighbor Barb and Jack Esterly and 
Aultman Hospice of Alliance for their care given to Ruby over the years.Interment 
will take place at Highland Memorial Park, Beloit. Memorial contributions can be 
made in Ruby's name to Alliance Aultman Hospice, The Alzheimer Association or 
The Diabetes Associaiton. Friends and family 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 March 16, 2020

Obituary
Columbiana - Francis "Frank" Blinsky, age 72, of Columbiana, died on Sunday, 
March 15, 2020 at Windsor House at Parkside Health Care Center, Columbiana.

He was born on October 18, 1947 in Washington, PA, a son of the late Joseph and 
Lula Resecker Blinsky.

Francis had worked as an auto worker for General Motors, Lordstown for 35 years, 
retiring in 2005.  He is a retired member of the UAW Local 1117 and was a former 
Columbiana Lions Club member.  Francis enjoyed fishing, hunting, and working on 
cars.  Mostly, he enjoyed spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Cherryl Cook Blinsky, whom he married on 
April 18, 1981; a daughter, Dawn Blinsky of Austintown; two sons, John Blinsky, Sr. 
of Austintown, and Greg Blinsky of Austintown; two brothers, Leroy (Mary) Blinsky 
of Poland, and Ronald Blinsky of Poland; a sister, Rose Blinsky of Phoenix, AZ, and 
two grandsons, John Patrick Blinsky, Jr., Hunter Wayne Blinsky.

Francis was preceded in death by a sister, Marlene Blinsky, and two brothers, 
Joseph Blinsky, and Charles "Tom" Blinsky.

Francis deserves a memorable tribute.  However, in this unknown time with the 
COVID-19 pandemic, the family understands that attending these services may not 
be in your best health interest.  Instead, they would ask you to keep his family in 
your thoughts and prayers.

Should you be able to attend and celebrate his life, the family will receive friends on 
Thursday, March 19, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Warrick-Kummer-
Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana.

Services will be held on Thursday, at 12:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor 
Kari Lankford officiating.

Burial will take place at Columbiana Cemetery, Columbiana.

Memorial donations may be made in Francis’s memory to the American Kidney 
Fund.

Monday March 16, 2020

Obituary
Fred Munger, 94, passed peacefully into his new life with the Lord on Saturday, 
March 14 at the Humility House in Austintown, surrounded by his loving family. Fred 
was born September 1, 1925 in Cortland, son of the late George H. Munger and 
Etta Canfield Munger. He was a lifelong area resident. 

During high school Fred played in a dance band as a guitarist. He carried on his 
interest throughout most of his early life, playing in Country, Western, Hawaiian, and 
Polka bands. The bands were frequently heard on local radio stations, WHHH 
Warren, WPIC Sharon, WKBN Youngstown. 
He always said, he did not make much money but had a million dollars worth of 
laughs while playing. 

Fred enlisted in the Marine Corp right out of high school in 1943. Serving in the 3rd 
amphibious corp in the South Pacific, Okinawa and China during World War II. 

Following his honorable discharge Fred was employed in the manufacturing sector 
working at Swedlo Plastics, in Youngstown, Copperweld Steel in Warren, the 
Automatic Sprinkler Co. in Youngstown, and Wean United in Warren, Ohio. 

Fred was a long time member of Austintown Community Church joining in 1957 and 
a member of Argus Lodge Canfield, Ohio. 

Fred was married to Jennie Simodi on July 19, 1947 in Youngstown, Ohio. Their 
marriage lasted almost 56 years until her death in 2003. He was a loving and 
devoted caretaker to Jennie, taking care of her for 25 years. 
Preceding Fred in death were his parents, George and Etta Munger, and his brother 
Howard Munger and sister Pearl Munger. 

He is survived by two sons, Glenn Munger of Austintown and Mark (Alice) Munger 
of Boardman. One granddaughter, Amber Munger of Santo Domingo, Dominican 
Republic, four grandsons, Jason Munger of Austintown, Aaron (Michelle) Munger of 
Youngstown, Mark (Jessica) Munger of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Alan (Ashley) 
Munger of Los Angeles, California and seven great grandchildren. 

The family would like to thank Shepherd of the Valley Assisted Living in Poland and 
the Humility House in Austintown as well as Hospice of the Valley for all their 
outstanding and loving care towards Fred. 

Calling hours for Fred will be held on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at Lane Funeral 
Homes - Austintown Chapel from 9:30 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. A service will begin at 
11:00 a.m. Burial will be at Crown Hill Burial Park, Vienna, Ohio.

Monday March 16, 2020

Obituary
Brookfield - Arloene (Arlo) Sirochman of Brookfield passed away on Thursday 
evening, March 12, 2020 at home. She was 89; six months older than her good 
friend Lois. 

Arlo was born October 19, 1930, in Sharon, to Dymitro (Mike) and Mary (Kurylak) 
Talowsky. As a lifelong area resident, she attended Hickory High School. 

Arlo married Paul Sirochman of Sharon in 1951. The newlyweds built and lived in a 
cellar in Brookfield until they could save enough money to build a house above. 
Brothers and brothers-in-laws did most of the labor on the house. Arlo and her 
sisters finished woodwork and hand polished hard wood floors. The stories about 
the house were lessons about strength of family, teamwork, and hard work. 

Her family and friends were her most treasured possessions. She loved all of them 
unconditionally. When her children got married, she declared that her S.I.L. and 
D.I.L’s were the perfect additions to the family. She cared for them as if they were 
her own. 

All children had a place in Arlo’s heart. It was not unusual to have 5 or 6 of the many 
nieces and nephews for a weekend. This was in addition to her own five children! 
Imagine, caring for 10 to 11 kids all under the age of 12 at one time! 

Once her children had left the nest, neighborhood kids would stop after school. Mrs. 
Sirochman became the neighborhood’s grandma. Over the years, a number of 
those now adults have stopped back to say hi and thank her for the time she spent 
with them. 

As a member of St. John Ukrainian Orthodox church from childhood, she spent 
many hours at the church as a Ukrainian dancer, choir member, making pierogis 
and other church activities. Additionally, she spent many hours at the Brookfield 
Schools with the Band Boosters, Football Mothers and other functions. 

Arlo’s hard work ethic was also evident in her daily homemaking chores, as well as 
gardening, canning, sewing and raising her five children. Arlo was a strong 
advocate for the kids to have pets- rabbits, dogs, chickens, horses, etc. That turned 
into additional work for her – especially with Pickles, the goat. She had to “wrestle” 
the goat several times when the goat needed milked. This feat will be memorialized 
on her headstone. 

Somehow Arlo found time to learn to quilt. As an original recycler, no article of 
clothing ever got thrown out. After it was handed down to as many kids as possible, 
it became squares or triangles in some quilt pattern. Arlo’s handmade quilts were 
beautiful. 

She sold one once, but said it felt like she sold a piece of her soul. From that point 
on, everything she made was given away. Even in her final days Arlo stayed busy 
making pillows and fussing around the sewing machine. 

She is survived with laughs and tears by her five children Arlo (aka. Sam, aka 
Buttons), Mary Sue (Bill Schofield), Paul (Christina), Michael (Ellen), Joe (Janet); 7 
grandchildren, Stephan (Mandy and son James), Preston (Aleah), Sam, Sarah, Nik, 
Mika and Autumn. 

Also still laughing and loving is her sister Norma Jean Barker the youngest of the 
Talowsky women, fondly called “Kuma”. 

Additionally, the “nearly family” members Lois, Betty and Peggy will continue to 
carry on Arlo’s loving and caring memory. 

Her beloved husband Paul preceded her in death in 2016; as well as two brothers 
Paul and Tom Talowsky; and five sisters, Ann Talowsky, Helen Stingis, Evelyn 
Zurawsky, Nellie Jamison and Catherine Barker. 

Please do not send donations to the family. Instead do something nice for your 
neighbor. This would make Arlo happy.

Monday March 16, 2020

Obituary
Columbiana - Francis "Frank" Blinsky, age 72, 
of Columbiana, died on Sunday, March 15, 2020 
at Windsor House at Parkside Health Care 
Center, Columbiana.

He was born on October 18, 1947 in Washington, 
PA, a son of the late Joseph and Lula Resecker 
Blinsky.

Francis had worked as an auto worker for 
General Motors, Lordstown for 35 years, 
retiring in 2005.  He is a retired member of 
the UAW Local 1117 and was a former Columbiana 
Lions Club member.  Francis enjoyed fishing, 
hunting, and working on cars.  Mostly, he 
enjoyed spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Cherryl 
Cook Blinsky, whom he married on April 18, 
1981; a daughter, Dawn Blinsky of Austintown; 
two sons, John Blinsky, Sr. of Austintown, and 
Greg Blinsky of Austintown; two brothers, Leroy 
(Mary) Blinsky of Poland, and Ronald Blinsky of 
Poland; a sister, Rose Blinsky of Phoenix, AZ, 
and two grandsons, John Patrick Blinsky, Jr., 
Hunter Wayne Blinsky.

Francis was preceded in death by a sister, 
Marlene Blinsky, and two brothers, Joseph 
Blinsky, and Charles "Tom" Blinsky.

Francis deserves a memorable tribute.  However, 
in this unknown time with the COVID-19 
pandemic, the family understands that attending 
these services may not be in your best health 
interest.  Instead, they would ask you to keep 
his family in your thoughts and prayers.

Should you be able to attend and celebrate his 
life, the family will receive friends on 
Wednesday, March 19, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. – 
12:00 p.m. at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral 
Home, Columbiana.

Services will be held on Thursday, at 12:00 
p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Kari 
Lankford officiating.

Burial will take place at Columbiana Cemetery, 
Columbiana.

Memorial donations may be made in Francis’s 
memory to the American Kidney Fund.

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

Monday March 16, 2020

Obituary
Columbiana - Jack G. Wood passed away peacefully March 15, 2020.  

Jack was born October 7, 1931 in Beaver Falls, PA, to the late Jacob Norman and 
Elizabeth (Grant) Wood.

He lived in Columbiana, Ohio for the past 42 years. He graduated from Beaver Falls 
High School in 1949 and immediately began his career as an OTR truck driver.  For 
fifteen years he drove truck for Chrome Deposit in Weirton, WV, prior to that time he 
drove a tanker truck for Industrial Waste in Fallston, PA.   Jack continued his love of 
driving after retiring by working for local dealerships delivering cars.  Jack was a 
devoted husband, loving Father and hands on grandfather. He was known for his 
keen sense of humor and was always the “go to” person for sage advice and 
common-sense counsel. 

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, JuleAnn (Madden) Wood; two daughters, 
Eileen (James) Grade and Lisa Wood; three sisters, Geraldine Thonen, Mary Alice 
Bernstein and Donna Laughlin; two grandchildren, Jack (Milena) Gruber and Krista 
Grade.

He is preceded in death by three siblings, brothers, Tom Wood, Sam Wood and 
sister, Norma Paxton.

Jack touched many lives and will be missed by all.

The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the wonderful staff at Hospice 
of the Valley who cared for Jack during his final days. 

No services are being observed at this time. 

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

Arrangements will be handled by Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home.

www.familycareservices.com 

Monday March 16, 2020

Obituary
Mark Brown, age 64 passed away Thursday, March 12, 2020. He was born 
December 20, 1955 to Arthur and Jean (Hancock) Brown. Per his request a Private 
Cremation has taken place and no public services will be held at this time. 
Arrangements are entrusted to Dean's Funeral Home Sebring, Ohio.

Monday March 16, 2020

Obituary
SALEM - Henry Arthur Spack, Sr, 84, died Thursday, March 12, 2020. He was born 
May 23, 1935 in Salem, the son of the late John and Sophia (Arbogast) Spack.

Henry was the owner of Henry Spack Service, Inc. for over 60 years.  He was also 
the founder of Salem Sewer and Drain, which his son owns today. He was a 
member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church. He was a lifelong member and an officer of 
the Alliance of Transylvania Saxons (ATS), Salem Branch 19.  He was also a 
member of U.C.T.  He served on the Perry Township Zoning Board. Henry would 
have graduated from Salem High School, but he left school to work on the family 
farm. He excavated numerous housing developments and streets in the area.  He 
played a role in the burial of Salem’s Time Capsule in 2006, which is outside the 
public library; the 2013 Dale Shaffer Legacy Time Capsule.   Henry was an 
intelligent man and he self-taught himself how to read blueprints and operate 
machinery.  He could be found self-educating himself on regulations and laws. His 
drive, determination and hard work brought him over 60 years of a successful 
business.  It was often said the day he stopped working, would be the day that he 
dies.  That day came a short six months later, after his last time on his bulldozer.

Henry is survived by his wife of 65 years, Florence (Phillips) Spack.  He is also 
survived by his sons; Henry Spack, Jr, Ronald Spack and Richard (Theresa) Spack 
all of Salem.  Two sisters, Helen Aeling of Minerva and Dorothy Hahn of Sebring.  
Two brothers, George Spack, Sr. of Salem and Paul (Ann) Spack of New Port 
Richey, Florida. Two sisters-in-law, Gertrude Spack and Walburga Spack of Salem. 
Grandchildren, Yenere (Crist) Martig, Christy (Charles) Spack-Brown, Samantha 
(Brandon) Burkey, Matthew Spack, Mike (Mildred) Clemmer, Nick (Erin) Clemmer 
and Julia Clemmer.  Great-grandchildren, Christian, Isabel and Maggie Martig; 
Savannah Spack and Andi Brown; Angelina and Timothy Burkey; Maverick Spack 
and Hailee Lujan; Ishmael, Jason and Kristina Clemmer; Annah, Leah and Alex 
Clemmer; Colton Buckius.

Besides his parents, four brothers, John Spack, Sr., Michael Spack, Carl Spack and 
Walter Spack; one sister, Catherine Sanor also preceded him in death.

The family would like to thank the staff at Salem North Healthcare Center (formerly 
Essex), Harbor Light Hospice Care and Salem Regional Medical Center’s Cancer 
and Infusion Center for all their care and support over the last six months.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 19, 2020 at Stark 
Memorial with the Rev. Alan Smearsoll officiating.  Calling hours will be held from 
5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at funeral home. Burial will be held at Grandview 
Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please donate blood so that others may receive the gift of life.  
Memorial contributions may be sent to Salem Saxon Scholarship Fund, 1980 New 
Garden Road, Salem, OH  44460 or Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Salem, 251 
South Broadway Avenue, Salem, OH  44460

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

Monday March 16, 2020

NANCY'S OBITUARY
Nancy Ann (Henry) Kelley 82, of New Springfield, OH died at 10:42 AM Thursday, 
March 12, 2020, at the St. Mary’s Alzheimers Center in Columbiana.
 
She was born on July 4, 1937 in E. Palestine, OH, daughter of the late Russell and 
Byrl Henry.
 
She previously worked at A&P and Mellinger's. She loved being outdoors in her 
gardens and spending time cooking.
 
She is survived by her children; Brian Kelley of Youngstown, David (Lois) Kelley of 
South Carolina, Bradley (Monica) Kelley of Greenville, PA, and Shawn Kelley of 
New Springfield, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, a brother Edward 
(Gerri) Henry of Columbiana.
 
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband Alvin D. Kelley 
and brothers; Chet, Punzy and Bill Henry.
 
A time of visitation will be held on Monday from 5-7 PM at the Arbaugh-Pearce-
Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem. The family has 
requested that donation be made to the St. Mary’s Alzheimers Center in 
Columbiana.

Monday March 16, 2020

Obituary
  Mary Ann Williamson, age 74, of Alliance, Ohio, passed away at 11:10 a.m., 
Friday, March 13, 2020 at her home.

  She was born December 19, 1945, in Fly, Ohio to Mark L. and Rose G. (Hood) 
Williamson.

  Mary Ann attended New Matamoras Public Schools.

  Survivors include her son, David (Christina) E. Veneri of Alliance; daughter, Sue 
Ann Cumbess of Alliance; ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

  In addition to her parents, Mary Ann was preceded in death by her husband, 
Clayton E. Blake who died August 18, 1990; son, J. Michael Veneri; brother, Mark E. 
Williamson who died September 5, 1990.

  Services will be held at Noon, Thursday, March 19th, 2020 at Cassaday-Turkle-
Christian Funeral Home. Friends may call one hour prior to the service. Interment 
will be at Alliance City Cemetery.

  Arrangements are by Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home.

Monday March 16, 2020

Obituary
  Mary Ann Williamson, age 74, of Alliance, Ohio, passed away at 11:10 a.m., 
Friday, March 13, 2020 at her home.

  She was born December 19, 1945, in Fly, Ohio to Mark L. and Rose G. (Hood) 
Williamson.

  Mary Ann attended New Matamoras Public Schools.

  Survivors include her son, David (Christina) E. Veneri of Alliance; daughter, Sue 
Ann Cumbess of Alliance; ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

  In addition to her parents, Mary Ann was preceded in death by her husband, 
Clayton E. Blake who died August 18, 1990; son, J. Michael Veneri; brother, Mark E. 
Williamson who died September 5, 1990.

  Services will be held at Noon, Thursday, March 19th, 2020 at Cassaday-Turkle-
Christian Funeral Home. Friends may call one hour prior to the service. Interment 
will be at Alliance City Cemetery.

  Arrangements are by Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home.

Monday March 16, 2020

Obituary
  Mary Ann Williamson, age 74, of Alliance, Ohio, passed away at 11:10 a.m., 
Friday, March 13, 2020 at her home.

  She was born December 19, 1945, in Fly, Ohio to Mark L. and Rose G. (Hood) 
Williamson.

  Mary Ann attended New Matamoras Public Schools.

  Survivors include her son, David (Christina) E. Veneri of Alliance; daughter, Sue 
Ann Cumbess of Alliance; ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

  In addition to her parents, Mary Ann was preceded in death by her husband, 
Clayton E. Blake who died August 18, 1990; son, J. Michael Veneri; brother, Mark E. 
Williamson who died September 5, 1990.

  Services will be held at Noon, Thursday, March 19th, 2020 at Cassaday-Turkle-
Christian Funeral Home. Friends may call one hour prior to the service. Interment 
will be at Alliance City Cemetery.

  Arrangements are by Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home.

Monday March 16, 2020

JOHN'S OBITUARY
U.S. Veteran  
John Popa Sr., 92, of Salem, died at 3:08 AM Friday, March 13, 2020, at Circle of 
Care in Salem.
 
He was born on December 19, 1927 in Salem, OH, son of the late Helen Popa.
 
John was born in Salem, and moved to Romania at age 2. He returned to the area 
just prior to joining the US Air Force. He was an aircraft mechanic during the Korean 
War. He shared many stories over the years but most notably working on the Wright 
Cyclone Engine. It was one of the most powerful radial aircraft engines in the world. 
He returned to Salem and worked at Eljer Plumbing ware, Mullins Mfg., Kaiser 
Refractory, Tenco Supply, Hole’s Trailor Sales, Davidson Sales and Service and for 
the Salem City School System and took care of Reilly Stadium. John loved his 
family and his dog but especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
 
He is survived by his children John Popa Jr and Joseph (Lynn) Popa both of Salem, 
siblings Carl (Doris) McGaffic of Columbiana and George (Dixie) McGaffic of 
Florida, and grandchildren; Michael, John, and Lilly Popa and Danielle Ceplice.
 
In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his long time companion, 
Joanne (Stoneking) Early.
 
Funeral services will be 1 PM Tuesday at Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons 
Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem. The Rev. P. Douglas George of Salem 
First United Methodist Church will be officiating. The burial will follow at Grandview 
Cemetery with full military honors provided by the Salem Honor Guard time of 
Visitation will be on Monday 7-9 PM at the funeral home.

Monday March 16, 2020

MICHAEL'S OBITUARY
Michael Mikula Jr.  74, of Salem, died 1:45 AM Thursday, March 12, 2020 in the 
emergency room of Salem Regional Medical Center.  Arrangements are pending at 
Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem.

Monday March 16, 2020

Obituary
Philip C. Rentsch, 78, of Alliancepassed away on Friday, March 13, 2020 at Alliance 
Community Hospital. Philip was born on December 27, 1941 in Dennison, Ohio to 
the late Charles W. and Vesta (Hines) Rentsch. Philip graduated from Kent State 
University in 1973 and worked for Claymont City Schools. He was a proud United 
States Navy Veteran serving from 1961 to 1965. Philip was a member of Alliance 
Friends Church, the American Motor Cycle Association and BetterInvesting 
Organization.

Philip is survived by his wife Mary Ann Rentsch; children Brian (Ann) Rentsch, 
Timothy (Kathy) Rentsch, Gregory (Julie) Rentsch, and Nathan Rentsch; 
stepchildren Todd Berger, Tim Berger, Mindy Steer, Nicole (Phillip) McMasters and 
Amber Wise; 13 grandchildren and 2 sisters Darlene (Larry) Hunter and Rebecca 
(Jamie) Ludwig.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at Gednetz-Ruzek-
Brown Funeral Home at 1:00 PM with Dr. Tom Kinnan officiating. Friends and family 
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 Quaker Hill Cemetery, Sebring. In lieu of 
flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made in Philip's honor to 
Alliance Friends Church Sanctuary Renovation Fund, 1307 W. State St., Alliance, 
Ohio 44601 or to the Clayland Lions Club, 2139 Grant St., Dennison, Ohio 44621. 
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, 330-938-2526.

Monday March 16, 2020

Obituary
SALEM - Harry Nathaniel Gorby Sr., age 89 died at 11:55 a.m. Sunday, March 15, 
2020 at Blossom Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born January 11, 1931 
in East Palestine, son of the late Charles S. Gorby and Naomi P. (Crawford) French.

Harry was a self-employed scrap dealer for 65 years and had also worked at the 
Electric Furnace Co. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

His wife, Dorothy J. (Vaughn) Gorby, whom he married December 31, 1951, 
preceded him in death on May 10, 2013.

Survivors include five sons, Jeffery L. (Elsie) Gorby of North Georgetown, Nathan J. 
(Becky) Gorby of Salem, Thad M. (Tammy) Gorby of Salem, Charles D. (Becky) 
Gorby of Salem, and Michael W. (Sheila) Gorby of Salem; three daughters, 
Rebecca J. Leyman of Salem, Sarah J. Gorby of Salem, and Janie M. Gorby of 
Salem; 19 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; a 
half-sister, Penny Thompson of Texas; and a half-brother, Paul French of Lisbon.

Besides his parents and wife, a son, Harry N. Gorby Jr.; three brothers, Wayne, 
James and Charles Gorby; a sister, Sarah Smith; a half-sister, Loretta Mills and a 
son-in-law, William Leyman also preceded him in death.

Per his wishes, no calling hours or service will be held.

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

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

Saturday March 14, 2020

Obituary
Our precious little angel, Evan Russell Knapp, beloved infant son of Whitney 
Fleming and Joshua Knapp, of Niles, went to be with our Lord on Thursday, March 
5, 2020. Evan laughed and smiled throughout his eighteen months; bringing joy and 
happiness to everyone he touched. 

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his big brother, Ethan and his big sister, 
Elena; paternal grandparents, Denise and Steve Beatty; maternal grandparents 
Kathy Fleming, Bill and Donna Fleming; paternal great grandparents Dean and Jean 
Wissinger; his uncles Justin Beatty, David (Jamie) Knapp, Benjamin Fleming, Billy 
Fleming, and Terry Fleming; his aunts Katelin Knapp, Lindsay Fleming, and Debbie 
Fleming; his Godparents Larry and Sandy Ozanich; and many aunts, uncles, 
cousins, friends and relatives that loved Evan very much. 

Evan was preceded in death by his maternal great grandparents Clifford (Ruth) 
Kline and Beverly Campbell. 

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

Saturday March 14, 2020

Obituary
Luther W. Lautenschlager, age 79, of Canton passed away on Thursday, March 12, 
2020.

Born November 11, 1940 in Ellicott City, Maryland; he was the son of Paul E. and 
Evelyn (Daugherty) Lautenschlager.

Luther retired as the CEO of St. Luke’s Lutheran Community in North Canton; 
formerly was a Nursing Home Administrator in Mars, Pa.; and had pastored at the 
St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Tonawanda, NY.  He was a member of the Good 
Shepherd Lutheran Church in Canton.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Linda M. (Sponseller); a daughter, Julie 
Lautenschlager; a sister, Mary Lou Kelly and a brother, Paul A. Lautenschlager.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Jean Baack.

A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 11:00AM at the 
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 4120 Cleveland Ave. NW, Canton, OH 44709, 
with Pastor Leah Schafer officiating, calling hours will take place at the church one 
hour prior to the service.

The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to the doctors, nurses, and 
staff of the Special Care Heart Unit at Mercy Medical Center.

Memorial contributions may be made to the church in his honor.

Friday March 13, 2020

Obituary
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at Lane Family Funeral Homes, Mineral 
Ridge Chapel for Paul H. Baker, 78 of Mineral Ridge, who died early Friday morning 
at Hospice House of Poland. 

Paul was born November 30, 1941, a son of the late Howard P. and Gladys M. 
(Reebel) Baker and lived most of his life in this area. 

Paul graduated from Austintown Fitch High School in 1959 and went on to serve an 
apprenticeship, becoming a Journeyman Carpenter. 

He was a Carpenter for Local Union #171 for 40 years before retiring in 2000 and a 
60 year member of Local Union #171. 

Paul had also taught carpentry at the Local Union #171. He was an avid golfer and 
enjoyed golfing with the Mineral Ridge VFW League, the Retirees League and his 
family. 

He was an Ohio State Buckeye fan and enjoyed sports, especially attending his 
grandchildren’s sporting events. 

Paul leaves his wife, the former Prescilla “Sil” S. Balciar, whom he married 
November 23, 1963; his daughter, April (Robert) Davis of Fort Mill, SC; his son, 
Scott (Tammy) Baker of Austintown and his beloved five grandchildren, Robby, 
Tyler, Bryce, Blake and Bailey. Paul also leaves his brother, Donald P. (Lydia) Baker 
of Uniontown, Ohio and many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was 
preceded in death by a sister, Judy (Bob) Cadman. 

Friends may call on Monday from 5-7 p.m. at Lane Family Funeral Homes, Mineral 
Ridge Chapel and on Tuesday from 10:00 am until 10:45 am.

Friday March 13, 2020

Doris J. Steely
October 31, 1933 ~ March 12, 2020 (age 86)

Doris J. Steely age 86, formerly of Louisville 
OH, passed away on Tuesday, March 10, 2020. She 
was born in Armstrong Mills, OH to the late 
Laura and Walter Deafenbaugh.

She was preceded in death by her beloved 
husband of 37 years, Robert Steely (1999), 
three sisters, and 2 brothers. She is survived 
by her two daughters, Nancy (John) Wright and 
Miriam (Mike) Frydrak; four grandchildren: 
Brandon, Anthony, Benjamin and Nicolette; and 
brother, Roy Deafenbaugh. She will be dearly 
missed by family and friends and will be fondly 
remembered for her love and dedication to God 
and family, her giving heart and her zest for 
life.

In honoring her wishes, Doris was cremated, a 
graveside service will be held at Forest Hill 
Cemetery in Canton on Friday, March 20, 2020 at 
11:00AM.
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation 
to the Beech Creek Botanical Garden & Nature 
Preserve, 11929 Beech St NE, Alliance OH 44601, 
Absolute Hospice, 339 E. Maple St., North 
Canton, Oh 44720, or to the Alzheimer's 
Association at Alzheimers.org.


"Grace was in all her steps, heaven in her eye, 
in every gesture, dignity and love."
 

To leave an online condolence, visit 
www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

Thursday March 12, 2020

Obituary
Betty J. (Morris) Haller, 92 passed away on March 10, 2020 at Trumbull Regional 
Medical Center. 

Betty was born on March 8, 1928 in Portsmouth, Ohio the daughter of the late 
Clayton C. and Ada Jackson Morris. 

She was a 1950 graduate of Portsmouth High School. She also received her 
Bachelor of Science in Education from The Ohio State University in 1955. 

Betty was dedicated to the field of education spending 28 years as a teacher, first as 
a special education teacher, then a primary (2nd grade) teacher.   

She retired from the Howland Local Schools in 1989 after 26 years of service. Upon 
retirement she became a member of the Howland Retired Teachers Association. 

Betty was an active member of Howland Community Church: singing in the church 
choir, in Women’s Fellowship, and as chairwoman of the annual quilt show. 

She was also on the Diaconate and the Affiliations Committee for many years. Betty 
and her husband Bill enjoyed traveling to church conferences and on family 
vacations. They spent many winters in Florida where she enjoyed painting and 
crafts. 

Betty is survived by her daughter, the Rev. Pamela S. Haller, now working at the 
Department of Health in New York City. She was preceded in death by her husband 
William “Bill” Haller with whom she shared 55 years of marriage. 

Visitation for Betty will be held on Friday March 13, 2020 from 4:00 – 6:00 PM at 
Lane Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel, Warren, Ohio. A funeral service will be 
held on Saturday March 14, 2020 at 10:30 AM at Howland Community Church; 198 
Niles Cortland Road SE, Warren where family will receive friends for one hour prior 
to the service. 

Burial at Brookfield Cemetery will follow. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Howland Community Church. 

Please visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to leave condolences to the family.

Thursday March 12, 2020

Obituary
Ruby Ann Fenton Yeager, 80 of Berlin Center lost her battle with cancer Thursday 
evening at her residence. 

Ruby was born May 6, 1939 in North Jackson, a daughter of the late Henry and 
Ruth A. (Hahlen) Fenton and was a lifelong area resident. 

Ruby loved sewing, cooking and baking and especially enjoyed bird watching. Her 
husband, Daniel L. Yeager, whom she married April 25, 1959, died July 2, 2018. 

She leaves two daughters, Brenda Yeager (David Schisler), Anissa (Arnold) Schisler 
both of Columbus; her son, David (Michelle) Yeager of Pleasant Hill, California; two 
grandsons, Nathan and Noah Yeager and a sister, Elsie Wolfgang of Columbiana. 
Ruby also leaves many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and beloved 
companion, her chihuahua, Jose. 

Besides her parents and her husband, Ruby was preceded in death by two 
brothers, Ray Fenton, Glenn Fenton and a sister, Charlotte Fenton Culp. 

There will be no calling hours or services per Ruby’s wishes. 

The family requests material tributes take the form of contributions to: 
donate.oralcancer.org

Thursday March 12, 2020

Roland E. Conrad
May 8, 1930 - Mar 10, 2020

Roland E. Conrad, 89, of Alliance, formally of Beloit and Homeworth, passed away 
Tuesday evening, March 10, 2020. 
Roland was born May 8, 1930 in Beloit, Ohio to Donald F. and Lucille N. (Naylor) 
Conrad. 
Mr. Conrad graduated in the class of 1948 from Minerva High School. He worked at 
B&W before serving in the Army. He took his training at Fort Leonard Wood, 
Missouri and was stationed in Germany, serving as a crane operator. Mr. Conrad 
was a former member of the American Legion. 
After serving, Mr. Conrad came back home to work on the family farm as well as 
spending nine years working for Sunny Side Coal. 
In 1961 Roland began working at Burns Cold Forge in Minerva as a maintenance 
foreman until his retirement in 1990. 
He was known and loved for his sense of humor and good-natured personality. He 
always saw the good in life and every situation. His smile, laugh and caring nature 
will be greatly missed. 
In addition to his parents, Roland was preceded in death by his wife June and his 
sister Priscilla Stahl of Alabama. 
He is survived by his daughter, Katharine (Jim) Morrow of Homeworth and 
grandchildren, Clairessa Morrow, her fiancé, Cameron Morrissey of Toledo and 
Samuel Morrow of Homeworth. 
The family of Rolly would like to express their gratitude to the staff of Community 
Care Center and Alliance Hospice for their wonderful care, dedication, compassion 
and kindness. 
The family will receive friends on Saturday, March 14, 2020 from 10:00 am - 11:00 
am at Sharer-Stirling-Skivolocke Funeral Home. His Funeral Service will begin at 
11:00 am. Burial will take place at Highland Memorial Park. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Alliance Hospice 2461 W. 
State St., Suite E. Alliance, OH 44601. 
You are invited to view Roland's tribute wall, offer condolences and share memories 
at www.sharerfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by the Sharer-Stirling-
Skivolocke Funeral Home.

Wednesday March 11, 2020

Obituary
Niles – James Spanos, 85, passed away Saturday afternoon, March 7, 2020 at Ohio 
Living Lake Vista in Cortland. 

James was born on March 19, 1934 in Warren, OH, a son of the late Nick and 
Georgia Spanos. 

He worked as a postal worker for the United States Post Office and was a proud 
veteran of the United States Army. He was a member of North Mar Church. He 
coached little league for many years. He was an avid gardener, loved to bake bread 
and baklava, and cook lambs on a spit for special occasions. He also taught Bible 
study and Sunday School with his wife, Mary. 

James will be deeply missed by his loving children, Nick (Catherine) Spanos, John 
(Jackie) Spanos, George (Kathleen) Spanos, and Evanne (John) Trevaskis; 
grandchildren, Elizabeth (Jamie) Bretz, Nicholas (Laura) Spanos, Michele Noone, 
Christopher Spanos, Brittany Spanos, Matthew Spanos, Rachael Spanos, Anthony 
Trevaskis, and Benjamin (Gretchen) Trevaskis; 15 great-grandchildren; and sisters, 
Kathy Metalios and Joanna Pappas. 

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mary Spanos, 
whom he married on February 1, 1953 and passed on November 23, 1999; and his 
sister Sue Papalas. 

Family and friends may visit from 4-7:00PM on Sunday March 15, 2020 at Lane 
Family Funeral Homes Roberts Clark Chapel located at 180 Garfield Dr. NE in 
Warren and from 10-11:00AM on Monday March 16, 2020 at North Mar Church 
located at 3855 E. Market St in Warren with funeral services to follow at 11:00AM. 
Burial will take place at Oakwood Cemetery in Warren. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be donated to North Mar Church of the 
Christian and Missionary Alliance or Bella Women's Center located at 1192 North 
Rd. NE, Warren, OH 44483 
Family and friends may send their heartfelt condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com

Wednesday March 11, 2020

Obituary
MERIDIAN, Idaho — Jane Campbell, 85, formerly of Warren, died peacefully 
Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, at home in Idaho, surrounded by her family. 

Jane was born in Clarion County, Pa. and her family remembers her with the 
following tribute: 
“Mom’s unconditional love blessed us beyond measure and we are grateful she left 
her rare mark on our children. Enduringly warmhearted, her presence alone assured 
us security, compassion and inspiration. Standing beside, behind, and in front of us 
when necessary, she was the epitome of motherhood and we adored her. 

Mom enjoyed life, especially in a casino. Our Janie was no quitter, validated daily by 
scratching lottery tickets that brought pleasure with every payout. She loved home-
cooked meals, 500-piece puzzles, crocheting on the patio and a simple car ride to 
see something new. She was crazy ’bout Elvis, preserved a 55-year ‘Days of Our 
Lives’ ritual, talked tenderly to her dogs and gravitated to heated blankets set on 
‘high.’ In her final years, she took on the task of interviewing random handsome 
prospects for her unmarried granddaughters. Grandma never quit. 


In her final days, we witnessed a graceful woman who attained self-assured 
serenity. There was beauty in her eyes which squinted from laughter, creases on 
her cheeks from a lifetime of smiles and her forehead still worried affectionately for 
all of us until her final breath. What a significant and kindhearted woman she was, 
what a loving legacy she left, what a ‘Mom, Memaw, Grandma, Sister and Friend’ 
we will miss. 
“You, my sweet mother whose hand I was so fortunate to hold, live radiantly in our 
hearts and your essence is etched in our identity.” 

Jane is survived by her children, Lori (Jim Holcomb) Botzenhart and Tim (Rozlyn) 
Campbell; grandchildren, Lauren (Kyle) Sponseller, Zachary (Mary Kate) 
Botzenhart, Kayla Campbell and Alayna Campbell; her brother, John McCall; great-
grandchildren, Luke and Leo; and beloved niece, Carol Ann Watson. 
Jane joins her late husband, Richard L. Campbell; parents, Clair Byron McCall and 
Francis Keefer McCall; siblings, Joseph McCall and Shirley Ferlein; and son-in-law, 
Jim Botzenhart, who have preceded her in death. 

Jane’s memorial prayer service will be 11 a.m. Friday, March 27, 2020, at Lane 
Mineral Ridge Chapel, at 1350 N. Niles-Canfield Road. 

Friends may visit with the family prior to the services, 10 to 10:45 a.m. Friday, March 
27, at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Kerr Cemetery.

Wednesday March 11, 2020

Obituary
MERIDIAN, Idaho — Jane Campbell, 85, formerly of Warren, died peacefully 
Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, at home in Idaho, surrounded by her family. 

Jane was born in Clarion County, Pa. and her family remembers her with the 
following tribute: 
“Mom’s unconditional love blessed us beyond measure and we are grateful she left 
her rare mark on our children. Enduringly warmhearted, her presence alone assured 
us security, compassion and inspiration. Standing beside, behind, and in front of us 
when necessary, she was the epitome of motherhood and we adored her. 

Mom enjoyed life, especially in a casino. Our Janie was no quitter, validated daily by 
scratching lottery tickets that brought pleasure with every payout. She loved home-
cooked meals, 500-piece puzzles, crocheting on the patio and a simple car ride to 
see something new. She was crazy ’bout Elvis, preserved a 55-year ‘Days of Our 
Lives’ ritual, talked tenderly to her dogs and gravitated to heated blankets set on 
‘high.’ In her final years, she took on the task of interviewing random handsome 
prospects for her unmarried granddaughters. Grandma never quit. 


In her final days, we witnessed a graceful woman who attained self-assured 
serenity. There was beauty in her eyes which squinted from laughter, creases on 
her cheeks from a lifetime of smiles and her forehead still worried affectionately for 
all of us until her final breath. What a significant and kindhearted woman she was, 
what a loving legacy she left, what a ‘Mom, Memaw, Grandma, Sister and Friend’ 
we will miss. 
“You, my sweet mother whose hand I was so fortunate to hold, live radiantly in our 
hearts and your essence is etched in our identity.” 

Jane is survived by her children, Lori (Jim Holcomb) Botzenhart and Tim (Rozlyn) 
Campbell; grandchildren, Lauren (Kyle) Sponseller, Zachary (Mary Kate) 
Botzenhart, Kayla Campbell and Alayna Campbell; her brother, John McCall; great-
grandchildren, Luke and Leo; and beloved niece, Carol Ann Watson. 
Jane joins her late husband, Richard L. Campbell; parents, Clair Byron McCall and 
Francis Keefer McCall; siblings, Joseph McCall and Shirley Ferlein; and son-in-law, 
Jim Botzenhart, who have preceded her in death. 

Jane’s memorial prayer service will be 11 a.m. Friday, March 27, 2020, at Lane 
Mineral Ridge Chapel, at 1350 N. Niles-Canfield Road. 

Friends may visit with the family prior to the services, 10 to 10:45 a.m. Friday, March 
27, at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Kerr Cemetery.

Wednesday March 11, 2020

Obituary
Canfield - Victor L. Hedl Jr., age 79, formerly of Leetonia, passed away on Tuesday, 
March 10, 2020 at Shepherd of the Valley Poland.

Mr. Hedl was born on May 16, 1940 in Salem, OH, son of the late Victor and Alma 
Reed Hedl.

 Victor had worked at E.W. Bliss, Salem and was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran 
Church in Leetonia. He served in the US Navy.

 He is survived by his wife, the former Kay A. Senior, whom he married on June 5, 
1960; his son, Douglas A. Hedl of Naples, FL; his daughter, Vicki L. (Randal) 
McMillen of Aliquippa, PA; and one granddaughter, Megan (Jacob) Fetchin.

 He was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles A. Hedl, Sr. and William P. 
Hedl.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, March 14, 2020 from 10am-11am at St 
Paul’s Lutheran Church, Leetonia

A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 11:00 am at the 
church with Pastor Kari Lankford officiating.

Burial will be in Oakdale Cemetery, Leetonia where military honors will be accorded.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church memorial fund or 
Hospice of the Valley.

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

Wednesday March 11, 2020

Obituary
 

 

RALPH H. THOMAS, of Louisville, OH, formerly of Cleveland, Medina, Walton Hills 
& Bath, passed away in his home on March 9, 2020, following his 6-year struggle 
with cancer.

Ralph was a well-known Electrical Design Engineer, having received his BS Degree 
from Case Institute of Technology in 1961, having been a member of the Zeti Psi 
fraternity, and had worked in that field for various companies in northern Ohio during 
his more than 50 years of employment. He retired from Salem Design & 
Manufacturing in 2018. In 1994/1995 he was awarded the "Who's Who" Worldwide 
in the Registry of World Leaders and Engineers. In the 1980s he also received a 
Master’s Degree in Tax Accounting from Cleveland State University, and had a 
flourishing part-time tax practice for more than 40 years, having many clients in over 
18 states and 3 foreign countries. He was known affectionately to all his clients as 
"The Tax Guy", practicing from his home office in Louisville, OH for the last 11 years. 
He was licensed by the IRS as an enrolled agent for over 25 years and was a long-
time member of the National Association of Tax Preparers. He was a member of the 
Paradise United Church of Christ in Louisville since 2009.

He is survived by his loving wife, Judith L. (Byrne) Thomas to whom he was married 
in November 2010. His former wife, Barbara (Voth) Thomas, of Cleveland, 
predeceased him in November 2001. They had 1 daughter, Lauri (Dale) Domenico, 
now in Crescent City FL, formerly of Massillon; 1 son, Robert P. (Caitlin) Thomas of 
Cuyahoga Falls, OH; grandsons Joshua (Sarah) Jared of Jacksonville, FL, Brandon 
(Kaitlyn) Jared of Bonita Springs, FL, and granddaughter Andrea Jared of E. 
Canton, OH. He is great-grandfather to 4 great-grandsons all living in Florida. He 
also has 2 stepchildren, Richard R. Pugh of Lincolnshire UK, and Pamela J. Simon 
of Newport News, VA. He is survived by 1 brother David (Donna) Thomas, living in 
Columbus, OH, and 1 niece and 1 nephew. He was predeceased by parents 
Herbert L Thomas and Florence A Thomas of Garfield Heights in Cleveland, where 
he grew up, attaining the rank of Eagle Scout in the BSoA. Ralph was a longtime 
collector of model railroads and spent many fun hours building models, train layouts, 
and attending train shows, from the time he was a small boy. He was well-loved and 
will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

There will be a memorial church service for Ralph at 11am on Saturday, March 21, 
2020t at Paradise United Church of Christ, 619 E. Main Street, Louisville, OH 
44641, with calling hours starting at 10:00 am. A dinner will be served following the 
services at the church for all attendees, with memorials of his life being shared by 
family and friends. Ralph's cremated remains will be interred at a later date in the 
Union Cemetery in Louisville, OH.

The family asks in lieu of flowers donations be made to Paradise United Church of 
Christ in his memory. On line condolences may be made at 
www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

Stier- Israel Funeral Home

Wednesday March 11, 2020

Obituary
Margaret Ann “Maggie” Longsworth, age 83, went home to be with the Lord on 
March 7, 2020.  Maggie was born on April 17, 1936 in Canton, Ohio.

She loved entertainment in the form of music, theater, movies, or T.V.  She also 
enjoyed traveling and never letting the grass grow under her feet. Spending time 
visiting and playing tickets with her friends at the club was a must, she was a social 
butterfly and never knew a stranger.

Maggie belonged to the Louisville F.O.E., Louisville American Legion, and VFW 
Post # 3747.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband Glenn E. Longsworth, parents 
Barney and Patricia Hassett, and brother, Jack Hassett.

Maggie is survived by her brothers, Wiliam Hassett and Jack Wallace; children: Paul 
(Julie) Shrum, Patti (Jim) Snyder, and William Lewis; grandchildren: Toni (Landon) 
Barnett, Kim (Jay) Dawod, Chase and Spencer Shrum, Bryan (Amber) Snyder, 
Lynsey (Paul) Petrovic, Blair (Brian) Fishel, Brittany and Becca Lewis; great-
grandchildren: Kole Barnett, Shay and Olivia Burns, Kayley and Kassidy Snyder, 
Easton and Case Petrovic, and Landon and Logan Fishel.  Being with family 
brought her great joy.

A celebration of life is planned for Saturday, March 21, 2020 from 3-6PM, at the 
American Legion Hall in Louisville.  Interment will be at Evergreen Memorial 
Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Maggie’s favorite charity, St. Jude’s 
Hospital.

Maggie will be remembered for her love of life, and all her “GGisms”.  She was one 
of a kind!  You are gone from this place, but never from our heats.  “How lucky I am 
having something that makes saying Good-bye so hard” Winnie the Pooh.

Tuesday March 10, 2020

Obituary
Natalie J. Peters, age 87 of Cortland, passed away on March 9, 2020 at Cortland 
Healthcare. Natalie was born on February 9, 1933 in New Castle, PA to James & 
Clarice (Grundy) Matthews. 

On March 30, 1951, Natalie was united in marriage to the love of her life, Leo A. 
Peters who preceded her in death on July 28, 2014. 

A devoted wife, Natalie followed her husband to El Paso, TX where he was a 
business owner for several years before returning to the area. 

Natalie is survived by her children, Patricia Burns and Terry Peters both of Warren, 
and Scott (Karen) Peters of Cortland; five grandchildren, Laurie Beth (Kris 
Workman) Burns, Julie (Felicia Irvin) Peters, Natalie (Cole) Nemanic, Robert 
(Rachel) Smith, and Lacina (Josh Sutton) Smith; seven great-grandchildren; her 
sister-in-law Louise Biega of St. Louis, MO and her cousin Chuck Grundy of 
Hubbard. 

Funeral Services will be held at Lane Funeral Homes; Shafer-Winans Chapel, 
Cortland at 12:00 noon on Thursday March 12, 2020 where friends and family many 
visit from 10:00 a.m. until service time. Pastor Bill Carter will officiate.

Tuesday March 10, 2020

Obituary
MINERAL RIDGE-Michael V. Henderson, 76, passed away early Monday morning, 
March 9, 2020 at Trumbull Regional Medical Center. He was born July 26, 1943, the 
son of Everett and Vivian (Lawson) Henderson. 

Michael was employed by Northside Forum Health Hospital with the Security 
Department, retiring in 1991. 

He was a 1961 graduate of Niles McKinley High School and served his country as a 
member of the U.S. Army. 

Michael was of the Protestant Faith. He enjoyed gardening. He also enjoyed fishing 
and hunting. 

Michael is survived by his daughter, Heidi M. Henderson of Niles; his sister, Betty L. 
(Arney) Porter of Niles; his grandchildren, Jordan, Skylar, Dustin and Lacie Major 
and his nieces, Diana Williams, Vicki Pasterik and Brenda Porter. 

Michael was preceded in death by his parents. 

Friends may call from 12-1 p.m. Thursday at the Lane Family Funeral Homes-
Mineral Ridge Chapel, followed by the Funeral Service at 1 p.m.

Tuesday March 10, 2020

Obituary
Clarence “C.W.” Fields, 78, passed away peacefully at the Humility House in 
Austintown on Monday, March 9, 2020. Clarence was born August 21, 1941 in 
Cumberland, Maryland 

The son of the late Walter Lewis and Bernadette (Wolford) Fields, Clarence 
graduated from Allegany High School in Cumberland and served in the United 
States Army during the Vietnam war. After his honorable discharge, he met and 
married Alma Rose (Barrett) Fields, the love of his life. They spent 50 years 
together. He worked at Lordstown General Motors for over 30 years until he retired. 
Clarence enjoyed spending time in the garage working on his 1932 Ford Coupe, 
tending to his vegetable garden and going shopping, but his most treasured time 
was spent with his family who he loved dearly. 

A devout Catholic, Clarence previously attended St. Jude’s in Columbiana and St. 
Paul’s in Salem before moving to Mineral Ridge and becoming a member of St. 
Mary’s. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus #10183 and Father 
Cavanaugh’s 4th degree assembly of St. Jude’s #3145. 

Clarence was a generous and kind man. He was a proud veteran and a truly 
selfless man who had a heart of gold that will be deeply missed by all those whose 
lives he touched. 

Left to cherish his memory are his children Joseph (Kerstin) Fields of Mineral Ridge 
and Clarence “Clay” Fields, II of Salem; his four grandchildren Gabrielle (Anthony) 
Lavorata, Hunter, Bailey, and Maddison Fields; and one great-grandson, Tanner 
Lavorata; his siblings Elizabeth (Don) Nedobeck and Joseph Fields both of 
Milwaukee, Wi.; and many nieces and nephews. 

Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife Alma Rose (Barrett) Fields 
and his sister, Sister Marie Bernadette Fields, SSND. 

Family and Friends will be received on Friday, March 13th from 5:00 to 7:00PM at 
Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial officiated by 
Father Richard Murphy and Father Robert Edwards at St. Mary’s Church in Mineral 
Ridge will be held on Saturday, March 14th at 11:00 AM, followed by military honors.

Tuesday March 10, 2020

Obituary
Alliance:
 
Darrell L Koran, age 37, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, March 6, 2020. 
He was born May 8, 1982 to Darrell Lee Koran and Kimberly (Seabolt) Mitchell. 

He is survived by his parents; Darrel Lee Koran and Kimberly Seabolt Mitchell. 

His Grandparents; Hank and Sherri Koran, Mike Seabolt, and Donna Rousch. His 
Daughters; Kirstein Koran and Kaitlynn Wheeler- Koran . His Sons; Dominic Lee 
Koran and Merric Ferguson. 

Sisters; Kendra ( Kyle) Griffin and Kristy. A Brother; Kevin Koran. Christina Koran 
who was his spouse of 17 years. 

Natasha Ferguson his girlfriend. Nieces and Nephews; Kinsley, Aubrey, Abigale, 
Karter and Aiden. 

Special friends; Matthew Russell, Mike Ward, Timothy Thompson, Alan White, Terry 
(TJ) McGinnis, Paul Marion, TJ Gorby, Andrew Burrier, and Angel Rhodes. Mother- 
In- law; Diane Wheeler. Aunts and Uncles; Sheila (Tim) Pendleton, Mike (Kimberly) 
Seabolt and Wanda Seabolt, many Cousins, extended family, and friends. 

He was preceded in death by his Step-dad; Steve Mitchell and his Father- In- Law; 
Jeff Wheeler. Darrell owned his own construction business. 

He also enjoyed the art of tattooing. His hobbies included spending time with his 
kids, going 4-wheeling, riding motorcycles, fishing, and dirt-biking. 

He believed in living life to the fullest and had a "full size life" in his short time here 
on Earth. He had a huge heart and always believed in helping others. Darrell was a 
Life- Banc Donor and his gifts to his recipients will help him live on as he continues 
to be a blessing to others. 

Visitation will take place on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at Alliance Baptist Temple at 
1441 W Vine Street from 11am-1pm. Funeral service will be held at 1pm with Pastor 
Randy Payne Officiating. 

Friends and family may send their condolences online at 
www.Dean'sfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Dean's Funeral 
Home Sebring, Ohio.

Monday March 09, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – Clarence D. Twaddle Jr., age 83 died Monday, March 9, 2020 at his 
home. He was born August 19, 1936 in East Rochester, son of the late Clarence D. 
and Katherine M. (Hartley) Twaddle Sr.

Clarence was a 1955 graduate of Salem High School, Advanced Trade School. He 
was a machinist and tool and die maker at NRM for 37 years and RAG Tool for 10 
years, retiring in 2001. Clarence was a veteran of the United States Army E4 rank, 
serving from January 6, 1960 through March 6, 1962. He was a member of the 
Negley Masonic Lodge #565 and NRA life member.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Elanor F. (Kornbau) Twaddle of Salem whom 
he married October 18, 1956; son, Dennis Twaddle Sr. of Negley; daughter, Ginger 
(Mark) Riffee of Hanoverton; grandchildren, Dennis (Sarah) Twaddle of Nome, 
Alaska, Wendy Twaddle of Hihira, GA; Matt (Savanna) Twaddle of Negley; Breanne 
(Joseph) Percy of Columbiana; Brooke (Mark) Boley of Beloit; great grandchildren, 
Pearl, Evelynne, Colton, Amelia, Owen, Ellie, and Olivia.

Besides his parents, his mother-in-law, Pearl Kornbau also preceded him in death.

The family would like to give special thank you to Glenda Zeh, Helen and Hickrie 
Gidley, who helped care for Clarence at home.

A funeral service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, March 12, 2020 at Stark 
Memorial. Calling hours will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

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

Monday March 09, 2020

Obituary
Salem:
Carol Reynolds age 75, passed away at Aultman Alliance Hospital on Friday, March 
6, 2020 She was  born February 26, 1945 to the late Woodrow and Arleta Wilson. 

She  is survived by her two Daughters; Paula Reynolds and Arleta Ogden. Three 
Sons; Robert (Sue) Reynolds III, Pat (Donna) Reynolds, and Woodrow Wilson. 
Three Brothers; John, Mike and Doug. Several Grand-Children, Great- Grand-
Children, and Great- Great Grand-children. 

She was preceded in death by her Parents; her Husband; Robert Reynolds Sr., a 
Brother Ernie, a Sister Jane, and two Daughters; Mary Kline and Sara Vanham .

She had a laid back personality and was very dedicated to her family. She was a 
very loving person who enjoyed spending time with her Grand- Children. She was 
very talkative and would open her door to anyone to help if they were in need.

Calling hours will take place on Friday March 13th at Dean's Funeral Home from 4-5 
PM. A dinner will follow at The Old Bingo Hall in Salem, Ohio. 

Friends and family may send their condolences online at 
www.Dean'sfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Dean's Funeral 
Home Sebring, Ohio.

Monday March 09, 2020

JEFF'S OBITUARY
Jeff Takeshi Stephens 33, of Lisbon, died February 29, 2020, at his home.
 
He was born on December 17, 1986, in Oceanside, CA, the son of William 
Stephens and Kanako (Nagasaki) Stephens.
 
He last worked at the Calcutta Wal Mart as a greeter.
 
He is survived by his mother of Princeton, TX, and father and stepmother Deborah 
of Copperas Cove, TX, brothers; Alex (Faith) Stephens and Eric (Addrianne) 
Stephens all of McKinney, TX.

Monday March 09, 2020

PAMELA'S OBITUARY
Pamela Jean (Bennett) Berg 58, of Salem, died Sunday, March 8, 2020 in the 
emergency room of Salem Regional Medical Center.
 
She was born on March 3, 1962 in Mansfield, OH, the daughter of Florence (Ayers) 
and the late Gary Bennett.
 
She was a former manager at the Salem Taco Bell until 2010. She was a graduate 
of Lucas High School in Mansfield and took classes for Early Childhood Schooling 
Education. Pam loved her family and looked forward to spending time with all her 
grand babies. If the sun was out, Pam would always find a good spot to lay and get 
a good tan.
 
In addition to her mother and step father Florence (Ayers) Bennett Strimple and 
Dave Strimple of Clermont, FL, she is survived by her children; Angel (Ryan) Hiscox 
and James Berg and her fiance Henry Mills all of Salem, four grandchildren, 
siblings; Karen White of Loudonville, Gary Bruce Bennett of Mansfield, David 
(Rochelle) Strimple of Conn, Denise (Rick) Baker of Ontario, OH, Cheryl Breault of 
SC, Billy Greasel of Lisbon and Lori (Larry) Strunck.
 
Services will be held on Thursday, 6 PM at the Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons 
Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem. The Pastor Cholmer Perkins of Lifeline 
Church, Alliance will be officiating. A time of visitation will be from 4-6 PM.
 
The family has asked that donations be made to help with the cost of the funeral 
and burial.

Monday March 09, 2020

Obituary
ESCONDIDO, CA – Cynthia “Cindy” Sue Spaulding died Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 
her home. She was born July 10, 1960 in Alliance, Ohio, the daughter of the late 
Donald E. and Ruth “Sally” Ann (Metzgar) Stiffler.

Cindy worked as a correctional officer for four years at CCA. She was a graduate of 
United Local High School. She had a passion for riding motorcycles and traveling 
the country.  She also enjoyed sewing, arts & crafts, gardening and spending time 
with her children and grandchildren. 

Survivors include a daughter, Heather Ann Morgan of Leetonia, OH; a son, Shawn 
Michael Spaulding of Escondido, CA; a brother, Dan Stiffler of Salem, OH and 
grandchildren, Jonah, Ivy, Leilani and Delaynie.

Besides her parents, she was also preceded in death by a brother, Calvin Stiffler.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 
Woodsdale Cemetery with Pastor Robert Laughlin officiating.  Burial will be at 
Woodsdale Cemetery.

Arrangements were handled by the Stark Memorial Funeral Home.

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

Monday March 09, 2020

Obituary
Brigitte E. Oliver, age 81, of Louisville, OH passed away Thursday March 5, 2020. 
She was born March 7, 1938 in Küstrin, East Germany.

Brigitte is survived by her husband of 57 years, Samuel Oliver; two daughters, Lisa 
(Mike) Mercurio and Monica Franks; a son, Tom Oliver; son-in-law, Steven Miller; 
nine grandchildren, Zachary, Samantha, Jorden, Nick, Joshua, Alexis, Vinnie, 
Mitchell, Jaret and five great-grandchildren, Haylie, River, Gavin, Colton, Scarlett. 

She was preceded in death by her mother, Lisa Darr, her father, Erik Meistring and 
her daughter, Kenna Miller.

A private family funeral was held at Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville. Brigitte 
was laid to rest in Union Cemetery. 

Online condolences may be left at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com
                                  Stier-Israel Funeral Home

Monday March 09, 2020

Obituary
   Glenda I. Kelly, age 76, passed away Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at Altercare of 
Alliance.

  She was born October 1, 1943, in Navarre, Ohio to Orlo and Lucille (Walter) 
Maurer.

  Glenda attended Navarre Schools and worked as a secretary at General electric.

  She enjoyed playing the organ and clarinet. She was a good cook and loved 
cooking meals for her family and friends and especially loved spending time with her 
many nieces, nephews and grandchildren. She and her husband took in a few stray 
cats and dogs over their 32 years of marriage.

  Survivors include her husband, Dallas Kelly; step-sons, Steven (Nancy) Kelly, 
Dallas L. (Mary) Kelly and Michael (Colleen) Kelly; brother, Gerald (Sherry) Maurer; 
nieces, Dawn Clark, Sara Traynor and Kimra Traynor; and nephews, Eric Traynor 
and Charles (Judy) Maurer and Edward (Joanne) Maurer.

  In addition to her parents, Glenda was preceded in death by her sister, Sara 
Traynor and brother-in-law, Michael.

  A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m., Saturday, March 14, 2020 at Cassaday-
Turkle-Christian Funeral Home with Pastor Larry Grow officiating. Friends may call 
from 2-4 p.m., prior to the service.

  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to 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.

Sunday March 08, 2020

Obituary

AUSTINTOWN-William Minkewicz, 72, passed away Thursday evening, March 5, 
2020 at St. Elizabeth Mercy Health Center in Boardman. 

He was born September 6, 1947 in Newark, New Jersey, a son of Benjamin and 
Jennie (Plocica) Minkewicz. 

Bill was a salesman for 28 years, retiring from Youngstown Fence Co. He was a 
1965 graduate of John F. Kennedy High School in Iselin, NJ. Bill then served his 
country for 4 plus years as a member of the U.S. Navy, stationed aboard the 
Nuclear Submarine, USS Henry L. Stimson (SSBN-655). He was a member of 
Tabernacle Presbyterian church, where he was a Deacon. 

Bill loved being with family and friends and was an accomplished story teller. He 
enjoyed gardening and snow skiing and also loved going to the beach. 

Bill is survived by his wife of 30 years, the former Karma S. Woerner, whom he 
married April 1, 1989; his daughters, Amy (Craig Taylor) Minkewicz of Panama City, 
FL and Robyn Noel Minkewicz of Austintown; his son, Tyler James Minkewicz of 
Austintown; his brother, Ben Minkewicz of Lebanon, TN and his half-brother, Mark 
DeVito of Phoenix, AZ. 

Besides his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his brother, John Minkewicz. 
There will be a Memorial Service at 12 p.m. on Wednesday at the Tabernacle 
Presbyterian Church. 

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Lane Family Funeral Homes-
Austintown Chapel and one hour prior to the Service on Wednesday at the church. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Bill’s name may be given to the 
Deacon’s Fund at Tabernacle Presbyterian Church.

Sunday March 08, 2020

Obituary
Champion– James E. Scott, 78, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday 
evening, March 3, 2020. 

James was born on August 17, 1941 in Garfield Heights, son of the late Robert and 
Margaret Scott. 

He was a graduate of Garfield Heights High School and a proud veteran of the 
United States Army. After his honorable discharge, he worked at Packard Electric 
until he retired. In addition to working at Packard Electric, he owned and operated a 
fishing charter business for 20 years. He loved being outdoors, boating, fishing, and 
hunting. He also enjoyed bowling, golfing, “playing his tickets” and winning Keno. 
His most treasured time was spent with his family who he loved dearly. 

James, or as others knew him as Scott, will always be remembered by his quick 
humor, orneriness, and charismatic persona. His memory will be forever missed by 
his children, Mark (Kathy) Huston of Cortland, Tracy (Gary) Newsome of Warren, 
Christine Scott Miterko of Champion, Margaret Scott of Champion, and Marilyn 
(Jay) Hunziker of IN; 13 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; brothers, Terry 
(Robin) Scott, Bill (Leslie) Scott, and Tom (Ronna) Scott; sisters, Sister Marilyn 
Scott and Patricia Monczewski. He also leaves behind an extended family, Megan 
Testa Moss, Kyle Testa, and Nicholas Testa; 3 grandchildren; and many nieces, 
nephews, cousins, and friends. 
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his brothers, Robert Scott and 
Phillip “Tony” Scott and brother in law Tom Monczewski. 

A memorial service will be held at 11:00AM on Thursday March 12, 2020 at St. 
Mary’s Catholic Church located at 232 Seneca Ave. Warren, OH 44481. 

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

Saturday March 07, 2020

Obituary
Alliance:
Brian Bernhardt, age 55, passed away on Friday, March 6, 2020 into the loving 
arms of the Lord. 

 He was  born October 29, 1964 to the late Allan and Clara (Neely) Bernhardt. 

He is survived by his two daughters; Katie and Brianna Bernhardt. One son; Cody 
Bernhardt. Sisters; Brenda (Stephan) Bernhardt, Kathy (Larry) Bitaro, Angel (Chris) 
English, and Debbie (Rich) DeComposto. Step-mother; Rose Parshall and Dan. His 
first grand-child is on the way. 

In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his wife; Pamela 
Bernhardt, two brothers; Jeffrey Bernhardt and Chris DeGrazia. 

Brian worked as an auto body specialist and had a passion for cars, boating, 
motorcycles, and snowmobiling. Brian was a very social person who loved people. 

He had a very big heart and was very giving person. He had a beautiful soul and will 
be greatly missed by all that knew him.
Friends and family may send their condolences online at 
www.Dean'sfuneralhome.com. 

Arrangements are entrusted to Dean's Funeral Home Sebring, Ohio.

Saturday March 07, 2020

Obituary
Alliance:

Lowell Clyde Dye, age 84, passed away on Friday, March 6, 2020 into the loving 
arms of the Lord.  He was  born June 26, 1935 to the late Yale and Elizabeth Dye.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Juanita Mae (Moff) Dye, they were married 
May 17, 1959. Also, his two daughters; Brenda (Ron Quinn) Carver and Ana (Mark) 
Fiscus. Three sons; James (Rene') Dye, Sam (Laura) Dye, and Kevin Dye. A sister; 
Kate (John) Cunningham and a brother; Carrol (Ann) Dye. Seven grand-children 
and seventeen great- grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents. He retired from working as a construction 
operating engineer. His hobbies included; gambling and horse races. He enjoyed 
spending time with his family. He was a hard worker and will remembered for all the 
hard work and sacrifice throughout his life to provide a better life for those he loved. 
Per his request cremation has taken place and no public services will be held at this 
time.

Friends and family may send their condolences online at 
www.Dean'sfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Dean's Funeral 
Home Sebring, Ohio.

Friday March 06, 2020

THOMAS' OBITUARY
Thomas Harold Sabo 82, of Columbiana, died at 5:27 AM Friday, February 28, 2020 
at Salem Regional Medical Center.
 
He was born on March 4, 1937 in Austintown, OH, the son of the late Louis and 
Barbara (Boznak) Sabo.
 
He retired from GM Lordstown after 28 years working on the assembly line. He has 
resided in the Canfield/Columbiana area most of his life. Tom was one who liked to 
do thing for himself. If something needed repaired, he would do it himself. He was a 
skilled plasterer and enjoyed the art of it.
 
When he was not busy, he enjoyed being outside hunting and fishing. He was also 
enjoyed food and hardly missed a good meal.
 
He is survived by his wife, the former Mary Ann Berdis, whom he married on 
February 7, 1959, his children: Douglas Sabo of Youngstown, Jeffrey (Noreen)Sabo 
of Columbiana, Gregory (Lilliana) Sabo of Rocklidge, FL. and Barbara (Stephen) 
Beck of Rogers, OH., siblings: Robert (Cathy) Sabo, Arnold (Stephanie) Sabo and 
James Sabo, six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter Jacqueline 
Bianchi, siblings: Olga Sperry, Irma, William, Gilbert, Louis and Paul Sabo.
 
There will be no services or visitation held at this time.

Friday March 06, 2020

RICHARD'S OBITUARY
Richard Fernandez 62, of St. Clair Twp., East Liverpool, died at his home late 
Sunday night, February 23, 2020.
 
He was born on June 9, 1957 in New York, NY., the son of Emilo and Diana 
(Galante) Fernandez.
 
He formerly was employed by American Airlines (fka US Airways) as an aircraft 
mechanic and inspector. He served in the US Air Force and was catholic by faith.
 
He is survived by his children: Diana Fernandez of Monaca, PA and Daniel 
Fernandez of Cranberry, PA and three grandchildren.
 
Services will be held on Thursday, March 5, 2020, 1:30 PM at the National 
Cemetery of the Alleghenies. (1158 Morgan Road, Bridgeville, PA 15017) The US 
Air Force will offer military honors at the services.

Friday March 06, 2020

THOMAS' OBITUARY
Thomas Jones Phillips Sr., 69 of Salem, died upon arrival at 7:40 PM Tuesday, 
March 3, 2020 in the emergency room of Salem Regional Medical Center.
 
He was born on January 7, 1951 in Salem, the son of the late Paul and Elsie 
(Ingledue) Phillips.
 
Tom has been a lifetime area resident and last worked for Cleveland Auto Wrecking 
in Youngstown. He enjoyed visiting the grandchildren and sharing stories that only 
he could tell. Tom enjoyed the outdoors and could always find time for some good 
coon hunting.
 
He is survived by his wife, Brenda, children: Thomas Jones Phillips Jr., Pat H. 
(Angie) Phillips and Karen Sue Phillips all of Salem, and Paul Jones Phillips of 
Leetonia, siblings: Virgil of Franklin Square and Gary of Alabama, fourteen 
grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren.
 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son Larry Gene Evans, 
siblings Henry, Paul, Harvey, John, Charles, Benjamin Phillips, Elsie Stevenson, 
Catherine Zeigler, Donna Garber and Lydia Mottern and one grandson.
 
Tom did not want any funeral services or visitation held.

Friday March 06, 2020

CLIFFORD'S OBITUARY
Clifford Joseph TeVogh 75, of Washingtonville, died at 7:10 AM Thursday, March 5, 
2020 at Salem Regional Medical Center.
 
He was born on August 20, 1944 in Minneapolis, MN., the son of the late Joseph 
and Alta (Trager) TeVogh.
 
He moved to the area in 2010 from Spring Branch, Texas. He retired in 2006 as a 
manager of a lumber distribution company. Cliff served three and a half years in the 
US Navy during the Vietnam War. He served on the USS Kitty Hawk during his first 
enlistment. He was a life member of the Salem Amvets Post 45 and life member of 
the American Legion. Cliff enjoyed fishing, playing horse shoes, golfing and being 
outdoors. He was a gun collector in his early years and loved anything Harley 
Davidson.
 
He is survived by his daughter Jennifer Sebestan of Idaho, sister; Lorrie (Bob) Mead 
of Salem, half siblings; Robert Neff of Alliance, Margaret Davis of Columbiana, 
Rhonda Phillips of Kensington and Bobbie Culler of Virginia and one grand 
daughter.
 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son Christopher, siblings; 
Vivian Wieble, Kleen Liebert and Arthur TeVogh.
 
Cliff had choosen to be buried at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in 
Seville, Ohio. The date of those services are still pending.

Friday March 06, 2020

Obituary
Ken Bonacker passed away on March 4, 2020 at University Hospital in Cleveland, 
Ohio. 

He was born on February 2, 1952 in Youngstown, a son of William and Ann 
(Sorrentino) Bonacker. 

He was a kind and gentle man with a quick wit and sense of humor. He enjoyed 
playing pool, cooking and being with his wife and many friends. 

Ken is survived by his wife Cindy Bonacker and his son David Bailey. He is also 
survived by his sister-in-law Linda Clark and his siblings William (Debbie) Bonacker 
and Sharon Bonacker, as well as many nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents as well as his brother Edward Bonacker. 

Per Ken’s wishes there will be no calling hours. He wishes all his family and friends 
to remember the man he was. 

The family has entrusted their loved one to Lane Funeral Home Austintown Chapel. 
Please visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to leave condolences to the family.

Friday March 06, 2020

Obituary
Cortland – Barry David “Batman” Bulford, 56, passed away unexpectedly during 
surgery Thursday morning March 5, 2020. 

Barry was born on November 27, 1963 in Warren, OH, son of Donald Bulford Jr. and 
Charlotte (Ostrander) Bulford. 

He was a 1982 graduate of Howland High School. He was a very proud member of 
the US Marines. He was a fan of NASCAR, especially followed Mark Martin, and 
diehard Cleveland Browns fan. 

He worked as an auto mechanic for many years at various area dealerships. He 
was a member of the dart team at Yellow Dog Saloon & Grill. But especially he will 
be remembered for his kind and loving heart, willing to help all and his portrayal of 
Batman. 
He brought joy to many at parties, hospitals, fundraisers, and was a volunteer of the 
Santa Hide-A-Way Hollow. 

Barry is survived by his mother Charlotte; his children, daughter Heather Bulford 
and her companion Chris Dickson of Niles, son, Chad Bulford and his girlfriend 
Angel Garces of Cortland, daughter, Lauren Bulford of Cortland, and stepdaughter, 
Lindsey Double and her fiancé Josh Manners of Cortland; sister Debby (Rick) Smith 
of Fredonia, PA; brothers, Don (Joyce) Bulford of Alabaster, AL, Rick (Cheryl) 
Bulford of Howland, and Randy Bulford of Howland; and many nieces, nephews, 
cousins, aunts, great nieces, and great nephews. 

He is also survived by Heather’s mother and his ex-wife, Stacey Jensen and Chad 
and Lauren’s mother and former companion Jennetta Double, many friends, and 
fellow Marines. He will be truly missed by all, but now he is home with Jesus. 

He was preceded in death by his father Donald, and a special couple, Bill and 
(Gladys) Root, who called him Bear and were his babysitters for many years and 
took him many places in the US when he was little; especially Mount Rushmore that 
he always called them the men on the mountain. 

Family and friends may visit from 5-7:00PM on Monday March 9, 2020 at Lane 
Family Funeral Homes Roberts-Clark Chapel located at 180 Garfield Dr. NE in 
Warren and from 10-11:00AM on Tuesday March, 10, 2020 at the funeral home with 
services to follow at 11:00AM. 

Private burial will take place after cremation. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Santas Hide-A-Way 
Hollow in Middlefield, OH. 

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

Friday March 06, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – Kathryne Frazier, age 87 died at 12:59 p.m. Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 
Circle of Care Skilled Nursing Facility. She was born May 5, 1932 in Brilliant, 
Alabama, daughter of the late James and Daisy (Collins) Hice.

Kathryne had worked at Carriage Hill for 11 years and previously A&P in Salem for 
six years. She was a 1949 graduate of Walker County High School in Alabama. 
Kathryne was a member of the First Baptist Church in Salem.

Her husband, Arthur E. Frazier whom she married May 17, 1951, preceded her in 
death August 19, 1999.

Kathryne is survived by a son, Terry (Karen) Frazier of Akron; a daughter, Suzi 
(Nick) Capaldi of Salem; one brother, Leon Hice; three grandchildren, Terry (Rachel) 
Frazier II, Theresa (Johnny) Owen and Christina Capaldi; 11 great grandchildren 
and one great-great grandson.

Besides her parents and husband, Kathryne is also preceded in death by seven 
sisters; four brothers and a great grandson, Trey Frazier.

A funeral service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 8, 2020 at Stark Memorial. 
Calling hours will be held from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Robert 
Rowley officiating. A private burial will be at Hope Cemetery.

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

Friday March 06, 2020

Obituary
Salem - Michael Francis Hatch, age 85, of Salem, died on Thursday, March 5, 2020 
at Windsor House at Canfield.

He was born on February 5, 1935 in Altoona, PA, son of the late Beverly and Erma 
McAteer Hatch.

Michael had worked in Customer Service with Consolidated Rail Corporation and 
was a member of St Jude Roman Catholic Church. He enjoyed gardening and loved 
to sing. He was a member of the St. Jude Choir and Knights of Columbus St. Jude 
Council #10183 where he was a third degree. Michael adored his family especially 
his grandchildren and loved nothing more than to spend time with all of them.

Michael’s family would like to thank the doctors and staff at Salem Regional Medical 
Center, Windsor House at Canfield and Hospice of the Valley for all of their care and 
support during this time.

He is survived by his wife, Anna May Wertz Hatch, whom he married on October 2, 
1954, four daughters, Julie Ann (Jerry) Rader of Manchester, Janine Marie (Robert) 
Cox of Boardman, Ann Frances (Scott) Grist of Boardman and Milissa Ann 
(Carmen) Romeo of Poland; four sons, Michael Arthur (Maggie) Hatch of North 
Lima, Christopher Alan (Marilyn) Hatch of Canfield, Mark Andrew (Carla) Hatch of 
Columbiana and Lee Matthew (Denise) Hatch of Tallmadge; four sisters, Rose, 
Connie, Kathleen and Mary Jane; three brothers, Richard, Kenneth and Timothy; 
twenty grandchildren, Michael (JenaLee) Hatch, Christopher (Morgan) Hatch, Luke 
Roberts, Nicholas (Crystal) Roberts, Chase Roberts, Charles (Kathryn) Hatch, 
Randall (Beth) Hatch, Bradley (Sarah) Hatch, Marshall Hatch, Jonathan (Rachel) 
Grist, John Michael Romeo, Owen Hatch, Audra Hatch, Krysten (Bryan) Heim, Keri 
(Paul) Munson, Kacey (Cody) Plaskett, Caitlin (Ryan) Moss, Alainna Romeo, Emmy 
Romeo and Kenley Hatch and nineteen great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Jana Roberts; twin grandsons, 
Joseph and Alan Hatch; four sisters, Madalyn, Bernadine, Irma Grace and Debbie 
and six brothers, Earl, Beverly, Eugene, William, Louie and Patrick.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 from 9:30 am - 11:00 
am at the St. Jude Roman Catholic Church, Columbiana.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at 11:00 a.m., at the St 
Jude Roman Catholic Church, Columbiana, with Father Thomas Ziegler and Father 
Christopher Cicero.

Burial will take place at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Leetonia.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the St. Jude Choir.

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 March 06, 2020

Obituary
 "Together Again"

  Ray Douglas West, age 81, passed away at 11:10 a.m., Thursday, March 5, 2020 
at Mercy Medical Center.

  He was born February 23, 1939 in Gainesboro, Tennessee to James and Gladys 
(Hawkins) West.

  Ray worked as a millwright at General Motors in Lordstown until his retirement. He 
loved to golf, hunt and fish.

  Survivors include his children, Sherre (Jim) Fenton of Broomfield, Colorado, 
Michael West and Doug Fetty, both of Alliance, Charmalee (Sam) Morgantini of 
Vandergriff, Pennsylvania, Terry (Kathy) West of W. Palm Beach, Florida, Steve 
(Delila) Fetty and Brenda (Stephen) Stickler, both of Alliance, Lisa (Russell) Vickers 
of Vermillion, and Brian (Tobi) Fetty of Canton; 15 grandchildren; and 19 great-
grandchildren.

  In addition to his parents, Ray was preceded in death by his first wife, Lula G. 
West who passed in 1974, second wife, Janet C. West whom he married March 27, 
1977 and who died February 23, 2015; and siblings, Peggy Knofski, Bobbi Sue 
Denton, Mary Kidd, Joe West and Robert West.

  Friends may call from 6-8 p.m., Sunday, March 8, 2020 at Cassaday-Turkle-
Christian Funeral Home. Burial will take place at 11 a.m., Monday at Marlboro 
Cemetery.

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

Thursday March 05, 2020

Obituary
   Glenda I. Kelly, age 76, passed away Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at Altercare of 
Alliance.

  She was born October 1, 1943, in Navarre, Ohio to Orlo and Lucille (Walter) 
Maurer.

  Glenda was a good cook and loved cooking meals for her family and friends.

  Survivors include her husband, Dallas Kelly; step-sons, Steven (Nancy) Kelly, 
Dallas L. (Mary) Kelly and Michael (Colleen) Kelly; brother, Gerald (Sherry) Maurer; 
nieces, Dawn Clark, Sara Traynor and Kimra Traynor; and nephews, Eric Traynor 
and Charles (Judy) Maurer and Edward (Joanne) Maurer.

  In addition to her parents, Glenda was preceded in death by her sister, Sara 
Traynor.

  A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m., Saturday, March 14, 2020 at Cassaday-
Turkle-Christian Funeral Home with Pastor Larry Grow officiating. Friends may call 
from 2-4 p.m., prior to the service.

  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to 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 March 05, 2020

Obituary
James D. Cawrse, age 79, of Louisville, Ohio, went home to be with the Lord 
Saturday February 29, 2020 at Aultman Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

  He was born June 8, 1940 in New London, Ohio to Morris and Lydia (Smith) 
Cawrse and was raised on the family dairy farm.

  Jim was a graduate of New London High School. After graduation he entered the 
United States Air Force where he served honorably as an airplane mechanic. Jim 
earned his private pilot license and loved taking his family on flying adventures.

  He was employed in the dairy industry for 46 years as an AI technician and milk 
testing supervisor.

  Jim was an active member of Cornerstone Christian Church and served as a 
Deacon.

  He loved gardening and loved sharing the bounty with everyone.

  Jim especially loved spending time with his loving family and attending all of their 
various activities.

  Survivors include his wife, Caren (Heaviside) Cawrse, of 57 years; daughters, 
Audrey (Bob) Gairing of Wadsworth, Ellen (Scott) Miller of Doylestown and Margaret 
(Bob) Foss of Alliance; grandchildren, Sarah, AJ, Stephen, Alex, and Michael; 
brother, Art (Marilyn) Cawrse of Seattle; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

  In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his brother, George; and 
two sisters, Virginia and Pat.

  Jim will be very missed by his family.

  Interment will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday, March 13, 2020 at Ohio Western Reserve 
National Cemetery, 10175 Rawiga Rd., Seville, Ohio, 44273.

  A memorial service will be held at Noon, Friday March 13, 2020 at Cornerstone 
Christian Church, 10162 Freshley Ave., Alliance, Ohio, 44601.

  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cornerstone Christian Church or 
Cornerstone Chilean Mission.

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

Wednesday March 04, 2020

Obituary

CANFIELD-Audrey H. Guernsey, 93, passed away 
Monday evening, March 2, 2020 at Hospice House 
in Poland. She was born September 6, 1926 in 
Pemberville, Ohio, a daughter of Clarence and 
Mabel (Rahe) Bursiek.

 Audrey was a 1944 graduate of Pemberville High 
School. She was a member of Zion Lutheran 
Church for 62 years, where she was very active.

 Audrey enjoyed volunteering for the church. 
She also enjoyed playing cards. Her husband of 
55 years, Harold L. Guernsey, whom she married 
August 7, 1948, died in June of 2003.

 Audrey is survived by her children, Terry L. 
Softich of Boardman, Beth A. McFall of 
Canfield, Debra A. (Brad) White of Enon Valley, 
PA, Brian E. (Cathlin) Guernsey of SC and James 
L. (Irene) Guernsey of FL; her grandchildren, 
Joshua (Jocelyn) White, Tyler (Kylie) White, 
Lisa Guernsey, Michael Softich, Zachary McFall, 
Brandon McFall and Christian McFall and 6 
great-grandchildren. 

Besides her parents and husband, Audrey was 
preceded in death by her brother, James Bursiek 
and her sisters, Marjorie Beringer and Lois 
Biddle.

 Family and friends may call from 10-11 a.m. on 
Saturday, March 14th at Zion Lutheran Church, 
prior to the Memorial Service at 11 a.m. 
Memorial contributions in Audrey’s name may be 
given to Zion Lutheran Church, 3300 Canfield 
Rd., Yo., OH 44511.


Wednesday March 04, 2020

Jerry Lee Cumbess, Sr.

September 16, 2020 ~ March 4, 2020

Obituary

  Jerry Lee Cumbess, Sr., age 65, of Alliance, 
passed away at 5:25 a.m., Wednesday, March 4, 
2020 at his home.

  He was born September 16, 1954, in Adell, 
Georgia, to Ealey and Nannie Pearl (Shipes) 
Cumbess.

  Jerry was a miner and also maintenance man 
for Cornet Industries.

  He was a 16 year member of Cedar Grove Church 
in Plant City, Florida.

  Jerry always loved working with his hands.

  Survivors include his brothers and sisters, 
 Billy (Felicia) Cumbess and John Cumbess, both 
of Florida, Ronnie (Sharon) Cumbess of North 
Carolina, Linda Greenfield of Ruskin, Florida, 
and Joyce Whitworth of Seffner, Florida; 
children, Mickey Cumbess and Tabatha (Ben) 
Smitley, both of Alliance and Jerry L. Cumbess 
Jr. of Florida; six grandchildren; and one 
great-grandchild.

  In addition to his parents, Jerry was 
preceded in death by his siblings, Barbara 
Sirmons and Buddy, Bobby and Larry Cumbess.

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


Wednesday March 04, 2020

William H. Dillon

November 8, 1921 ~ March 2, 2020 (age 98)

Obituary

William H. Dillon, age 98, of Louisville, OH 
passed away peacefully on Monday, March 2, 
2020. He was born November 8, 1921 in Canton, 
OH. He was the owner operator of the former 
Dillon Electric in Canton and he was a WWII 
Army Veteran.

Bill was preceded in death by his wife Donna 
Dillon in 2007, his parents, Charles and Bertha 
Dillon and 3 sisters. He is survived by two 
daughters, Marcia (Jim) Sluyter, Wendy (Jim) 
Rice; three sons, Terry (Jody) Dillon, Tim 
Dillon, Todd (Lyn) Dillon; 11 grandchildren and 
nine great-grandchildren.

A memorial service to celebrate Bills life will 
be 7pm Friday (3/13) at the Greenwood Christian 
Church in Canton, OH. Bill will be laid to 
rest, beside his wife, in North Lawn Cemetery.


Wednesday March 04, 2020

Obituary
 Barbara (Stoffer) Cunningham, age 85, of Homeworth, passed away peacefully 
Sunday, March 1st, with family by her side.

  She was born March 4, 1934, the youngest of four children born on the family 
farm, in N. Georgetown, OH to Virgil Forrest and Bernice (Summer) Stoffer.

  Barbara was a 1952 graduate of Alliance High School, as was her future husband, 
Arthur Murray Cunningham. In 1955, Barbara graduated from Aultman School of 
Nursing with an RN degree and that September she and Murray married, this past 
September celebrating 64 years of marriage.

  Together they raised three children, Beth Cunningham, Jim (Lois) Cunningham, 
both of the Homeworth area and Jill (Tim) Swinger of Richmond, VA.

  After graduation, Barbara worked at Alliance City Hospital, primarily in the OB 
Dept., and then after her children were well into school, she returned to work as a 
school nurse for the West Branch School District, a job she absolutely loved both for 
the work with area children as well as her co-workers.     

  In her free time Barbara enjoyed family camping trips to many National Parks, 
reading, a good day on the mowing tractor, walking with her husband and dogs and 
watching the multitude of wildlife around their country home.

She had been a member of Union Ave. United Methodist Church and, later on, 
closer to home, a member of the New Franklin United Methodist Church, where she 
enjoyed singing in the choir for many years. Her home became a haven for any 
stray animal that needed a loving home.

  In addition to her husband and children, Barbara is survived by three grandsons, 
James Ryan (Jayme) Cunningham of Minerva, Joshua D. (Karen) Cunningham, of 
Chagrin Falls and Clay William Swinger of VA.  She is also a Great-Grandmother to 
Anna, Gavin, Rowan (who shared her birthday) and his brother, Elliot Cunningham 
and her beloved black lab, Molly.

  She was pre-deceased by her parents, a sister, Katherine Brown, and two 
brothers, Lewis and Kenneth Stoffer.

  Cremation will take place at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home, with a 
memorial service for all friends at 11:00 a.m. Saturday. March 7th at The New 
Franklin United Methodist Church with Rev. Susan Bowman officiating. 

  Contributions in Barbara's name may be made to the church at 16540 Lisbon St. 
SE Minerva, OH or to the animal rescue of your choice. 

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

Wednesday March 04, 2020

Obituary
  David R. Hanson, age 65, of Alliance, passed away on Thursday, February 27, 
2020 at Altercare of Alliance.

  He was born on April 5, 1954 in Alliance, Ohio, to his parents, Catherine and 
Arthur Hanson.

  David was a graduate of Alliance High School and Yale University.

  Survivors include his brother, Tom Hanson of Boca Raton, Florida; his uncle, 
Robert Hanson, of Shaker Heights; and his nieces, Kristin Hanson of Los Angeles 
and Lauren Hanson of Boston.  

  A graveside service will be held at Noon on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at the 
Alliance City Cemetery.

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

Tuesday March 03, 2020

Obituary
Betty L. Lamm, age 86, of Canton, OH passed away Monday, March 2, 2020. 

She was born February 26, 1934 in Canton, OH to Sidney and Mary (Ellison) Romy. 

Betty worked many years for the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles and the Board of 
Elections. She was a member of the Louisville F.O.E. Ladies Auxiliary. 

Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Wesley Lamm in 2002, her parents 
and a brother and sister-in-law, Ernest and Delores Romy. She is survived by four 
sons, John (Denise) Lamm, Robert (Lesley) Lamm, Joseph (Scott Morgan) Lamm 
and David Lamm, a brother, Clyde (Sally) Romy and a granddaughter, Allison 
Lamm.

Funeral services will be 11am Friday at Stier-Israel Funeral Home with Pastor David 
Anderson officiating. Calling hours will be 10-11am Friday morning at the funeral 
home. 

Betty will be laid to rest, beside her husband, in Warstler Cemetery, Canton, OH. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart 
Assoc. or the Stark County Humane Society.       Stier-Israel Funeral Home  

Tuesday March 03, 2020

Obituary

Roger Oberlin, age 57 passed away at his home after a sudden illness. He was 
born October 9, 1962 to Roger and Ruth (Sluss) Oberlin. 

Per his request private cremation has taken place and no public services will take 
place at this time. Friends and family may sign the online guestbook at 
www.deansfuneralhome.com. Services are entrusted to Dean's Funeral Home 
Sebring, Ohio.

Tuesday March 03, 2020

Obituary

Everett Nyhart Jr. passed away suddenly on February 28,2020. He was born July 
26, 1945 to Everett and Dorothy (Fogle) Nyhart Sr. Per his request cremation has 
taken place and no public services are planned at this time. 

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

Tuesday March 03, 2020

Obituary

CHAMPION – Lynnette Mae Scott, of Champion, passed away on Monday, March 
2, 2020 at St. Joseph Hospital with her family by her side. 

Lynnette was born August 6, 1949, in Warren, OH, the daughter of the late Harold 
and Wilma (Park) Kenyon. 

Lynnette was a 1968 graduate from Champion High School. After graduating, she 
married the love of her life and her high school sweetheart, the late Allen Scott. 
Lynnette was very crafty and loved to paint. 

One of her favorite things to do was to shop at garage sales and treasure stores, or 
as her family called it “Rooty Tootin’.” She loved spending time with her friends and 
going to church. There was nothing that she cherished more than her family. 

She leaves behind to hold her precious memories, her daughters, Jessica (Kenny) 
Arbie, and Melissa (Evan) Schmalz; seven grandchildren Natalie (Tim) Cummins, 
Leeah Moore, Grayson Schmalz, Finn Schmalz, Savannah Arbie, Nicole King and 
Ryan King; and her sister Elaine Sue Pennell. 

Besides her parents and husband, Lynnette is preceded in death by her brother 
Douglas Kenyon and her son-in-law Bryan King. 

A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at Champion 
Church of the Nazarene, 3924 High Street N.W. Warren, OH 44483. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made out to New Life K-9 Rescue or 
The National Pancreas Foundation Ohio/Kentucky Chapter.

Tuesday March 03, 2020

Obituary

CORTLAND- Larry Lee Hull, age 71, passed away Monday, March 2, 2020 at the 
Hospice House in Poland. 

Larry was born June 7, 1948 in Salem, Ohio the son of the late Leroy C. Hull and 
Betty M. Barnes Hull, who survives. 

Larry was a 1966 graduate of Warren G. Harding High School. Following 
graduation, Larry worked at Wolf’s Sunoco, Salem Stamping Sales as GM. He also 
owned and operated OK Welding Division. He drove truck for Warren Scrap, 
Haliburton, and Cortland Truck Service. 

In 1981, Larry owned and operated Cortland Insurance Agency providing insurance 
for many Cortland residents. He also was owner of Hull’s Home Improvement. He 
worked until his illness would not permit him to continue. 

He was involved in numerous clubs, Bazetta/Cortland Optimist, Cortland Rotary, 
Cortland Men’s Club, and the Cortland Moose. 

He enjoyed camping, hunting, boating, fishing and spending time with his 
grandchildren. Left to cherish his memory is the love of his life Donna “Darlene” 
Hull, whom he married on June 19, 2004. Also surviving are his daughters Tracey 
Hull of Champion and Michelle “Mickey” Hull of Warren; step-son Bryan Cameron of 
Cortland; grandchildren Aron, Melanie, Trenton, Cassidy, Bentley and one great-
grandson Logan; his mother Betty Hull of Warren, two sisters, Carol Cowger of 
Warren and Cheryl Hull of Warren, a brother Keith (Betzy) Hull of Cortland. 
Larry was preceded in death by his father and one brother Kevin Hull. 


Larry’s family wishes to thank his close friends for their love and support, his nurses 
at Hospice House, Rebecca, Dennis, Beth, and Liz. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Valley, Care 
of the Hospice House, or to the charity of your choice. 
Visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to share memories and condolences with Larry’s 
family.

Tuesday March 03, 2020

Budd Arthur Whitmore

September 18, 1944 ~ March 2, 2020 (age 75)

Obituary

SALEM – Budd Arthur Whitmore, age 75 died at 
5:42 p.m. Monday, March 2, 2020 at his home. He 
was born September 18, 1944 in Youngstown, son 
of the late Frank and Elizabeth (Lahner) 
Whitmore.

Budd had worked as an electrician for 36 years 
at Copperweld in Warren and NLM in Farrell, PA 
retiring in 2016. He was a 1962 graduate of 
Maplewood High School in Cortland. Budd enjoyed 
painting and woodworking. Budd was a veteran of 
the United States Army.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce J. (Stokes) 
Whitmore whom he married August 22, 1992 at 
First Christian Church in Salem; daughter, Dawn 
Whitmore of Warren; stepdaughter, Kristina 
Manis of Salem; two sisters, Sherry (Tom) Ohl 
of Middlefield and Janice Allen (Bob) of Erie, 
PA; brother, James Whitmore of Warren; 
grandchildren, Tristen (Coni) Kaso of Warren, 
Derek (Kristy) Hollander of Hubbard, Shane 
(fiance, Michelle) Hollander of Hubbard, Tiawna 
(Ethan) Wright of Warren, Ariel Smith of Salem, 
Aurora Smith of Leetonia and Tahnee Whitmore of 
Warren and great grandchildren, Ellie Kaso of 
Warren, Paisley Kaso of Warren, Tyler Kaso of 
Warren, Alexis Kaso of Warren, Chase Hollander 
of Hubbard.

Besides his parents, a daughter, Danette 
Hollander; and a sister, Medina Hollis also 
preceded him in death.

A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. 
Saturday, March 7, 2020 at Stark Memorial with 
Rev Leonard Moore officiating. Calling hours 
will be held from 3:00-4:00 p.m. Saturday at 
the funeral home. Burial will be at Highland 
Memorial Park in Beloit.

Memorial contributions may be made to Harbor 
Light Hospice, 4531 Belmont Ave., Unit 9, 
Youngstown, OH 44505.

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


Tuesday March 03, 2020

Obituary
SALEM - Theresa M. Eichler, 60, died Saturday, February 29, 2020 at Salem 
Regional Medical Center. She was born August 6, 1959 in Salem, a daughter of 
James and Carol (Rouse) Murphy.

Theresa was of the Catholic faith and attended St. Paul Catholic Church. She was a 
1977 graduate of Salem High School. Her true joy and passion was her family.

She is survived by her husband, Bill Eichler of Salem, whom she married February 
6, 1981; two sons, Chance and Tyler Eichler of Damascus; one step-son, Billy 
(Carina) Eichler Jr. of Texas; her mother, Carol Murphy of Salem; two sisters, 
Patricia (Patrick) Reed of Illinois and Sharon (Mark) Culp of Salem; two step-
grandchildren, Carolyne Grace and Benjamin Eichler of Texas; a nephew, Bob Reed 
of Illinois; and many cousins.

She was preceded in death by her father, James Murphy; and her cousin who was 
like a brother, Kevin Smith.

A funeral service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5, 2020 at Stark 
Memorial with Father Robert Edwards officiating. Friends and family will be received 
from 5:00-6:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

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

Monday March 02, 2020

Obituary
Anna C. Yamber, 94, passed away peacefully on 
February 14, 2020.


Anna was born on June 28, 1925 in Oswego, New 
York, the daughter of Frances and Mary 
(Ianiranino) Sperino.
A 1943 graduate of Oswego High School, Anna 
served as the secretary to the dean of the 
local college. 

During the war she was employed by the 
Department of Defense assisting with the 
production of parachutes and airplane parts. 
Anna received numerous commendations from the 
federal government for her dedicated service of 
10 years. In later years Anna enjoyed her time 
as a stay at home mother.


Anna will be missed by her daughter-in-law Jean 
Yamber, granddaughter Erica (Jeremy) Hance, 
grandson River Hance and brother James Sperino. 

She was preceded in death by her husband 
Francis, son Francis D. “Frank” Yamber and 
sisters Mary Sperino and Rosie Swan.


Private services were held at Calvary Cemetery 
where Anna was laid to rest.


Please visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to leave 
condolences to the family. Arrangements handled 
by Lane Funeral Homes – Austintown Chapel.

Monday March 02, 2020

Obituary
Funeral services will be 1:00 pm Wednesday at 
Lane Family Funeral Homes, 65 N. Broad Street, 
Canfield Chapel for Benjamin Lee Troutman, 38 
of Ravenna who died unexpectedly Sunday, March 
1st at his residence. 

Benjamin was born February 5, 1982 in 
Youngstown, a son of Russell S. and Carol E. 
(Toot) Troutman. 

He attended South Range High School and 
graduated from the Mahoning County Career and 
Technical Center in 2000. Benjamin worked as a 
mechanic for the Honda Store of Boardman for 
the past 10 years. 

He enjoyed video games and was a sports fan, 
especially football and the Detroit Lions was 
always his team. He was an avid reader and an 
animal lover. 

Benjamin had a big heart and always willing to 
rescue those pets that needed a home. Besides 
his parents of Greenford,he leaves his wife, 
the former Rebecca D. Stoots whom he married 
September 20, 2019; a brother, Jerry (Faith) 
Troutman of Cornersburg; his grandmother, Jane 
Toot of Greenford; his mother and father-in-
law, Jesse and Denise Stoots of Shalersville, 
Ohio; a sister-in-law, Rachelle McNeely of 
Cuyahoga Falls and a brother-in-law, Jesse 
Stoots of Ravenna. Benjamin leaves a nephew, 
Joshua Troutman, whom he thought of like a son 
and two nieces, Bailee Stoots and Caidence 
Stoots. 

He will also be missed by his beloved aunts and 
uncles; his fellow workers at the Honda Store 
and his four cats. Benjamin was preceded in 
death by his grandfather, Robert Toot and 
grandparents, Stewart and Minnie Troutman. 
Friends may call on Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. 
until 12:45 pm, at Lane Funeral Home, followed 
by the funeral service at 1:00 p.m. The family 
requests material tributes take the form of 
contributions to Angels for Animals, 4750 W. 
South Range Rd., Canfield 44406 or to the 
Juvenile Diabetes, 200 Vesey Street, 28th 
Floor, New York, NY 10281.

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

Monday March 02, 2020

Obituary
Austintown – Harry G. Daff Jr., 83, quietly 
passed away Sunday evening, March 1, at the 
Hospice House with his family by his side. 
Harry was born in Youngstown, Ohio on June 4, 
1936, the son of Harry and Mabel (Weakland) 
Daff. He was a 1954 Rayen High School graduate 
and went on to serve just over 5 years in the 
United States Navy. After returning home he 
went to work for General Extrusions in 
Youngstown, Ohio where he worked for 37 years. 
He started as an entry level production worker 
and retired as a Purchasing Manager. He was a 
member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in 
Austintown for over 50 years and the Fraternal 
Order of Eagles Aerie 213 in Youngstown Ohio 
since 1954. Harry truly lived for his family 
and was the most devoted husband, father, and 
grandfather. He enjoyed vacationing with his 
family at the beach, restoring antiques, 
hunting, and playing cards and bowling with 
close friends. Most of all having a good time 
with his family and friends was a priority. 
Traditions, including Christmas breakfast with 
his family, were always important to him. Harry 
leaves behind his three children, two 
daughters, Donna Hillen (Gary) of Macedonia, OH 
and Karen Conkey (David) of Austintown; a son 
Richard Daff (Julie) of Aurora, OH; four 
grandchildren, Karlie and Drew Daff and Kayla 
and Savannah Barko. Besides his parents, Harry 
was preceded in death by his wife Beverly 
(Goddard) whom he married August 18, 1962, 
sister Jeanetta Haselow and two brothers Leo 
and Richard Daff. Family and friends may call 
from 4 to 7 pm on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 
the Lane Funeral Homes Austintown Chapel, 5797 
Mahoning Avenue and 9 a.m. on Thursday, March 5 
with Prayers said at 9:30 am. at the funeral 
home, and will continue with a mass at 10 am at 
Immaculate Heart of Mary, 4490 Norquest Blvd. 
Austintown. Comittal services will follow the 
mass and will be held at Resurrection Cemetery 
in Austintown. Friends and family are invited 
for a luncheon following the sevices. Memorial 
contributions may be made to the Fraternal 
Order of Eagles Aerie No. 213, 451 Miller St., 
Yo., OH 44502.

Monday March 02, 2020

Charles "Mike" Edinger Sr.

May 15, 1958 ~ February 29, 2020 (age 61)

Obituary

BERLIN CENTER – Charles “Mike” Edinger Sr., 
died Saturday, February 29, 2020 at his home. 
He was born May 15, 1958 in Youngstown, son of 
late Charles Erlin and Anita Yvonne (Dolby) 
Edinger.

Mike had worked at Mac Trailer and previously 
at Warren Fabricating and Machining. He was a 
member of St. James Catholic Church in North 
Jackson. He was a member of Youngtown Billiards 
and enjoyed shooting, hunting and fishing. Mike 
was a graduate of Western Reserve High School.

Survivors include a son, Mike (Jenna) Edinger 
of Richmond, VA; two sisters, Belinda Buchanan 
of Alliance and Debbie DeFelice of Berlin 
Center and a granddaughter, Addison. He also 
leaves numerous cousins.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. 
Sunday, March 8, 2020 at Stark Memorial with 
Pastor Nathan Bacorn officiating. Calling hours 
will be held from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Sunday at the 
funeral home. Burial will be at Berlin Center 
West Cemetery.

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


Sunday March 01, 2020

Obituary
Dorothy G. King, 88, passed away February 28, 
2020 at Monarch Skilled Nursing in Marysville. 
She was born May 9, 1931 to Carl and Elizabeth 
(Hopwood) McFarland of Uniontown, PA.

She graduated from Uniontown Senior High in 
1950 and was employed by the Bell Telephone 
Company of PA for 18 years. She was later 
employed by Neal's Shoe Store in Warren for 6 
years. She was a member of the Howland 
Community Church and a former member of
the Fifth Wheel Club.

Dorothy is survived by her sons, David L King 
of Warren and Shawn P (Cindy)
King of Marysville, her grandson Ryan C King of 
Marysville, and her sister, Janice L Roebuck of 
Uniontown, PA. She was preceded in death on 
April 30, 2007 by her husband LeRoy I. King 
whom she married June 12, 1960 and her brother 
Chester (Shirley) McFarland of Grantsville, MD.

Visitation for Dorothy will be held on Tuesday 
March 3, 2020 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Lane 
Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel, Warren 
where a funeral service will immediately follow 
at 3:00 p.m. Private burial will in the Crown 
Hill Burial Park.

Memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice Care 
of Marion, OH.

Saturday February 29, 2020

Mildred M. Tarr

October 24, 1939 - February 28, 2020

Obituary

Funeral services will be held at 11am 
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at the Lane Funeral 
Homes Austintown Chapel for Mildred M. Tarr, 
80, who passed away peacefully in her home 
surrounded by family.

Mildred was born October 24, 1939, in Staten 
Island New York, the daughter of Robert White 
and Mildred (Farrell) White.

Mildred worked for the Youngstown School System 
for 42 years, retiring in 2018.

She enjoyed spending time with family and 
friends.

Mildred is survived by her children; Glen 
(Beth) Tarr of Maple Shade; Cheryl Davison of 
Youngstown, Albert (Jennie) Tarr of Austintown, 
and Suzanne Vekasy of Austintown. 

She also leaves behind nine grandchildren: 
Brooke Walker, Tiffany Gilbert, Steven Tarr, 
Krysti Pollock, Thomas Vekasy, Taylor “Teller” 
Vekasy and Sean, Catilin, and Bryan Tarr. 

She also leaves seven great grandchildren: 
Giovan and Gianna Gilbert, Savannah Davison and 
Phoenix Walker, Brianna, Logan and Zoe Pollock. 
Mildred also leaves behind a sister Betty 
Morando of Florida.


Besides her parents, brother Robert White, and 
daughter Judith, Mildred was preceded in death 
by her husband of 51 years Albert M. Tarr whom 
she married August 16, 1958 with his passing in 
October 2009.


The family would like to thank the staff from 
The Woodlands at Austinwoods for their caring 
support during our time with them, as well as 
the staff from CrossRoads Hospice.


Friends and family may call from 5pm to 8pm on 
Tuesday, March 3, 2020, and again on Wednesday, 
March 4 from 10 until the time of service at 
the funeral home. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that 
all memorial contributions be made to them.


Friday February 28, 2020

John David Callahan

December 27, 1935 - February 27, 2020

Obituary

Warren – John Callahan, 84, passed away 
peacefully at his home on Thursday February 27, 
2020.

John was born on December 27, 1935 in Grove 
City, Pennsylvania.

There are many things that John enjoyed doing 
in his life. He enjoyed watching the Steelers 
and going to local taverns with his friends. He 
loved being in the outdoors. There wasn’t 
anything that he loved more than his family and 
his dog, Bully.

John is survived by his daughters Jennifer 
(Joseph Onder) Curto and Rebecca (Michael) 
Powell; his grandchildren John P. Callahan, 
Michael (Emma) Powell and Miquela Powell; his 
great-granddaughters Aria, Angel, and Raelynn 
Powell; and his brothers Dick (Marge) Callahan, 
Bob (Evelyn) Callahan, and Chuck (Joyce) 
Callahan.

John is preceded in death by his wife, Lois 
Jean; his stepdaughter Pamela Snyder (Jim 
Tucker); and his brothers Bill and Jim 
Callahan.

Private services will be held by the family at 
a later date.

Family and friends may share their condolences 
and memories by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com


Friday February 28, 2020

Obituary
Warren – Lori Diane Akins, 56, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Thursday 
February 27, 2020

Lori was born on August 29, 1963 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of John and 
Phyllis (Hansen) Peterson. 
Lori was very crafty, always staying busy with her knitting, crocheting and cross-
stitching. She loved all kinds of animals, especially cats and dogs. She also enjoyed 
gardening. Although she loved many things throughout her life, there was nothing 
she loved more than her family. 
Lori is survived by her husband Theodore Akins; her children Jonathan and 
Elizabeth Akins; her grandson Gage; her sister Lynn (George) Danes; her nephews 
Daniel Waggoner and Jacob Danes; and her great-nephew Corey Waggoner. 
She is preceded in death by her parents. 
Private services for Lori will be held at a later date. 
In lieu of flowers, Lori’s family would like donations to be made out to the American 
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).

Thursday February 27, 2020

James H. Evans

May 5, 1954 ~ February 26, 2020 (age 65)

Obituary

East Palestine - James H. Evans, age 65, of 
East Palestine, passed away on Wednesday, 
February 26, 2020 at Mercy Health St. Elizabeth 
Youngstown Hospital.

He was born on May 5, 1954 in Salem, OH, a son 
of the late Paul and Iris Bush Evans.

James had worked as a kiln hand for EP China 
and had also worked at Electrical Refractories. 
He was an avid sports fan especially for the 
St. Louis Cardinals and the Oakland Raiders. He 
enjoyed gardening but most of all his 
grandchildren.

Jim is survived by his daughter, Tracy Boudreau 
(Leslie Henderson) of Westerville; two 
brothers, Larry (Sherry) Evans of East 
Palestine and Gary (Cindy) Evans of Mesa, 
Arizona; sister, Susan (Robert) Strawn of 
Naples, FL; two grandchildren, Daniel Boudreau, 
Ava Boudreau; three nephews, Ben Evans, Mark 
Evans, Luke Strawn; and his favorite niece, 
Mindy (Lee) Boyle.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Donald 
Evans.

A gathering to honor Jim will be held Saturday, 
March 21, 2020 from 2-4 pm at the East 
Palestine Community Center.

Donations in memory of Jim may be made to 
American Heart Association

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

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


Thursday February 27, 2020

Obituary
Lisbon - Toni Leigh Shultz, 53, of Lisbon, died on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 
Salem Regional Medical Center, Salem.

She was born on March 13, 1966 in Salem, daughter of the late Charles and 
Dolores Pasco Shultz.

Toni was a homemaker for the majority of her life.

Survivors include daughter, Riki Miller of Lisbon; son, Jeffrey Adams of Hanoverton; 
sister, Christina Shultz of Salem; two brothers, Randy Morris of Fremont, IN, Ted 
Morris of Homosassa, FL and three grandchildren.

No services will be observed at this time.

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

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

Wednesday February 26, 2020

Obituary
There will be a memorial services 3:00 pm 
Saturday at Lane Family Funeral Homes, 
Austintown Chapel for Michael Robert Shugart, 
33 of Youngstown who died Monday. Michael was 
born October 31, 1986 in Youngstown, a son of 
Robert J. and Betsy A. (Hilton) Shugart, Jr. 

He graduated from Chaney High School in 2005 
and had worked at various local restaurants, 
most recently Gia’s Pizza. He was a member of 
New Life Lutheran Church. Michael was an avid 
sports fan. He loved to play basketball and his 
favorite teams were the Dallas Cowboys and the 
New York Yankees. 

He leaves his mother and step-father, Betsy and 
Henry Koch of Boardman; his father, Robert J. 
Shugart, Jr. of Youngstown; his grandfather, 
Robert Shugart, Sr. of Youngstown; his aunt, 
Ruth (Marten) Vissia of the Netherlands; his 
uncle, Joseph H. Shugart of Youngstown a step-
brother, David (Peggy) Koch of Boardman; step-
sister, Lisa Beshara of Canfield; and several 
cousins. Michael was preceded in death by 
grandparents, William and Eileen Hilton and 
Elveria Shugart. Friends may call on Friday 
from 4:00 PM until 7:00 P.M. at the funeral 
home. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests 
material tributes take the form of 
contributions to the donor’s favorite charity. 

The family wants to thank extended family and 
friends who have loved and supported Michael 
during his years of struggle.

Wednesday February 26, 2020

Obituary
Jack E. Harvey, 83, passed away surrounded by 
his family on Tuesday, February 25, 2020.


Jack was born on February 20, 1937 in 
Jamestown, New York, the son of Addison D. and 
Margaret Gunton Harvey.


He was a 1955 graduate of Warren G. Harding 
High School. 

Jack served his country in the U.S. Army. He 
was employed by Republic Steel as a Heavy 
Equipment Operator for 40 years retiring in 
1999. Jack was a passionate car guy who loved 
buying, fixing and selling cars. He spent his 
time travelling to local car shows to share his 
love of restored automobiles. Jack was a 
Cleveland Browns fan who greeted each day by 
sharing humor and a cup of coffee with friends.


He will be deeply missed by his children Jeff 
Edwards, Kimberly (Robert) Greenlaw, Joyln Lew 
and Scott E. (Traci) Harvey; his grandchildren 
Jennifer, Heather, Jared, Logan and Autumn and 
his sister Helen (Dennis) Hipple. Jack was 
preceded in death by his parents and his sister 
Susan Scala.


The family will receive friends and family on 
Saturday February 29, 2020 from 5:30 PM – 6:00 
PM with a memorial service to follow at 6:00 PM 
at Lane Funeral Homes, Roberts- Clark Chapel, 
Warren, Ohio.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can 
be made to The Hope Center for Cancer Care, 
1745 Niles Cortland Road NE, Warren, Ohio 44484 
or The Salvation Army, 270 Franklin Street SE, 
Warren, Ohio 44483
Please visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to leave 
condolences to the family.

Wednesday February 26, 2020

Obituary
SALEM - Michael H. Lutsch, 83, died February 
25, 2020 at Ohio State University James Cancer 
Center. Michael was born October 15, 1936 in 
Salem, a son of the late Mike and Mary (Hihn) 
Lutsch.

Michael was a 1964 graduate of Salem Senior 
High School and confirmed member of Emmanuel 
Lutheran Church.

He served in the US Army and pursued a life-
long career in construction as a brick mason 
and job superintendent. Michael was also a 32nd 
Degree Scottish Rite Freemason, a member of the 
Shriners, Elks, American Legion, Independent 
Hose Club, and a member of The Alliance of 
Transylvania Saxons (Salem branch).

Michael had a profound love and pride in his 
children and grandchildren. He loved hunting, 
fishing, wildlife, golfing, singing, dancing 
and music. He will be greatly missed by his 
friends and his family.

He is survived by son, Michael Lutsch Jr. 
(Jennifer) and grandson Kaiden; daughter, Mindy 
Lutsch-Lacey; son, Eric Lutsch (Kim) and 
grandson, Jonah. Also survived by his step 
grandson, Ronnie Crumbaker; sisters, Mitzie 
Cushing and Kay Stanley (Ronnie), as well as 
several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, Michael was preceded in 
death by his wife, Janis "Chris" Ulrich- 
Lutsch, longtime companion Carole Meissner-
Flick and brother, John.

Friends and family will be received Friday, 
February 28, 2020 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Stark 
Memorial, 1014 E. State St., Salem, OH 44460.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, 
February 29, 2020 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church 
at 11:00 a.m., where friends and family will be 
received from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Saturday at the 
church. Burial will be held at Grandview 
Cemetery with military honors conducted by the 
Salem Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may 
be given to Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 251 S. 
Broadway Ave., Salem, OH 44460.

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

Wednesday February 26, 2020

Obituary
Richard Mercer, age 76, passed away February 
24, 2020. 

He was born March 27, 1943 to Morris and Grace 
(Johnston) Mercer. Per his request cremation 
has taken place. 

Family and friends may sign the online 
guestbook at www.deansfuneralhome.com. 
Arrangements were entrusted to  Dean's Funeral 
Home Sebring, Ohio.

Wednesday February 26, 2020

Obituary
STOW, OH - Dorothy C. Coseno, 97 passed away on February 24, 2020 at the 
Stow-Glen Retirement Community.  Born on July 28, 1922 in Glassport, PA, the 
daughter of Stanley Zakaski and Dorothy C. (Chuderewicz) Zakaski.

Her family relocated to Charlestown, WV when she was very young, where she 
attended elementary and high school and was employed at McCrory’s Dept Store.  
She was married to Philip A. Coseno on July 3, 1944 in Santa Barbara, CA shortly 
before he was deployed to the European Front.  Following the end of the war she 
and her husband settled in Leetonia, OH where she resided until 2012.  In addition 
to being a homemaker and stanch supporter of her “boys” sports efforts, she was 
employed at Fisher-Fazio Foods in Boardman, OH serving as Dairy Dept Manager 
before her retirement.

She was member of St. Patrick’s Parish in Leetonia and had been recently receiving 
spiritual support from Holy Family Parish in Stow.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by her siblings, 
Sophia (Zakaski) Citino of Salem, OH, Roman Zakaski of Charleston, WV, Ruth 
(Zakaski) Detka of Beaver Falls, PA, Raymond Zakaski of Glen Burnie, MD and Ben 
Zakaski of N. Canton, OH.

She is survived by her sons, Philip Coseno (Catherine) of Sutton, MA, Thomas 
Coseno (Katherine Brown) of La Veta, CO and Charles Coseno (Claire) of Kent, 
OH.  Grandchildren, Amy Hutchinson-Sam, Jason P. Coseno, Jodie Coseno, Molly 
Coseno-Rosner, Joseph Coseno, Jessica Coseno-Reinhart and Jennifer Coseno.  
Great-grandchildren, Kyrin Que Nguyen, Avery Sam, Carmina, Elizabeth & 
Gabriella Coseno, London and Sawyer Rosner and Lilly. 

Remembrance services and interment with her husband at Arlington National 
Cemetery are being arranged.

The family wishes to express our sincere appreciation to the loving and caring staff 
of Stow-Glen and Elara Hospice for the wonderful care provided.  We also thank 
Holy Family Parish for their wonderful spiritual support.

Professional arrangements were made by the Woods-Rettig Funeral Home, 
Leetonia, Ohio.  Family and friends may view this obituary and send condolences at 
www.familycareservices.com

Wednesday February 26, 2020

Obituary
SALEM – Robert L. Johnson, age 68 died at 2:02 p.m. Monday, February 24, 2020 
at Salem North Healthcare Center. He was born September 27, 1951 in Maryville, 
Tennessee, son of the late Otis S. and Edna P. (LeQuire) Johnson.

Robert worked at Ventra for 15 years as a group leader, retiring in 2013.

Survivors include a daughter, Heather (David) Sauls of Glen Daniel, WV; a sister, 
Linda (Virgil) Scraggs of Harrisburg, NC; a brother, Sam (Kathleen) Johnson of 
Ranger, GA; and a grandson, Aaron Sauls.

Besides his parents, three sisters, Carol Lutz, Betty Thompson and Margie 
Raymond also preceded him in death.

No calling hours or service will be held.

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

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

Wednesday February 26, 2020

Obituary
Edith K. Dawson, 91 of Sebring passed away at her hom eon Tuesday, February 25, 
2020. Edith was born in Woodruff, West Virginia on December 18, 1928, the 
daughter of the late William and Cloris (Porter) Oliver. She attended First Christian 
Church in Alliance, she enjoyed taking care of her flowers at her home and loved to 
cook for family and friends.

Survivors include her two children Carol (Donald) Bradt and James (Kimberly 
Frederick) Dawson both of Sebring. Grandchildren; Sarah Lemmons, Renee Lewis, 
Bobbi Jo Fonner, Brandy Moore, Phillip Fonner, Jenni Stachowski, Marc Fonner, 
Great Grandchildren; Jamey Snyder, Anthony Cannon, Aaron Lewis, Dillon Lewis, 
Shane Fonner, Braxton Fonner, Cole Fonner, Jack Stachowski, 1 great great 
grandson Robbie Fonner. She is also survived by two sisters; Shirley Little and 
Joyce Fonner. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband 
Floyd Fonner, her second husband Paul Dawson and two sons; Phil Fonner and 
Doug Fonner as well as her siblings; Bill Oliver, Junior Oliver, Carl Oliver and Jane 
McFadden.

A memorial service will be held at Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown funeral home in Sebring 
with Sue DeHoff Officiating. Memorial contributions can be made in Edith's memory 
to the First Christian Church 1141 West Beech Street, Alliance, Ohio 44601. Friends 
and family can send condolences and sign the guest register online at 
www.grfuneralhome.com. 

Wednesday February 26, 2020

DENISE'S OBITUARY
Denise (Duke) Bryan 78, of Salem, died unexpectedly Monday, February 24, 2020 
at her home.


She was born on March 9, 1941 in Salem, the daughter of the late Oliver and Lucille 
(Circle) Duke.


A 1959 Graduate of Salem High School and a graduate of the Pittsburgh Art 
Institute. She was a former Commercial Artist with Ohio Bell Telephone Company. 
She liked to volunteer at several local nursing homes, teaching the residents to 
paint and make decorations for their doors and rooms.


She is survived by her husband, Raymond T. Bryan whom she married on 
September 12, 1964, sisters, Dolores Campbell of Sebring and Pat Swartz (Dick) 
Ward of Salem, and many friends.


In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother Billy Duke in 
1959.


No services or visitation to be held at this time.

Wednesday February 26, 2020

BITUARIES
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Christopher Allen Farmer
December 28, 1981 - February 22, 2020
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CHRISTOPHER'S OBITUARY
Christopher Allen Farmer 38, of Salem, died 
early Saturday unexpectedly while visiting in 
Lawrence County, Pa.

 

He was born on December 28, 1981, in Salem, the 
son of Rita (Pastore) Farmer, and the late 
Richard Allen Farmer.

 

He was a Union welder and traveled around 
working on cell phone and power towers. He was 
a 2000 graduate of Salem High School.

 

In addition to his mother of Salem, he is 
survived by two daughters, Destiny Lynn Mary 
Farmer of Salem and Kailee Elisabeth Farmer of 
Lisbon, brother Brandon Scott Farmer of Salem, 
maternal grandmother Virginia Dorothy Pastore 
of Lisbon.

 

In addition to his father, he was preceded in 
death by maternal grandfather Leonard Pastore, 
paternal grandparents, Leland Farmer and Donna 
Farmer-Hannah.

 

Services will be on Thursday, 8 Pm at the 
Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and 
Cremation Services, Salem. The Rev. Keith 
Parker from the Greenford Christian Church will 
be officiating. A time of visitation will be 
from 6-8 Pm Thursday at the funeral home.

Tuesday February 25, 2020

Martha Jane Hammond

July 17, 1930 - February 22, 2020

Obituary

Martha Jane Hammond, 89, formerly of 
Austintown, Ohio, passed away February 22, 2020 
at The Inn at Christine Valley.

Martha was born July 17, 1930 in Lancaster, 
Ohio, the daughter of the late Patrick H. and 
Ida M. (Roshon) Powers.

Martha was a member of St. Christine’s Church 
and a past member of the Saxon Club. Prior to 
retirement in 2001, Martha worked as a 
telephone operator for Ohio Bell, Ketchum 
Distributors and later retired from the 
Trumbull County Department of Human Services.

Martha is preceded in death by her husband, 
Peter Richard Hammond, whom she married 
December 26, 1951 and died April 6, 2005. She 
is also preceded in death by eight sisters and 
two brothers.

Martha is survived by her sons Bruce E. 
(Teresea), Curtis P. (Sue), and James E. 
(Kerry); her grandchildren Bruce Jr. (Anna), 
Joel (Shari), Wendy Blazer (Roland 
Brooks) Curtis II, Mackenzie and Madison; four 
great-grandchildren Andrew, Benjamin, Preston 
and Sloane, a sister-in-law Jean Hammond and 
many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive relatives and friends 
‪Saturday, February 29th from 10:30 AM-12:00 PM‬ 
at St. Christine’s Church. A Mass of Christian 
Burial will be held ‪at 12:00 PM at the church. 
Martha will be laid to rest beside her husband 
at Resurrection Cemetery. 


In lieu of flowers, the family requests 
donations to the Youngstown Community Food 
Center at 
www.youngstowncommunityfoodcenter.org/give.


Tuesday February 25, 2020

Maxine Vera Fontanarosa

June 5, 1934 - February 19, 2020

Obituary

Private funeral services were held for Maxine 
Vera Fontanarosa, 85 of North Lima, who died 
Wednesday morning at her residence. Maxine was 
born June 5, 1934 in Bobtown, PA, a daughter of 
the late Clarence and Edna (Wright) Chadderton. 

She graduated from Point Marion High School and 
came to this area shortly after graduation. 

She worked for American Standard and Remley 
Optical. It was at Remley Optical where she met 
her husband Felix. They were married almost 50 
years, befored he passed away on March 4, 2005. 

Maxine worked part-time for her husband at his 
businees, Central Optical. 

She also worked at Gateways to Better Living 
for several years and at the age of 50, Maxine 
went back to school and became an LPN. She was 
an avid walker, walking two miles a day, five 
days a week. 

For many years she walked along with her dogs 
in Boardman Park and Millcreek Park. Maxine 
loved to read her novels and enjoyed 
traveling.She was lucky to visit so many 
different places, Italy and Siesta Key being 
her favorites.

 Maxine’s greatest love was her family. She 
hosted many Sunday dinners and birthdays at her 
home for her family where she would say, “We’re 
making memories.” 

She leaves two sons, Gary (Caren) Fontanarosa 
of Youngstown, Mark Fontanarosa of Hartford, 
Ohio; a former daughter-in-law, Suellen 
Fontanarosa; two granddaughters, Lisa 
Fontanarosa; Amy (Brent Daugherty) Fontanarosa 
and one great-grandson, Christopher. 

She also leaves a brother, David (Vivian) 
Chadderton of Dillener, PA; two sisters, Jennie 
Woods of Maryland and Edna Ruth Lavins of PA 
and her beloved dog, Sweetie. 

Besides her parents and her husband, Maxine was 
preceded in death by an infant daughter, Gina 
Marie; a son, Dino Fontanarosa; two sisters, 
Peggy Paget, Betty McLAughlin; and one brother, 
Daniel Chadderton. There were no public 
services or calling hours per Maxine’s wishes.


Tuesday February 25, 2020

Richard A. Dando, Jr.

August 11, 1959 - February 21, 2020

Obituary

AUSTINTOWN-Richard A. Dando, Jr., 60, passed 
away early Friday afternoon, February 21, 2020 
at his home. He was born August 11, 1959, the 
son of Richard A. and Nancy L. (Davis) Dando, 
Sr. Rick was a Laborer and Cement Finisher with 
Labors International Union of North America, 
Local 125. He was a 1977 graduate of Mineral 
Ridge High School. 

Rick was a member of Lordstown Christian 
Church. He was also a member of Labors 
International Union of North America, Local 125 
and the VFW No. 4129 Hall. 

Rick loved his dogs, Brutus and Sookie. He was 
a devoted fan of the Cleveland Browns and 
Indians and also The Ohio State Buckeyes. 

Rick is survived by his mother, Nancy L. Dando; 
his wife, the former Terri L. Donahue, whom he 
married July 1, 2004; his daughter, Hailey L.C. 
Dando (Samuel Hamley) of Niles; his step-
children, Ryan (Tiffany) Gardner of San Diego, 
CA, Ashley (Jason) Lasher of Niles and Trevor 
(Crystal) Hapsic of Harvest, AL; his sister, 
Tina M. (John) Breese; his grandchildren, 
Jeremy, Landon, La’Niah, Peighton, Samantha, 
Ethan, Isabella, Nolan, Grace, Jonah and Dax; 
his niece Mia Breese and several other nieces 
and nephews. Rick was preceded in death by his 
father, Richard, Sr. and his sister, Pamela J. 
Dando. 

Family and friends may call from 4-6 p.m. 
Friday at the Lane Family Funeral Homes-Mineral 
Ridge Chapel, followed by the Funeral Service 
at 6 p.m. 

Memorial contributions in Rick’s name may be 
given to the American Cancer Society, 525 N. 
Broad St., Canfield, OH 44406.


Tuesday February 25, 2020

James Robert Gordon

February 6, 1963 - February 24, 2020

Obituary

James Robert Gordon, 57, went home to be with 
the Lord, Monday, February 24, 2020 at his home 
from complications with COPD. James was born 
February 6, 1963 in Warren, the son of James L. 
and Doris June (McCormick) Gordon. 

He was a graduate of Niles High School, and 
most recently was a graduate of the Pittsburgh 
Institute of Aeronautics (PIA) and currently 
worked as an airplane mechanic. 

Jim had worked as a CNC Lathe operator for 
Parker Hannifin for 14 years, and had also 
worked as a diesel mechanic, and in the heating 
and cooling industry. He was a member of the 
union. Jim was a car enthusiast and was a proud 
owner of a 1962 Chevy Impala. 

Jim leaves his father, James L. Gordon of 
Mineral Ridge, one sister, Judy Fife and her 
husband Martin of Bristolville, and one nephew, 
Matthew Fife. 

Jim was preceded in death by his mother Doris 
June Gordon. Friends may call from 1 to 2 PM 
Sunday, March 1, 2020, at the Lane Funeral Home 
Mineral Ridge Chapel where services will be 
held at 2 PM. 

In lieu of flowers the family requests 
donations be made to the new Veterans Hospital 
in Youngstown in Jim’s name.


Tuesday February 25, 2020

Stephen B. Brannon Sr.

March 2, 1943 - February 23, 2020

Obituary

Masury - Stephen B. Brannon, Sr. peacefully 
passed away on February 23, 2020.

He was born March 2, 1943, to Clyde E. Brannon 
Sr. and Jane E. Brannon in Sharon, PA.


He was an epically legendary father, 
grandfather and soon to be great grandfather. 
He enjoyed donning his super hero cape to help 
a friend or family member out (that is until 
Edna Mode told him “No capes!”), vesper 
martinis (shaken - not stirred), hula dancing 
(we suspect this was so he could see the 
coconut covered ta-tas), gardening, crossword 
puzzles, model trains, Brusters ice cream (one 
more and that’s it), Hilltop pizza and sitting 
in his chair on the porch watching people run 
the stop sign in front of his house and 
watching the grass grow.

 Steve served in the Navy as a corpsman. He was 
preceded in death by his brothers Clyde E. 
Brannon, Jr., James K. Brannon and Thomas 
Brannon, Sr.

He is survived by his children Tracy Tusko of 
Akron, OH; Stephen B. Brannon, Jr, of Browns 
Mills, NJ; Tricia Brannon of Meadville, PA; and 
Melissa Brannon of Howland, OH. 

He is also survived by his brother, Terry 
Brannon of Cortland, OH; his grandchildren 
Ocean and his unborn child, Kaden, Orion, 
Isaac, Alanna, Anyssa, Oasis and Alexis; and 
many nieces, nephews and extended family.

Family and friends may visit from 2-4:00PM on 
Saturday, February 29, 2020 at Lane Family 
Funeral Homes – Madasz Chapel located at 6923 
Warren Sharon Road in Brookfield with military 
honors following.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can 
be made to the family in the care of the 
funeral home.


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


Tuesday February 25, 2020

Patricia Ann Houser

June 9, 1934 - February 24, 2020

Obituary

Patricia A. Houser, 85, of Austintown, passed 
away Monday February 24, 2020 at Select 
Specialty Hospital with her loved ones by her 
side. She was a Ft. Wayne, IN Native and had 
been a member of the First Wesleyan Church near 
Columbus, IN, since 1956. 

She was preceded in death by a son, Jon Houser 
at age 33, who was a composer of classical 
music, church music, and hymn arrangements. 

Surviving are a daughter, Kathy J. Houser McGee 
(Brian) who was a gifted Reading Recovery 
Specialist Teacher for the Youngstown Schools 
for many years, a member of Kappa Delta Pi, has 
a Master’s Degree from Indiana University; and 
a grandson Jordan J. McGee who graduated from 
Y.S.U. with honors, a member of Alpha Kappa Mu, 
an International Honor Society, and also a 
B.S.W. from Y.S.U. All of the McGee’s are 
gifted singers/musicians at the Hubbard Church 
of the Nazarene. 

Also surviving are two sisters, Carol of 
Austintown, also a church musician; and 
Barbara, a native of Ft. Wayne, as well as many 
nieces and nephews. 

Mrs. Houser worked 12 years at various 
companies in mechanical engineering; citing 
formulas for guided missiles for the 
government; and in computer areas. She attended 
Indiana Wesleyan University, University of St. 
Francis, Indiana University and Taylor 
Universities. 

She was the recipient of both a Bachelors’ and 
Masters’ Degrees, majoring in Science, 
Education, Counseling, and earned an additional 
69 post graduate hours in client counseling and 
family therapy. 

She was also a math problem solving specialist 
and taught science part-time for Ball State 
University. She was also a speaker and 
presenter for the Indiana Teacher at 
Indianapolis Convention Center for members and 
potential members of HASTI (Hoosier Assn of 
Science Teachers of Indiana). 

She was honored by Taylor University for her 
outstanding work with student teachers, she was 
a member of Kappa Delta Pi, and the 
International Honor Society. 

She was a public-school teacher for 30 years, 
and a licensed church counselor for fifteen 
years, as well as a church pianist, guitarist, 
choir and music director at various churches 
for at least 50 years. In addition, she was a 
public speaker relative to the subjects of 
motivation, inspiration and gospel. 

Since moving to Austintown in 2003, she has 
served as a pianist and music & choir director 
at the New Covenant Church of the Nazarene for 
10 years. 

Services are at 11 a.m. Friday, February 28, 
2020 at the Lane Funeral Home Austintown 
Chapel, calling from 10 to 11 a.m.

 Interment will take place at Forest Lawn 
Cemetery.


Tuesday February 25, 2020

Evelyn Joyce (Winters) Lacey

August 27, 1935 ~ February 24, 2020 (age 84)

Obituary

East Palestine - Evelyn Joyce Lacey, 84, of 
East Palestine, died on Monday, February 24, 
2020 at Salem Regional Medical Center, Salem.

She was born on August 27, 1935, daughter of 
the late James and Ruth Carroll Winters.

Evelyn was a homemaker and caretaker of her 
children and grandchildren, whom she loved very 
much.

Her husband, Glen Allen Lacey, whom she married 
on June 11, 1955, preceded her in death on, 
December 24, 2014.

She is survived by many family members, whom 
loved her dearly.

No services will be observed at this time.

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

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 February 25, 2020

Patricia "Patty" (Jordan) Arnal

August 21, 1956 ~ February 18, 2020 (age 63)

Obituary

  Patricia “Patty” Arnal, age 63, of Alliance, 
passed away at 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, February 18, 
2020 at her home.

  She was born August 21, 1956 in Alliance, 
Ohio to Melvin and Mary (Cooper) Jordan.

  A graduate of West Branch High School, Patty 
worked as a Branch Manager as well as District 
Trainer at Check into Cash in Alliance for more 
than 15 years, where she enjoyed assisting 
others in their times of need.

  A member of Berlin Center United Methodist 
Church, Patty enjoyed going to Oak Ridge Boys 
concerts, fishing, boating, picnics, carousels, 
painting ceramics, tending her flowers, family 
camping trips, and spending time at the beach. 
Patty was also a former member of the Eagles 
Club in Alliance.

  An avid Cleveland Indians and Cleveland 
Browns fan, Patty liked to play euchre, put 
puzzles together and take care of her pets.

  Most importantly, Patty adored her 
grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She 
found God’s beauty in all things, and loved her 
family.

  Survivors include her daughter, Mr. and Mrs. 
Stephen Tomson (Michelle Cosma); her son, Mr. 
and Mrs. Joseph A. Arnal III (Jennifer); 
grandchildren, Amber Cosma, Brandon (Nancy) 
Cox, and Josephine Arnal; great-grandchildren, 
Emelia, Liam, and Charlie; and brother, Gary 
Jordan.

  She was preceded in death by her parents, her 
husband, Joseph A. Arnal Jr., whom she married 
June 19, 1982, and who died February 16, 2017, 
and siblings, Jim, Melvin, and Mary Lou.

  A Memorial Service will be held at 3 p.m., 
Sunday, March 1st at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian 
Funeral Home with Rev. Russell Libb and Pastor 
Freddie Rodriquez  co-officiating. Friends may 
call one hour prior to the service.

  The family wishes to thank Aultman/Alliance 
Hospice for their loving care of Patty and her 
late husband, Joseph A. Arnal Jr.

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

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


Tuesday February 25, 2020

Helen T. (Hum) Whan

November 28, 1927 ~ February 23, 2020 (age 92)

Obituary

Columbiana - Helen T. Whan, age 92, of 
Columbiana, died on Sunday, February 23, 2020 
at the Salem Regional Medical Center, Salem.

Mrs. Whan was born on November 28, 1927 in 
Salem, OH, daughter of the late Harry and Mary 
McCoy Hum and had lived in this area all of her 
life.  She was a 1945 graduate of David 
Anderson High School, Lisbon and a 1948 
graduate of the former St. Elizabeth Hospital 
School of Nursing.  She had worked as a 
registered nurse for the Columbiana County 
Health Department and also served as 
secretary/treasurer of the family business, 
Whan Construction.

She was a member of St. Jude Roman Catholic 
Church and the Columbiana Women’s Club.  She 
was a former member of the Salem Golf Club and 
the Columbiana Garden Club.

Her husband, Wilbur Henry Whan, whom she 
married on February 23, 1952, preceded her in 
death on, September 6, 2005.

Mrs. Whan is survived by her two daughters, 
Elizabeth (Kevin) Biscella and Regina Kay 
(David) Thompson, both of Leetonia; a son, 
Jeffrey (Beth) Whan of Leetonia; eight 
grandchildren, Michael Vignon, Daniel (Rachel) 
Vignon, Jordan (Tina) Vignon, Erin Pusateri, 
Jaime (Matt) Booth, Jared Thompson, Elaina 
(Craig) Schmidt, and Amber Biscella; nine great 
grandchildren, Francesca Vignon, Nathan 
Pusateri, Cayden Booth, Kyle Booth, Caleb 
Booth, Blake Schmidt, Trent Schmidt, Adaline 
Wearsch, and Eloise Wearsch.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death 
by a son, William “Chipper” Whan and a sister, 
Rosemary C. Hum.

A Funeral Eulogy will be held at 10:45 a.m. 
Saturday, February 29, 2020 at St. Jude Roman 
Catholic Church, Columbiana, followed by a 
Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. Father Christopher 
Cicero will officiate and burial will follow in 
Lisbon Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Friday, 
February 28, 2020 from 4:00 pm - 7:00 p.m. at 
the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, 
Columbiana.

Memorial donations may be made to either 
Community Hospice, 2341 East State St. Suite B, 
Salem, OH 44460 or the American Diabetic 
Association, P.O. Box 15829, Arlington, VA 
22215.

The family would like to express their thanks 
for the wonderful care Helen received at 
Whispering Pines Village, Salem Regional 
Medical Center, and Covington Rehabilitation 
Center.

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


Monday February 24, 2020

 A. Yereb
July 7, 1940 ~ February 18, 2020 (age 79)

   

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COLUMBIANA - Janis A. Yereb, 79, died Tuesday, 
February 18, 2020 at Mercy Health-St. Elizabeth 
Hospital, Boardman. Janis was born July 7, 1940 
in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the daughter of 
John J. Yereb and Mary (Tekavec) Yereb.  She 
was preceded in death by her parents, a 
brother, John R. “Bob” Yereb, a sister, Esther 
M. Miller, and a niece, Lorre Yereb.

Janis was a 1958 graduate of Columbiana High 
School and received a Bachelor of Science in 
Education degree with Art as her major and 
English as her minor from Youngstown State 
University in June 1961.  She also held a 
master’s degree from Western Reserve 
University, Cleveland which she received in 
September 1965.  She held a Permanent Teacher’s 
License for Art from the Ohio Department of 
Education.

Janis applied for and was hired as an Art 
teacher at Salem High School in 1961, servicing 
Salem schools as a teacher of Art for 51 years 
and retiring August 31, 2012.  She was the 
advisor for the National Art Honor Society at 
Salem High School and entered many of her 
students’ artwork over the years in the 
Governor’s Art Show, Columbus.

On her application for her teaching position 
with Salem Schools in 1961, Janis listed her 
interests as “Art, Fashion, Design, Music and 
People”.  All these interests were the thrust 
of her life and remained so until her recent 
death.

Janis was involved in many community activities 
and served on many boards, including the Salem 
Community Concert Association, Story Book 
Museum, Salem Preservation Society and she 
performed with the America First Ladies group 
portraying Lady Bird Johnson and Caroline 
Harrison.  She was a founding member of the 
Burchfield Homestead Society where she served 
as a Director from its inception and most 
recently as President of the Society and 
Curator for the Burchfield Museum in Salem.

Janis is survived by a niece, Cindy Cook, of 
Pleasanton, California, a nephew, Larry Miller, 
of Roseville, California, and numerous close 
and loving friends she considered “family by 
choice”.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. 
Saturday, April 18, 2020, at the Stark Memorial 
Funeral Home, Salem.

In lieu of flowers, memorial Contributions may 
be made to the Burchfield Homestead Society, 
P.O. Box 317, Salem, Ohio 44460. 

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

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Bernard M. Solic

January 4, 1940 - February 23, 2020

Obituary

Bernard M. Solic passed away Sunday, February 
23, 2020 at St. Elizabeth Main Campus. Bernard 
was born January 4, 1940 in Youngstown the son 
of the late Michael Solic and Leona Thomas. 

He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp. He 
retired in 2000 from General Motors Lordstown 
where he had worked for 30 years. 

Bernard also worked for the Mahoning County 
Sheriff’s Department where he was Operation 
Officer for the Mahoning County Marine Patrol 
retiring in 1980. Bernard was a member of the 
UAW.

 His hobbies included NASCAR and watching old 
westerns. Bernard leaves his wife the former 
Sandra Frazier, whom he married July 24, 1981. 

He also leaves three children from his first 
wife, Kathleen Kenzie; Jeffrey (April) Solic of 
North Jackson, Lori Gilbert of Boardman, and 
Jodi Solic of North Jackson, two step-children 
from his second wife, Sandra; Tracie (John) 
Judy of Gilford Lake, and Holly (Paul) Grimwood 
of Statesville, NC, one sister, Judy (Pat) 
Purucker of Spring, TX, nine grandchildren and 
six great grandchildren. 

Besides his parents, Michael and Leona, Bernard 
was preceded in death by his step-father, 
Walter Briach, his first wife Kathleen, a step-
son, William Frazier Jr., and a grandson, 
Jessie William Frazier.

 Friends may call from 3 to 7 PM Thursday at 
the Lane Funeral Home Austintown Chapel, where 
services will be held at 7 PM. Family and 
friends may view this obituary and send 
condolences at www.lanefuneralhomes.com


Monday February 24, 2020

Donna L. Emelo Bowman

March 28, 1929 ~ February 23, 2020 (age 90)

Obituary

SALEM – Donna L. Emelo Bowman, age 90 died at 
2:16 p.m. Sunday, February 23, 2020 at her 
home. She was born March 28, 1929 in Salem, 
daughter of the late Harry L. and Esther 
(Fiets) Brown.

Donna had worked in the dietary department of 
Salem Community Hospital and had also worked as 
a cook for Salem City Schools. She was a member 
of First Christian Church, owned and operated 
Emelo’s Bakery with her husband, John from 
1958-1968.

Donna’s first husband, John Emelo preceded her 
in death in 1980 and her second husband, David 
Bowman preceded her in death in 1990.

Survivors include two sons, Daryal Emelo and 
Caryal Emelo, both of Salem; a sister, Marlene 
Berger of Salem and one grandchild.

Besides her parents and husbands, a daughter, 
Deborah Bowman also preceded her in death.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. 
Thursday, February 27, 2020 at Stark Memorial 
with Rev. Leonard Moore officiating. Calling 
hours will be held from 10:00-11:00 a.m. 
Thursday= at the funeral home. Burial will be 
at Highland Memorial Park, Beloit.

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


Monday February 24, 2020

Daniel "Dan" Shirley

June 30, 1983 ~ February 23, 2020 (age 36)

Obituary

Columbiana - Daniel "Dan" Shirley, age 36, of 
Columbiana, died on Sunday, February 23, 2020 
from injuries sustained in an automobile 
accident.

He was born on June 30, 1983 in Toledo, OH, a 
son of Joyce Abram Shirley and the late Donald 
Shirley.

Dan had worked as a branch manager for 
Woodforest National Bank in Salem for the past 
ten years.  He volunteered with Junior 
Achievement and various food banks.  Dan loved 
sports.  He was an avid Notre Dame and Detroit 
sports fan and loved competing in fantasy 
sports leagues.  He mostly enjoyed spending 
time with the people he loved most, his family 
and his friends.  He loved being a father and 
attending his children’s extracurricular 
activities as well as being an uncle.  He also 
loved vacationing and binge-watching television 
shows with his “Other Half”, Carrie Martin, as 
well as spending time on the farm with his 
horses, “Sooty”, and “Chase”.  Dan will be 
deeply missed by all that knew him.

He is survived by his longtime domestic 
partner, Carrie Martin of Columbiana; two 
Children, Kaylee Martin and Jason Martin both 
at home; his mother, Joyce Shirley of Boardman; 
three brothers, Derik Shirley of Shadyside, OH, 
David (Kim) Shirley of Louisville, OH, and Doug 
Shirley of Boardman, as well as two nieces and 
five nephews.  Also surviving are his three 
“fur babies”, Leyland, Jedi, and Bellamy.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, 
February 26, 2020 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm and on 
Thursday, February 27, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. – 
11:00 a.m. at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral 
Home, Columbiana.

Services will be held on Thursday, February 27, 
2020, at 11:00 am at the funeral home with 
Pastor Kari Lankford officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to 
the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

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


Monday February 24, 2020

Bonnie L (Fitzwilliams) Kupec

July 29, 1947 ~ February 21, 2020 (age 72)

Obituary

Leetonia - Bonnie L. Kupec, age 72, of 
Leetonia, died on Friday, February 21, 2020 at 
the Hospice House, Poland.

She was born on July 29, 1947 in Youngstown, 
OH, daughter of the late Joseph and Agnes 
Larson Fitzwilliams.

Bonnie was a wonderful mother, sister, aunt, 
and kind to everyone she met.  She will be 
greatly missed.  She grew up in a family of 10 
children in Canfield.  She graduated from 
Canfield High School in 1966.  Bonnie worked in 
the banking industry while raising three boys 
and putting herself through college for an 
associate degree at Youngtown State University. 
 She enjoyed spending time with her family, 
especially her sons whom were her pride and 
joy.  Bonnie enjoyed travel whether it be local 
hikes on walking trails or traveling across the 
country.  She traveled to China and Thailand 
with her sons for a trip of a lifetime where 
she walked on the Great Wall of China, rode an 
elephant and ziplined.  When she was at home 
she was an avid reader of mysteries and enjoyed 
watching British mystery series.

Bonnie is survived by three sons, Keith Kupec 
of New Waterford, Duane Kupec of Des Moines, 
WA, and Scott (Qinhong Lin) Kupec of Monroe, 
WA; six sisters, Virginia (Michael - deceased) 
Keshock of Columbiana, Patricia (Jesse) Mason 
of Shreveport, LA, Theresa (Larry - deceased) 
Bostic of Salem, Janet (Pete) Bobby of Salem, 
Barbara (Richard) Nelson of Louisville, and 
Diane (John) Dilling of New Waterford; three 
brothers, Robert Fitzwilliams of East 
Liverpool, Richard Fitzwilliams of Lisbon, and 
Joseph Fitzwilliams, Jr. of Lisbon.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, 
February 27, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at 
the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, 
Columbiana.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, 
February 28, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral 
home with Pastor Kari Lankford officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to the American 
Cancer Society in Bonnie’s memory.

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


Monday February 24, 2020

Evangelene Louise (Baker) Custar

October 2, 1927 ~ February 23, 2020 (age 92)

Obituary

  Evangelene Louise (Baker) Custar, age 92, of 
Alliance passed away at 11:07 a.m., Sunday, 
February 23, 2020 at Altercare of Alliance.

  She was born October 2, 1927 in Alliance to 
Arthur and Martha (Day) Baker and was a 
lifelong Alliance resident.

  A graduate of Alliance High School, 
Evangelene was employed as a receptionist for 
Dr. Annemarie Haiss.

  She was a member of First Christian Church 
and enjoyed sewing, quilting, making crafts and 
caning chairs.

  Survivors include her son, Barry (Peg) 
Mitchell; daughter, Rebecca (Robert) 
Schwenning; stepchildren, Shannon (Ed) Leeson, 
and Melissa (John) Rigdon; grandchildren, Eric 
and Ryan; step grandchildren, Robert, 
Mackenzie, Madison, Ashley, Sharon, Rose, 
Russell, Chuck and Jentzen and several great-
grandchildren; brothers, Nelson Baker and 
Walter (Christel) Baker and sister, Marjorie 
Gamble.

  She was preceded in death by husband, Alva, 
whom she married January 22, 1977; son, Steve; 
granddaughter, Cory; sister, Florence; stepson, 
Robert and step grandson, Anthony.

  Services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, 
February 28, 2020 at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian 
Funeral Home with Sue DeHoff officiating.  
Friends may call from 6-8 p.m., Thursday 
February 27 at the funeral home. Interment will 
be at Mount Union Cemetery.

  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.


Monday February 24, 2020

Harley "Bud" R. McElwain
1945 ~ 2020 (age 74)

   

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Harley R. ""Bud" McElwain, 74, of Alliance and 
formerly of Mecca passed away at home on 
Saturday, February 22, 2020. Harley was born in 
Warren, Ohio, the son of the late Harley and 
Rose (Legon) McElwain. Harley worked as a 
machinist for American Welding and the Exal 
Corporation. Harley was a United States Veteran 
serving in the Air Force. He was a life member 
of Trumbull County Rod and Gun Club; Cortland 
Moose Lodge and Marionville Vets Club in 
Pennsylvania. Harley was an avid outdoorsman 
enjoying hunting, fishing and spending time at 
his hunting camp in Pennsylvania.

Harley is survived by his wife Marsha McElwain; 
a son Michael (Jamie) McElwain; brother Rex 
McElwain; sister Judy Vila; two grandchildren 
Bailey and Taylor and two great grandchildren 
Camrynn and Ana. Besides his parents Harley was 
preceded in death by a brother, two sisters and 
Harley's special companion and hunting buddy 
Jake.

Per Harley's request no services will be held. 
Harley's family requests memorial contributions 
be made in Harley's name to Community Hospice, 
716 Commercial Ave. SW, New Philadelphia, Ohio 
44663. 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 February 24, 2020

Bruce Atkinson Humphries, Jr.

December 20, 1948 ~ February 19, 2020 (age 71)

Obituary

Columbiana - Bruce Atkinson Humphries, Jr., 71, 
of Columbiana, went home to the Lord’s merciful 
arms on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, at 
Windsor House at Parkside Health Care Center, 
Columbiana.

Born December 20, 1948 in Akron, to Bruce 
Atkinson Humphries, Sr. and Audrey Marilyn 
Anderson Humphries. Bruce graduated in 1967 
from Marion Harding High School, Marion.

Enlisted in the Army in 1968 Bruce served until 
1972. Bruce served in Vietnam as a Military 
Intelligence Army Security Agency Specialist 
(Radio Communications) and earned the rank of 
Sargent, a Bronze Star and marksmanship awards, 
then continued in the Army Reserves for two 
additional years.

Upon returning to the States, Bruce attended 
Ohio State University, graduating with a 
Bachelor of Science in Welding Engineering in 
1978.  He worked for numerous companies in 
numerous states over the years, working on 
Government defense projects.  Bruce had lived 
in Sebring for eight years before moving to 
Columbiana/Parkside.

Bruce was married for 22 years but divorced.  
They raised miniature longhaired dachshunds.  
Bruce loved the furry little companions, 
hunting, fishing, jokes, cross-country and 
downhill skiing, military and sport 
parachuting, teaching Sunday School to seniors, 
visiting homebound seniors and administering 
communion, participating in Toastmasters, 
delivering hospice items to homes, being part 
of the National Ski Patrol System and the 82nd 
Airborne gatherings as well as cooking.

Bruce was preceded in death by his parents.  
Those surviving are sister, Marta (Greg) Aker 
of Columbiana; nephew, Shawn (Heather) Aker of 
Columbus; niece, Leslie (Colby) Garrity of 
Columbiana; great nieces/nephews, Kenley 
Garrity, Abel Garrity and Lola Aker; one uncle, 
Don Frazier of Nevada; and cousins, Brian 
(Sarah) Frazier and their two daughters, Melia 
(Shawn) and Chani (Jeffrey) of Nevada, Mark 
(Susan) Frazier and their son, Joshua of 
Cincinnati and Charles (Janet) Waldman and 
their children of California.

The family wishes to thank ALL the employees at 
Parkside Nursing Care Center for their loving 
and committed support to care for Bruce during 
his 21-month residence.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 
the Upper Room Fellowship, 500 Sponseller Rd., 
Columbiana, OH 44408 at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, 
March 7, 2020.

Burial will be in Marion Cemetery, Marion at a 
later date.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the 
Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana.

Memorial contributions if you so desire may be 
sent to Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 
14301, Cincinnati, OH  45250-0301, www.dav.org 
or call 877-647-VETS (8387).

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


Sunday February 23, 2020

Deborah Ann Cody

July 18, 1964 ~ February 21, 2020 (age 55)

Obituary

SALEM - Deborah Ann Cody, 55, died Friday, 
February 21, 2020 at University Hospital in 
Cleveland.

Deborah affectionately know as Debbie was born 
 July 18, 1964 in Salem, a daughter of the late 
Andrew and Joanne (Szkola) Yurchak.

She was a 1982 graduate of United Local High 
School and was a customer service 
representative at Farm Credit in Alliance. 
Debbie was full of laughter and enjoyed 
gardening, crafts, and spending time with her 
family.  She was a member of St. Paul Catholic 
Church.

She is survived by her husband Bruce Cody of 
Salem, whom she married Sept. 10, 1988; two 
children, Corey and  Wendy Cody of Salem; one 
sister, Vicki (Mark) Rice of Salem; three 
nephews, Andrew Rice of Salem, Daniel Rice of 
Salem, and Joe (Cassie) Rice of Alliance. She 
also leaves Jamie Rice, wife of Michael Rice of 
Alliance.

Besides her parents, Debbie was preceded in 
death by paternal grandparents, Theodore and 
Amelia Yurchak; maternal grandparents, William 
and Helen Szkola; one nephew, Michael Rice; and 
one cousin; Steve Myers and also Steve’s 
daughter Lydia.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, 
February 28, 2020 at St. Paul Catholic Church 
at 11:00 a.m., with Fr. Robert Edwards 
officiating. Burial will be at Grandview 
Cemetery.

Friends and family will be received Thursday, 
February 27, 2020 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at Stark 
Memorial.

In lieu of flowers donations in Debbie's name 
may be given to the American Cancer Society, 
525 N. Broad St, Canfield, OH 44406, 
www.cancer.org.

 

To view Debbie's obituary or to send 
condolences visit starkmemorial.com.


Sunday February 23, 2020

Dorothy Elizabeth Fletcher
August 3, 1940 ~ February 21, 2020 (age 79)

   

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Obituary
Salem- Dorothy Elizabeth Fletcher, 79, died 
February 21, 2020 at Salem North Health Care 
Center.

Dorothy was born August 3, 1940 in Youngstown, 
a daughter of the late Frank and Pauline 
Welther Kloos.  She was a graduate of Greenford 
High School.

She loved flowers and being outdoors.  One of 
her true joys was Christmas time, where she 
enjoyed decorating.

Her husband Paul Fletcher, whom she married 
Nov. 18, 1963, died in 1996.

Besides her parents and husband, Dorothy was 
preceded in death by two brothers, Alfred and 
Frank Kloos; one sister, Pauline Corall; and 
grandson, Travis Ramsey.

There will be no services are calling hours. 
Burial will be at Christian Cemetery in 
Greenford.

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

Friday February 21, 2020

Marjorie McElroy (Foster) Fickes

August 18, 1926 ~ February 20, 2020 (age 93)

Obituary

Columbiana - Marjorie McElroy Fickes, 93, of 
Columbiana, died on Thursday, February 20, 2020 
at Auburn Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, 
Salem.

She was born on August 18, 1926 in East 
Liverpool, OH, daughter of the late Robert and 
Lillian Parker Foster.

Marjorie worked as a Postal Worker at the 
Leetonia Post Office where she was Leetonia’s 
first female mail carrier. She served as the 
acting post master for a time during her 
employment. She was a member of the First 
United Methodist Church of Leetonia. Marjorie 
also worked as a writer with the Leetonia 
Courier and the Salem News. She enjoyed 
reading, puzzles and spending time with her 
grandchildren.

Her first husband, Roy McElroy, whom she 
married July 30, 1945, preceded her in death on 
February 15, 1984. Her second husband, Shirl 
Fickes, whom she married July 9, 1988, preceded 
her in death on November 14, 2001.

Survivors include daughter, Susan (Jim) 
Wenderoth of Leetonia; three sons, Roger (Mary 
Ann Willis) McElroy of Canal Winchester, Jeff 
(Wai Lui) McElroy of Santa Fe, NM, and Kit 
(Susan) McElroy of Kearney, MO; two step sons, 
Jon Fickes and Steve (Amy) Fickes of Salem; a 
brother, Robert (Barbara) Foster of Cuyahoga 
Falls, fifteen grandchildren, Alex McElroy, Amy 
McSweeny, Jason Wenderoth, Justin Wenderoth, 
Rocky Perkson, Jessica Perkson, Calvin McElroy, 
Amanda McElroy, Raul Noguera-McElroy, Carrie 
Affolter, Christine Bucholtz, Stefanie Perkson, 
Derek Fickes, Deven Fickes and Angel Fickes and 
numerous great grandchildren and nieces and 
nephews.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, 
Cynthia Perkson on February 16, 2020.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, 
February 22, 2020 from 10:00 am - 11:00 am at 
the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, 
Columbiana.

Funeral ceremonies will be held on Saturday, 
February 22, 2020, at 11:00 am at the Warrick-
Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana, with 
Pastor Cyndi Midlick officiating.

Burial will take place at Oakdale Cemetery, 
Leetonia.

Memorial donations in memory on Marjorie 
McElroy Fickes can be made to the Auburn 
Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Activity 
Fund, 451 Valley Rd, Salem, OH 44460 or the 
First United Methodist Church of Leetonia, 50 
Lisbon Street, Leetonia, OH 44431.

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


Friday February 21, 2020

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Ann Brown Sandrock
July 06, 1935 - February 11, 2020
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ANN'S OBITUARY
Ann Brown Sandrock 84, of Salem, died at 6:20 
PM Tuesday, February 11, 2020, at Salem 
Regional Medical Center.
She was born in Salem Ohio on July 6th, 1935, 
Daughter of the late Maurice and Fanny (Brown) 
Sandrock.

Ann spent an enjoyable Salem childhood 
attending Reilly grade school and graduating 
from Salem High School in 1953. Ann then 
attended and graduated from Stephens College in 
1955 and went on to obtain her Bachelor of 
Science degree from the college of education at 
Ohio State University in 1957. Ann showed her 
adventurousness by packing up and heading to 
California where she taught grade school for 31 
years(1958 – 1989) in the South San Francisco 
School District. Ann absolutely loved teaching. 
She had interest and compassion for all her 
students but especially for those who found 
school a challenge. Coaching and supporting 
those children was her strength. Ann loved San 
Francisco and its diversity of people and 
opportunities. Ann returned to Salem in 1989.

 

Ann loved and stayed engaged with her extended 
family including her brother Richard, his wife 
Ellen, their three children as well as Ann’s 
nine great-nieces and nephews. (Tate and his 
wife Claire and their children Owen and Lucia 
from Maine,   Ryan and his wife Awet and their 
children Solomon, Gideon and Seble from 
California and Megan and her children Mwezi, 
Dustin, Annabelle and Eleanor from Wisconsin. 
They were all very important to her and she 
tracked their interests and activities. Ann was 
a member of the First Presbyterian Church and 
was active in and supported many Salem 
charitable organizations.

The family very much appreciates the love and 
care she received from many including Grace 
Woods Senior Living, Salem Regional Medical 
Center (Doctors and nurses), Community Hospice 
and our loving supportive friends Mary and Mary  
- we are forever grateful.

 
There will be no public calling hours or 
funeral services held.  It was Ann's choice to 
have a private family gathering and burial in 
Grandview Cemetery in Salem. 
Arrangements were entrusted to Arbaugh-Pearce-
Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation 
Services, Salem.

Friday February 21, 2020

JANET'S OBITUARY
Janet Mae (Kring) Jury 69, of Salem, died at 9 
pm Sunday, February 16, 2020, at Salem Regional 
Medical Center, Salem.

 

She was born on November 17, 1950, in Salem, 
the daughter of the late William and Betty Jane 
(Reese) Kring.

 

She had worked at Ort Furniture Company for 27 
years.

 

She is survived by her children; Jenny Lynn 
Isaacs of Lisbon and stepson William Jury of 
Salem, siblings; Her twin, Joyce (Sherman) 
Johnson, Linda (Kevin) Baker both of Lisbon, 
Cindy (Brack) Gentry of Carrollton, Vicky 
(Curt) Lillie of Hanoverton, Valerie (Michael) 
Trimm of Greenville, SC, and Stephen (Kimberly) 
Rendziniak of Salem, five grandchildren, and 
ten great-grandchildren.

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in 
death on March 20, 2010, by her husband, Robert 
Jury, sister Rebecca Kaye Weyand, siblings; 
Louis Kring and Shirley Woodworth.

 

A Celebration of Life gathering will be held on 
Saturday from 2 to 4 Pm at the Arbaugh-Pearce-
Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation 
Services, Salem. The family is asking that 
friends and family come to spend time and visit 
when they are able during the visiting times.

 

She will be laid to rest in Hope Cemetery in 
Salem.

Thursday February 20, 2020

Diane Marie Tatarka

January 9, 1958 - February 19, 2020

Obituary

Diane Marie Tatarka,62, passed away Thursday 
afternoon, February 19, 2020 at her home. Diane 
was born January 9, 1958 in Youngstown the 
daughter of Dick and Gloria (Palmer) Dutton. 
She was a 1976 graduate of Austintown Fitch 
High School. 

Diane was a Catholic by faith and formerly 
attended Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. She 
was a homemaker, loving wife and mother. 

Diane enjoyed attending the sporting events of 
her children, and her nieces and nephews. She 
also loved cooking and baking, as well as 
gaming. 

Diane leaves her husband Frank Tatarka, whom 
she married June 19, 1976, there two sons, 
Jason (Lauralee) Tatarka of Lake Milton, and 
Timothy (Danielle) Tatarka of Atlanta, GA. 
Diane also leaves five siblings Richard (Sue) 
Dutton of North Jackson, Mary Maguire of Craig 
Beach, Michael (Mary) Dutton of Liberty, David 
(Maria) Dutton of Southington, and Chris (John) 
Weaver of Niles. Diane was preceded in death by 
her parents Dick and Gloria. 

Friends may call from 4 to 7 PM Friday, 
February 21,2020 at the Lane Funeral Home 
Austintown Chapel where services will be held 
at 7 PM. 

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


Thursday February 20, 2020

Donald Eugene Moffett

February 10, 1938 ~ February 20, 2020 (age 82)

Obituary

HANOVERTON – Donald Eugene Moffett Sr., age 82 
died at 12:05 p.m. Thursday, February 20, 2020 
at Hospice House in Poland. He was born 
February 10, 1938 in Canton, son of the late 
Ralph Carl and Laverne (Kille) Moffett Sr.

Donald worked at E. W. Bliss Co. for 40 years 
as machine shop supervisor.

His wife, Patricia L. (Stine) Moffett, whom he 
married May 27, 1959, preceded him in death 
June 27, 2004.

Survivors include two sons, Randolph L. Moffett 
of Salem and James Doyle Moffett of Hanoverton; 
a daughter, Julie Ann McGuire of Littleton, CO; 
a brother, Tim Moffett of Lisbon, IA; 14 
grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Besides his parents, a son, Donald E. Moffett 
Jr.; a brother, Ronald Moffett and a sister, 
Cheryl Schnorrenberg also preceded him in 
death.

No services will be held.

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


Wednesday February 19, 2020

Dorothy M. (Rininger) Lawrentz

January 24, 1928 ~ February 17, 2020 (age 92)

Obituary

  Dorothy M. Lawrentz, age 92, of Alliance, 
passed away at 9:15 a.m., Monday, February 17, 
2020 at Altercare of Alliance.

  She was born January 24, 1928, in Alliance to 
Vernon L. and Blanche (Reibolt) Rininger.

  Dorothy was a member of the T.G. Club and 
enjoyed crocheting and sewing.

  Survivors include her children, Regina 
(Denny) Falk of Aliquippa, Pa. and Duane 
Lawrentz of Alliance; brother, Gene Rininger 
and several nieces and nephews.

  In addition to her parents, Dorothy was 
preceded in death by her husband, William “Wild 
Bill” Lawrentz, whom she married June 28, 1947 
and who passed away June 20, 2005; 
granddaughter, Jessica Falk; and siblings, Don 
and Dale Rininger and Bernice Mensch.

  A memorial service will be held at a later 
date.  Interment will be at Highland Memorial 
Park.

  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made 
to the charity of the donors’ choice.

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


Wednesday February 19, 2020

Charles W. Schott

March 8, 1954 ~ February 18, 2020 (age 65)

Obituary

  Charles W. Schott, beloved husband and 
father, passed away peacefully in his Alliance 
home February 18th, 2020 at the age of 65.

  Charles was born on March 8th, 1954, in 
Sebring, Ohio to Edgar A. Schott II and Mona M. 
(Wills) Schott.

  He received his bachelor’s degree in 
sociology from Mount Union College in the class 
of 1977. On May 15th, 1982 he married Bonnie L. 
(Roller) Schott and they raised their son, 
Charles E. Schott.

  Charles was passionate about helping those in 
need of mental health and addiction recovery. 
He was a devoted caseworker and retired from 
COMMQUEST in 2019.

  Charles was an avid Cleveland Browns, 
Cleveland Indians and Ohio State football fan. 
He loved listening to music and vacationing 
with his family every summer. He was known for 
his warm, friendly spirit and compassion for 
those from all walks of life.

  Survivors include his wife, Bonnie; son, 
Charles; brother, Edgar “Butch” (Donna) Schott; 
and his fifteen nieces and nephews.

  He was preceded in death by his parents, 
Edgar and Mona Schott and sister, Shirley 
(Schott) Jackson.

  Calling hours will be held from 9-11 a.m., 
February 22, 2020 at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian 
Funeral Home. Services will be held following 
the visitation. Interment will be at Highland 
Memorial Park.

  GO BROWNS!

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


Wednesday February 19, 2020

Phyllis Strange

February 24, 1937 - February 16, 2020

Obituary

Phyllis Rae Strange, 82

There will be a memorial service on Thursday, 
February 27th at Lane Family Funeral Home, 
Canfield Chapel for Phyllis R. Strange, 82 of 
Austintown who died Sunday morning at 
Briarfield Manor. 

Phyllis was born February 24, 1937 in 
Youngstown, a daughter of the late Walter and 
Wilda (Cox) Cook, and lived most of her life in 
the area. 

She graduated from South High School in 1955 
and worked several different places in the area 
including Sheeley’s Furniture where she worked 
in sales for over five years and then Nemenz 
grocery store, where she worked in the deli. 

Phyllis was a volunteer for Help Hotline and 
enjoyed crafts, cooking and gardening. Phyllis 
loved her pets, whether it was a cat, dog or 
bird, her home always included a pet. 

She leaves two daughters, Melinda (Brian) 
Governor of Canfield, Michelle Clark of New 
Middletown and three grandchildren, 
Olivia(Jack)McDonald, Meredith Governor and 
Reid Clark. Phyllis also leaves a sister, Karen 
(Bill) Rogers of Neshannock Station, NJ.

 She was preceded in death by her parents, 
Walter Cook and Wilda Jordan. 

Friends may call on Thursday from 5:00 p.m. 
until 6:45 p.m. at Lane Funeral Home, followed 
by the service at 7:00 p.m.


Wednesday February 19, 2020

Nancy L McClain

November 17, 1939 - February 16, 2020

Obituary

Nancy L. McClain, 80, passed away surrounded by 
her family on February 16, 2020 at Windsor 
House of Canfield. 

Nancy was born in Salem, Ohio on November 17, 
1939 to Paul King and Alice (Hovis) McCoy.

On September 14, 1957, Nancy was united in 
marriage to Gene T. McClain who preceded her in 
death.

She was a lifelong resident of the area 
graduating from South High School in 1957. 

Nancy was employed by Packard Electric for 30 
years in harness production and maintenance. 
She was a caring mother and grandmother, 
dedicated to raising her family. 

Nancy spent her time organizing and supervising 
household projects as she worked along side her 
family, taking pride in her home and yard. When 
not working on one of her many projects, Nancy 
enjoyed spending time at the casino.

Nancy will be missed by her children Tom 
McClain, Laurie Strickland, Lisa (Terry) 
Miller, 12 grandchildren, 15 great-
grandchildren and her stepbrother Jim (Dorothy) 
McCoy. She was preceded in death by her 
parents, her husband, two infant children, half 
brother Paul King, half sister Judy Bortner and 
stepsister Janet Wallace.

The family will receive friends on Saturday 
February 22, 2020 from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM at the 
Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel. A funeral 
service will follow at 4:00 PM at the funeral 
home.

The family would like to extend their gratitude 
to Full Circle Home Care, Windsor House of 
Canfield, Harbor Light Hospice, Heidi Logan and 
Alicia Jones for their compassionate care.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can 
be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 3711 
Starr Centre Drive, #4, Canfield, Ohio 44406.

Please visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to leave 
condolences to the family.


Wednesday February 19, 2020

Theresa R. Hacon

December 28, 1927 - February 16, 2020

Obituary

Theresa R. Hacon (Baker) died Sunday, February 
16, at Omni Manor Nursing Home with her family 
at her side. 

Born December 28, 1927 in Greensburg, Pa., she 
was the daughter of Charles and Elizabeth 
(Zelhoffer) Baker. 

Preceded in death by her brothers, sisters and 
in-laws, she was the last member of that 
generation's Hacon and Baker families. Her 
husband, Thomas (a.k.a. the Popcorn Man at the 
Canfield fair) preceded her in death, as did 
two sons, Steve and Jack. 

She leaves her daughter, Judy (Fred) Michalski, 
sons Thomas and Terry, and her daughter-in- 
law, Jill, along with 9 grandchildren and 10 
great-grandchildren. 

She was an excellent homemaker and cook. Family 
dinners were an event with everyone enjoying 
her stuffed cabbage, chicken soup with homemade 
noodles and kolachi. Those recipes were passed 
on, and the tradition will continue. 

There were no calling hours, and private 
services were held at Lane's Funeral Home in 
Austintown. 

The family requests donations to Hospice of the 
Valley, 5190 Market St. Yo., OH 44512 or St. 
Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 1-800-805-
5856. 

"We would like to thank the staff at St. 
Elizabeth's Hospital and Omni Manor, and Dr. 
Glenn Novak for the excellent, compassionate 
care she received."


Tuesday February 18, 2020

Obituary
Nancy I. Mihalik, 88 of Warren, died Tuesday 
morning, February 18, 2020, at Hospice House in 
Poland. She was born August 29, 1931 in Niles, 
the daughter of the late Royce and Pearl Jordan 
McCormick. She lived in Niles until she was 
married in 1970.

Nancy was a 1949 graduate of Niles McKinley 
High School. She then worked in the lab at 
Republic Steel, where she met her future 
husband, George. After her husband's 
retirement, she worked helping him in 
maintenance at the Warner House in Warren.

Nancy was a member of St. James Church site, 
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parish, where she 
worked with George maintaining the church 
grounds. She loved spending time with her 
family and grandchildren. She and her husband, 
George, enjoyed doing activities together 
including hand quilting, yardwork and flower 
gardening at home, traveling, playing cards, 
entertaining and golfing, including in a 
couples league. Nancy enjoyed counted cross 
stitch and was an avid Cleveland Browns and 
Indians fan.

She is survived by her daughter, Valerie L. 
Mihalik of Warren; two sons, David L. (Tami) 
Mihalik of Lawton, Okla. and Brian L. (Patti) 
Mihalik of Harrisburg, NC; eight grandchildren, 
Benjamin, Kevin (Zuzana), David, Randell 
(Alma), Tyler, Sarah, Breona and Jillian; seven 
great grandchildren and a brother-in-law, 
Albert (Fran) Mihalik of Youngstown.

Her husband of 46 years, George L. Mihalik, 
whom she married March 21, 1970 preceded her in 
death in March 2016. Five brothers, Jack, Royce 
"Pete", Norman, Jim and Joe McCormick have also 
preceded in death.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 
a.m. on Friday, February 21, 2020 at St. 
Elizabeth Ann Seton Parrish (St. James Church 
site), 2532 Burton St. SE in Warren. The family 
will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday 
and Friday morning from 9 to 9:30 a.m. at Lane 
Family Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel in 
Warren. Burial will be at St. Stephens Cemetery 
in Niles.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice 
House, 9803 Sharrott Road, Poland,OH 44514. 
Online condolences may be made to the family 
and the obituary viewed at 
www.robertsclarkchapel.com

Tuesday February 18, 2020

Obituary
Phyllis Rae Strange, 82

There will be a memorial service on Thursday, 
February 27th at Lane Family Funeral Home, 
Canfield Chapel for Phyllis R. Strange, 82 of 
Austintown who died Sunday morning at 
Briarfield Manor. Phyllis was born February 24, 
1937 in Youngstown, a daughter of the late 
Walter and Wilda (Cox) Cook, and lived most of 
her life in the area. She graduated from South 
High School in 1955 and worked several 
different places in the area including 
Sheeley’s Furniture where she worked in sales 
for over five years and then Nemenz grocery 
store, where she worked in the deli. Phyllis 
was a volunteer for Help Hotline and enjoyed 
crafts, cooking and gardening. Phyllis loved 
her pets, whether it was a cat, dog or bird, 
her home always included a pet. She leaves two 
daughters, Melinda (Brian) Governor of 
Canfield, Michelle Clark of New Middletown and 
three grandchildren, Olivia(Jack)McDonald, 
Meredith Governor and Reid Clark. Phyllis also 
leaves a sister, Karen (Bill) Rogers of 
Neshannock Station, NJ. She was preceded in 
death by her parents, Walter Cook and Wilda 
Jordan. Friends may call on Thursday from 5:00 
p.m. until 6:45 p.m. at Lane Funeral Home, 
followed by the service at 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday February 18, 2020

Vergil A. Herzberger
April 5, 1923 ~ February 15, 2020 (age 96)

   

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Obituary
  Vergil A. Herzberger, age 96, of Copeland 
Oaks, Sebring, Ohio passed away at 9:30 pm on 
Saturday, February 15, 2020 at Crandall Medical 
Center surrounded by family. 

  He was born April 5, 1923, in Tiffin, Ohio to 
Alfred A. Herzberger and Mabel Lenore 
(Armstrong) Herzberger.  During his early 
youth, he worked to achieve the Boy Scouts 
highest rank of Eagle Scout.

  Vergil graduated from Steubenville High 
School in 1941 then enrolled in Heidelberg 
College in Tiffin, Ohio.  In December of 1942 
when Pearl Harbor was attacked, he enlisted in 
the Army Reserve and was later assigned to the 
Air Corps.  In 1946 he met the love of his 
life, Anita Tempia (Williams) Herzberger at a 
wedding his father was officiating, and they 
were married in 1948.

  Vergil worked at the Steubenville Herald Star 
and did carpentry work for his father and his 
contractor father-in-law.  He soon realized he 
wanted to do more with his life and under the 
influence of his friend and mentor, Rev. 
Forrest Nees, he went on to become a Minister.  
He finished his degree at Heidelberg and 
attended Oberlin Graduate School of Theology 
and became ordained in full connection with the 
NE Ohio Methodist Conference in 1962.

  Before his ordination, Vergil served 3 small 
church communities:  Yorkville, Rayland and 
Rush Run.  After his ordination, he served 6 
United Methodist churches for the next 32 
years:  Harmony, Windham, Brookfield, Geneva 
First, Ravenna First and New Philadelphia First 
where he retired in 1990.  In his retirement he 
served as Visitation Minister at Kent United 
Methodist Church for 6 yrs. and was a Hospice 
Chaplain for 5 yrs.

  During their unified service, Vergil and 
Anita focused on developing youth programs; MYF 
meetings, director of church camps Aldersgate 
and Asbury, creator of childcare and pre-school 
programs and youth meeting centers.  In Geneva 
they also began an elderly nutrition program.   
They led 2 conference Wilderness Camps into 
Algonquin Park in Canada.  In Geneva, they went 
on to lead 4 more large youth group canoe camps 
into Algonquin Park which they dubbed their 
Spiritual Journeys.   

  Vergil used his carpentry knowledge in each 
of his assigned churches to remodel 
sanctuaries, windows, roofs, fences, 
playgrounds, a basketball court, new parking 
lots, new parsonages and a new church in 
Harmony.  He also had a creative side and 
guided the youth in Harmony to make a life-size 
crucifixion and nativity.   

In 1977 they went to the Holy Land and then 
again, a couple years later.  Vergil served on 
numerous Conference committees and boards over 
the course of his career.  He was an 
inspiration to many who followed in his 
footsteps to join the ministry.  He had a smile 
that could light up a room and there were not 
too many who could resist the lure of his 
charisma.  In his full retirement he built a 
home wood shop and created many designer pieces 
that currently serve as family mementos. 

  Vergil enjoyed being a husband, a father, a 
grandfather and a great grandfather.  He is 
preceded in death by his wife, Anita Tempia 
Herzberger.  He is survived by two sons, Terry 
(Stephanie) Herzberger of St. Simons Island, 
Ga. and Kurt (Andrea) Herzberger of Masury, 
Ohio; one daughter, Tina (Jeffrey) Horne of 
Hartville, Ohio; nine grandchildren; 17 great 
grandchildren; sister Gayle Schubert of 
Loveland, Ohio and niece Debbie (Bob) Jackson 
and many friends. 

  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions 
may be made to the Salvation Army, Vergil’s 
favorite charity.

  A Memorial Service will be held at Bennett 
Chapel in Copeland Oaks, Sebring, Ohio at a 
later date to be announced.

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

Tuesday February 18, 2020

Nicholas "Nick" David Scheetz

June 24, 1989 ~ February 15, 2020 (age 30)

Obituary

CANFIELD – Nicholas “Nick” David Scheetz passed 
away Saturday, February 15, 2020. He was born 
June 24, 1989 in Salem, son of Michael and 
Patricia (Hoops) Scheetz.

The world lost an amazing, adventurous, loving 
and caring spirit. Anyone who knew him felt his 
energy and enthusiasm. Nick was a kind-hearted 
man who was making his way in this harsh world 
and has moved on to explore the peace he finds 
on the other side. We will greatly miss your 
smile, sense of humor and love for everyone and 
things around you.

He had worked for Holistic Industries in New 
Castle, PA. His passion was organic farming. 
Nick grew up in the Greenford Lutheran Church. 
He loved the outdoors, camping, hiking and 
gardening. He was a 2008 graduate of South 
Range High School where he was a three-time 
spelling bee champion, wrestled, played soccer, 
was in the band and a member of National Honor 
Society.

Besides his parents, survivors include maternal 
grandfather, Clyde Hoops of Salem; paternal 
grandmother, Elaine Worrell of Austintown; 
step-paternal grandmother Mavis Scheetz of 
Canfield; brother, Brad (Raquel) Scheetz of 
Greenford; three nieces, Samantha, Alice, and 
Olivia.

Maternal grandmother, Jean Hoops and paternal 
grandfather, Ralph Scheetz preceded him in 
death.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. 
Saturday, February 22, 2020 at Greenford 
Lutheran Church with Pastor Michael Knauff 
officiating. Calling hours will be held from 
4:00-7:00 p.m. Friday, February 21, 2020 at 
Stark Memorial and 10:00-11:00 a.m. Saturday at 
the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be 
made to Greenford Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 
104, Greenford, OH 44416.

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


Tuesday February 18, 2020

Anthony "Tony" Mario Sposato

April 12, 1929 ~ February 16, 2020 (age 90)

Obituary

Leetonia – Anthony “Tony” Mario Sposato, age 
90, of Leetonia, died on Sunday, February 16, 
2020 at Whispering Pines Village, Columbiana.

He was born on April 12, 1929 in Leetonia, a 
son of the late Giovanni and Rosaria Gabriele 
Sposato.

Anthony was a veteran of the United States Army 
having served during the Korean War.  He had 
worked as an architect and was a member of St. 
Patrick's Catholic Church, Leetonia.

Anthony is survived by a brother, Joseph 
Sposato of North Lima.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Ralph 
Sposato, and Dino Sposato

The family will receive friends on Friday, 
February 21, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. 
and on Saturday, February 22, 2020 from 9:30 
a.m. – 10:15 a.m. at the Woods-Rettig Funeral 
Home, Leetonia.

A eulogy service will be held at 10:45 a.m. 
followed by a funeral mass at 11:00 a.m. on 
Saturday, February 22, 2020 at St. Patrick 
Catholic Church, Leetonia, with Father 
Christopher Cicero officiating.

Burial will take place at Mount Calvary 
Cemetery, Leetonia.

Memorial donations may be made to Cystic 
Fibrosis Foundation at www.cff.org/give-today/

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


Monday February 17, 2020

Obituary
James Edward Manning, 70, of Austintown Twp., 
passed away at his home on Saturday, February 
15, 2020. James was born November 27,1949 in 
Youngstown the son of Donald and Dolores 
(Lentz) Manning. 

He was a graduate of Chaney High School, class 
of 1968 and served his country in the U.S. Army 
during the Vietnam War. 

Jim was catholic by faith, and played Men’s 
Soft ball with the Steel Valley League for 
several teams. He retired from Sharon Packing 
in 2004 as a driver.

 Jim was also an avid Steelers fan, loved 
“football Sunday’s with his family, and a 
Boston Red Sox fan, he was also a big fan of 
the Doors and Jim Morrison. 

But most of all Jim loved being a “PaPa” to his 
granddaughter, Aveleen. Jim leaves his wife the 
former, Carol Cupp, whom he married April 
19,1975, two children, Kelley Manning and Rick 
Manning both of Austintown, his beloved 
granddaughter Aveleen, one sister, Deborah Bish 
of Cortland, two nieces Melanie (Todd) Humphrey 
and Julie (Shane) DeSmith, and one nephew 
Donnie Bish, as well as several nieces and 
nephews on his wife’s side. Besides his 
parents, Jim was preceded in death by a niece, 
Christina Bish. 

Friends may call Thursday, February 20, 2020 
from 4 to 7 PM and again Friday, February 21, 
2020 from 10 to 11 AM at the Lane Funeral Home, 
Austintown, Chapel where services will be held 
at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers the family request 
donations be made to help with funeral 
expenses.

Monday February 17, 2020

William "Bill" J. Leo Jr.

April 20, 1937 ~ February 16, 2020 (age 82)

Obituary

SEBRING – William “Bill” J. Leo Jr., age 82 
passed away at 11:20 a.m. February 16, 2020 at 
Crandall Medical Center. He was born April 20, 
1937 in New Brighton, Pennsylvania, son of the 
late William J. Sr. and Antoinette (Locareno) 
Leo.

Bill worked at Economy Super Market, Valley 
Wholesale, and General Motors. He was a long-
time resident of Salem and member of Holy 
Trinity English Lutheran Church in Salem. Bill 
worked tirelessly for Habitat for Humanity.

Husband to Susan (Collins) Leo whom he married 
September 7, 1968; father to, Anthony C. Leo 
and Marcie J. Gregory; grandfather to five 
grandchildren and one great granddaughter; 
brother to Helen Thull, Dorothy Lorio, Rita 
Krol and Albert Leo; uncle to 15 nieces and 
nephews; and a dear friend to so many. He will 
be missed by a those lives he touched.

Memorial donations may be made to Oaks 
Foundation Life Care Fund, 715 S. Johnson Rd., 
Sebring, OH 44672-1709, Hospice of the Valley, 
5190 Market St., Youngstown, OH 44512, or 
Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., 
Fl 17, Chicago, IL 60601.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. 
Saturday, February 22, 2020 at Holy Trinity 
Lutheran Church in Salem with Pastor Aimee 
Raymond officiating.

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

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


Monday February 17, 2020

ELLEN'S OBITUARY
Ellen Christine (Quinn) Whaley 70, of 
Hanoverton, died at 4:27 AM Friday, February 
14, 2020, at her home following a short 
illness.

 

She was born on April 17, 1949, in Leetonia, 
Ohio, daughter of the late Joseph and Ethel 
(Reddick) Quinn.

 

She was a 1968 graduate of Salem High School 
and formerly worked 28 years as a baker for 
Columbiana Sparkle Market. She was a quiet 
person who liked spending time at home on the 
computer and watching TV.

 

She is survived by her sons, Walter and Travis 
Whaley both of Hanoverton, siblings: Robert 
(Daisy) Quinn of Orlando, Fla. and Elizabeth 
Kilgore of Columbiana, and several 
grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

 

She was preceded in death by her brothers: 
Louis “Pete”, Roy and Ralph Quinn.

 

There will be no public services or calling 
hours held.

Sunday February 16, 2020

Donald G Hill

April 9, 1956 ~ February 15, 2020 (age 63)

Obituary

Donald G. Hill, 63, of Sebring passed away on 
Saturday, February 15, 2020 at Aultman Alliance 
Community Hospital. Donald was born on April 9, 
1956 in Alliance, Ohio to the late Hayes and 
Ruby (Puckett) Hill. 

Donald worked for United Die and Tool and for 
Electronic Circuit and Design as a Gold Plater. 
Donald was a proud United Sates Navy Veteran 
serving two consecutive times. Donald enjoyed 
feeding the squirrels and birds and enjoyed 
fishing; collecting ships and lighthouses; and 
listening to older music. 

He would always be willing to help anyone out 
and enjoyed fixing things. He was a member of 
the Lions Club and ELKS. Above all Donald 
adored his grandchildren and his family.

Donald is survived by his wife Karen (Reed) 
Hill whom he married February 6, 1982; a 
daughter Holly Schroeder; step-children Joann 
Martin and Allen Reed; siblings Phil Hill, Doug 
Hill, Karen May and Phyllis "Angel" (Tom) Reed; 
a brother-in-law Dan Witham; grandchildren 
Caidee, Caylee, and Caycee Schroeder, Shyann 
and Logan Martin and Hannah and Nicholas Reed 
and several nieces and nephews. Besides his 
parents Donald was preceded in death by a 
sister Gladys Witham; brother-in-law Dallas May 
and sister-in-law Diane Drayer.

A funeral service will take place at Gednetz-
Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home on Thursday, February 
20, 2020 at 1:00 PM. Friends and family will be 
received on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 from 
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the funeral home. 
Interment will take place at Grandview 
Cemetery, Sebring.

 You may sign the guest register and view the 
obituary online at www.grfuneralhome.com.

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


Saturday February 15, 2020

Bonita Jones

July 4, 1944 ~ February 15, 2020 (age 75)

Obituary

Bonita Joyce (Criss) Jones, 75, was called home 
by the Lord February 15, 2020, surrounded by 
loved ones, following a brief illness.Bonita, 
known as Bonnie by her family and friends, was 
born July 4, 1944 in Salem, Ohio, the daughter 
of the late William and Ida Criss. Bonnie was a 
nurse at Copeland Oaks and Crandall Medical 
Center for 38 years, where she made an impact 
not only with her patients, but their families, 
and her co-workers.  She is survived by her 3 
children, Robert Scott (Trinette) Jones, Monica 
(Shawn) Waltz, and Lorena Jones, as well as 9 
grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, brothers, 
William (Elaine) Criss, Dennis (Patricia) 
Criss, Terry (Carrie) Criss, and 1 sister, 
Suzanne (Kenneth) Flowers. She is preceded in 
death by her husband Donald E. Jones, sister 
Joan Rauch, and great-grandson Christopher “CJ” 
Avila. Calling hours will be held February 20, 
2020 from 6-7PM at Dean’s Funeral Home in 
Sebring, Ohio. Funeral Service at 7PM with 
Pastor Steve Lowe officiating. Friends and 
family may send their condolences online at 
www.deansfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are 
entrusted to Dean's Funeral Home Sebring, Ohio.

Therefore, being always of good courage, and 
knowing that while we are at home in 
the body we are absent from the Lord. For we 
walk by faith, not by sight. We are of good 
courage, I say, and prefer rather to be absent 
from the body and to be at home with the 
Lord. 2 Corinthians 5:6-8


Saturday February 15, 2020

Michael A Bennett

April 27, 1960 ~ February 12, 2020 (age 59)

Obituary

Michael A Bennett, age 59, passed away Feb 12, 
2020. He was born April 27, 1960 to Donald and 
Kathleen (Jones) Bennett. 

Michael was a 1978 graduate of Alliance High 
School . He went into the Air Force in 1979 and 
was stationed at Fort Walton Beach.

 He enjoyed sports and loved living in Florida 
and had hopes of returning there. He enjoyed 
spending time with his granddaughter which was 
his pride and joy.  

He is survived by his father;  Donald Bennett. 
his girlfriend; Violet Stillion. his daughter; 
Heather Bennett, a sister; Karen 
(Joseph) Hagan; a granddaughter; Ivy, a niece 
Kathleen, and a nephew; Joe. He was preceded in 
death by his mother Kathleen Bennett.  Per his 
request cremation has taken place.

 A private family graveside service and burial 
will take place at St. Joseph's Cemetery in 
Alliance. Friends and family may sign the 
online guestbook at www.deansfuneralhome.com.

 Arrangements are entrusted to Dean's Funeral 
Home Sebring, Ohio. 


Saturday February 15, 2020

Patricia Ann Frazier

March 17, 1941 - February 11, 2020

Obituary

Patricia Ann Frazier, 78, passed away on 
Tuesday afternoon, February 11, 2020 at 
Austinwoods Nursing Center.
Patricia was born on March 17, 1941 in 
Cleveland, the daughter of William J. and 
Margaret (Hohvart) Specht.
On October 21, 1961, Patricia was united in 
marriage to Gary Frazier who survives.

A lifelong resident of the area she was a 1959 
graduate of East High School and Choffin Career 
Center receiving an LPN degree in nursing. She 
also earned a Certificate in Pharmacology. 
Patricia retired from St. Elizabeth Medical 
Center after serving 30 years as a dedicated 
nurse. Upon retirement she continued to work as 
a nurse at DACAS Home Health, Paisley House and 
Meridian Arms retiring again in 2012.

Patricia was an avid reader who enjoyed doing 
intricate counted cross stitch pictures. Many 
days were spent with The East Side Girls having 
lunch at local restaurants. She was an animal 
lover who opened the family home to many pets.

Besides her husband Gary of 58 years, she will 
be missed by her daughter, Lisa Fill (Randy 
Spurr), her son Gary Frazier and grandson 
Michael Fill. She was preceded in death by her 
brother William Specht.

A prayer service will be held on Wednesday 
February 19, 2020 at 11:15 A.M. at Lane Funeral 
Homes, Austintown Chapel, Austintown, 
officiated by Rev. Edward Noga.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can 
be made to Angels for Animals, 4750 S. Range 
Road, Canfield, Ohio 44406.

Please visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to leave 
condolences to the family.


Saturday February 15, 2020

Danielle L. Crawford Walters

June 18, 1977 ~ February 14, 2020 (age 42)

Obituary

Leetonia - Danielle L. Crawford Walters, age 
42, of Leetonia, died on Friday, February 14, 
2020 at Salem Regional Medical Center, Salem.

She was born on June 18, 1977 in Salem, OH, 
daughter of David and Terrie Bruderly Crawford.

Danielle loved being outside. She enjoyed 
reading and music.

Danielle is survived by her mother, Terrie 
Crawford of Leetonia; son, Robert D. Walters of 
Leetonia; daughter, Cierra L Walters of 
Leetonia; sister, Shannon M. (Paul Phillips) 
Crawford of Leetonia; niece, Avery Phillips; 
maternal grandfather, Jim Campbell and 
Boyfriend, Richard Schwartz.

She was preceded in death by her father, David 
Crawford and her maternal grandmother, Jensie 
Campbell.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, 
February 18, 2020 from 11:00 am - 12:30 pm at 
the Woods-Rettig Funeral Home, Leetonia.

Services will be held on Tuesday, February 18, 
2020, at 1:00 pm at St. Patrick's Catholic 
Church, Leetonia, with Reverend Robert Edwards 
officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to the Family 
Recovery Century, 964 N Market St, Lisbon, OH 
44432

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


Friday February 14, 2020

Kristen Marie Reel

March 11, 1971 - February 13, 2020

Obituary

Warren – Kristen Marie Reel, beloved daughter 
of Steven L. Reel and Marybeth Guffey, quietly 
passed away on February 13, 2020 with her 
family by her side after a lifetime courageous 
battle with cancer and its effects.

Born on March 11, 1971, Kristen became a 
lifetime resident of Warren, OH. She had a zest 
for life, making many dear friends along the 
way.

Kristen graduated from Warren G. Harding High 
School Class of 1989. She became a hospital 
volunteer at St. Joseph’s Hospital for 16 
years. She enjoyed collecting stamps, listening 
to all genres of music, and spending time with 
her family.

Kristen leaves behind her mother; her 
stepfather William Guffey; her brother Steven 
Charles Reel; her sister Erica Reel; two nieces 
Sophia and Evelyn; one nephew Steven; and many 
loving uncles, aunts, and cousins.

Kristen was loved by all who knew her. She will 
always be remembered for spreading joy and 
happiness wherever she went, and her smile and 
laughter that touched the many lives of those 
who had the privilege of meeting her. Kristen 
will be missed by many.

Calling hours for Kristen will be held a Lane 
Family Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel on 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 from 5:00 to 8:00 
PM and again on Thursday, February 20 from 
10:00 to 11:00 AM, with services to follow.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can 
either be made out to Washington Square 
Healthcare Center or directly to the family.


Friday February 14, 2020

Rose M. Rook

October 22, 1926 - February 12, 2020

Obituary

Rose M. (Green) Rook, 93

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Monday at 
Lane Family Funeral Homes, Anstrom Chapel, 8387 
Tod Ave., Boardman for Rose M. Rook, 93 of 
Westlake, formerly of Boardman who died 
Wednesday evening at Rae-Ann Suburban Skilled 
Nursing and Rehabilitation, Westlake. 

Rose was born October 22, 1926, a daughter of 
the late Slavo and Anna Marie (Karas) Mikus. 
She graduated from Chaney High School in 1944 
and had lived in this area most of her life 
before moving to Westlake. 

She had been a shoe clerk for the former 
Lustig's Shoe Store for 25 years and then 
worked as a shoe clerk and bookkeeper for 
Buchman Shoes. Rose was a member of Bethel 
Luthern Church and loved to bake and cook, 
especially cakes and cookies. She was a giving 
person, even when she didn't have it. 

She was always happy and known by her smile and 
will be dearly missed by her two daughters, 
Kelly (Robert) Banks of Youngstown, Carol 
Centric of N. Ridgeville; two grandchildren, 
Paul W. (April) Centric and Jennifer (David) 
Dieterle. Rose also leaves five great-
grandchildren, Ava, Naomi, Madilynn, Dylan and 
Brendan. Besides her parents, Rose was preceded 
in death by her 1st husband, Henry W. Green, 
whom she married December 8, 1945 and died 
September 18, 1976; her 2nd husband, Franklin 
H. Rook, Sr., whom she married May 9, 1992, 
died April 28, 2003. Rose was also preceded in 
death by a son-in-law, Paul M. Centric; two 
brothers, Steve Mikus, Lt. Col. Nick Mikus; two 
sisters, Barbara Naples and Anna Marie 
Wittenauer.

 Friends may call on Sunday from 4:00 p.m - 
5:00 pm at Lane Family Funeral Home, Anstrom 
Chapel.

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


Friday February 14, 2020

Ardena Mae (Poorman) Sharpnack
July 13, 1930 ~ February 13, 2020 (age 89)

Obituary
Ardena M. Sharpnack 89 of Sebring passed away on Thursday, February 13, 2020 
in Canton. Ardena was born in Alliance, Ohio on July 13, 1930 the daughter of the 
late William and Ida (Launer) Poorman. She was a member of the Sebring "Quaker 
Hill" Friends Church, when she was able she enjoyed traveling with her family and 
could be found drawing and reading in her spare time but especially enjoyed her 
time with her grandchildren and her dogs.

She is survived by her son Douglas L. (Kim) Bartlett of Alliance. She is also survived 
by three granddaughters Shelley Bartlett, Shannon Bartlett, Heather McJunkins, and 
a great grandson Brayden. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her 
husband Robert on January 1, 1995 a brother Francis E. Conrad and her son 
Gregory Bartlett.

A Private Graveside service will be held at Grandview Cemetery in Sebring. Friends 
and family may sign the guest register and send condolences online at 
www.grfuneralhome.com. 

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

Thursday February 13, 2020

Obituary
AUSTINTOWN: Paul M. Hrosch, 80, passed away 
surrounded by his family on February 12, 2020 
at Briarfield at Ashley Circle.

Paul was born on February 25, 1939 in 
Youngstown, Ohio the son of the late Paul J. 
and Mary T. (Pollock) Hrosch.
He was a lifelong resident of Youngstown 
graduating from Campbell Memorial High School 
in 1956. 

He was employed as a Branch Manger for AVI Food 
Systems for over 40 years.
Paul coached in the Mill Creek Little League 
and achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in Troop 
#59. He was a proud supporter of the YSU 
Penguin Club and an avid YSU Football fan. He 
enjoyed spending time with his family and trips 
to Las Vegas.

Paul is survived by his wife of 61 years, 
Glenda Gillie Hrosch, whom he married August 9, 
1958; two daughters, Glenda (Ed) Wheland of 
North Carolina and Michelle (James) Itts of 
Austintown; one son Paul J. (Tammy) Hrosch of 
Springfield; ten grandchildren, Ed (Hilary) 
Wheland, Joshua Wheland, Mary Ellen Wheland, 
Emilie (Andrew) Cahill, Shawn Wheland, Matthew 
Wheland, Lauren (Tom) Jenkins, Shayla Fischer, 
Alyssa (Dyllon) Lafferty and Marlaina Hrosch, 
eight great grandchildren, AJ, Kaycie, Jackson, 
Tyler, Mason, Ryan, Luke, Dawson and one on the 
way. Paul is also survived by his sister Anna 
Summers of Michigan.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, 
February 16th from 3:00-6:00 PM at Lane Funeral 
Home, Austintown Chapel and again Monday, 
February 17th from 10:00-10:45 AM at St. 
Christine Church where a Mass of Christian 
Burial will begin at 11 AM.

The family requests memorial contributions be 
made to YSU Penguin Club, One University Plaza, 
Youngstown, Ohio 44555.

Wednesday February 12, 2020

Doris Marie Nuckols

May 1, 1941 ~ February 11, 2020 (age 78)

Obituary

SALEM - Doris Marie Nuckols, age 78, died 
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at Salem Regional 
Medical Center. She was born May 1, 1941 in 
Cleveland, daughter of the late Ellsworth and 
Vera (Mansur) Hinkey.

Doris lived in Salem for over 50 years and 
raised her family here.

Survivors include a son, Jeffrey Nuckols; a 
daughter, Jennifer Metts; a brother, Donald 
Hinkey and four grandchildren.

Per Doris’ request, no services will be held.  
                            

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


Wednesday February 12, 2020

Dorothy Mae Thomas

October 7, 1921 - February 10, 2020

Obituary

Dorothy Mae Thomas, 98

Funeral services will be 11:30 am Tuesday, 
February, February 18th at Venture Church, 7872 
Glenwood Ave., Boardman for Dorothy Mae Thomas, 
98 of Boardman who died early Monday morning at 
Beeghly Oaks.

 Dorothy was born October 7, 1921 in New 
Castle, PA, the youngest of 8 children to the 
late_Evan R. and Margretta (Jones) Lewis.. 

She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Chicago 
Bible Institute. Dorothy married Pastor Donald 
L. Thomas on June 9, 1944 and together they 
embarked on a life of ministry together. 

As a minister’s wife, she taught children’s 
classes, Vacation Bible School, Women’s Bible 
Studies and many other church activities. 
Dorothy was a member of Venture Church, having 
quite a presence in the church. She was a 
prayer warrior and was known as “Grandma 
Dorothy.”

 Dorothy enjoyed geneology and made a family 
history for each family member. It was 
important to her to share the history of their 
family from a religious understanding. 

Dorothy leaves her daughter, Carol (Ken) Doyle 
of Boardman; three grandchilddren, Pastor 
Nathan (Heather) Doyle of Boardman, Stephen 
(Bethany) Doyle of Houston, PA, Jonathan 
(Aimee) Doyle of Jacksonville, FL; and 12 
great-grandchildren. 

Besides her parents, Dorothy was preceded in 
death by her husband, Donald, who died March 7, 
1999; a son, Donald L. Thomas, Jr.; three 
brothers and four sisters.

 Friends may call on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. 
until 11:15 a.m, followed by the funeral 
service at 11:30 a.m. 

The family requests material tributes take the 
form of contributions to Venture Church.


Wednesday February 12, 2020

Doris Marie Nuckols

May 1, 1941 ~ February 11, 2020 (age 78)

Obituary

SALEM - Doris Marie Nuckols, age 78, died 
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at Salem Regional 
Medical Center. She was born May 1, 1941 in 
Cleveland, daughter of the late Ellsworth and 
Vera (Mansur) Hinkey.

Doris lived in Salem for over 50 years and 
raised her family here.

Survivors include a son, Jeffrey Nuckols; a 
daughter, Jennifer Metts; a brother, Donald 
Hinkey and four grandchildren.

Per Doris’ request, no services will be held.  
                            

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


Wednesday February 12, 2020

Roland L. Barnhouse

April 21, 1951 ~ February 11, 2020 (age 68)

Obituary

Rogers - Roland L. Barnhouse, 68, of Rogers, 
died on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at Hospice 
House, Poland.

He was born on April 21, 1951 in Salem, OH, son 
of the late Elmer and Florence Gibson 
Barnhouse.

Roland had worked as a Pump Assembler with 
Demings.

He is survived by his wife, Gretchen Schobel 
Barnhouse, whom he married on January 28, 1983, 
a son, George Barnhouse of Rogers; step 
daughter, Christine Kale of Negley; two step 
sons, Charles Holenchick, Jr. of Fairville, AR, 
Jeff Holenchick of Salem; a sister, Dail Ann 
Huff of Rogers; a brother, Elmer Barnhouse, Jr. 
of Rogers; Seven grandchildren, and two great 
grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, George 
Barnhouse.

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

Memorial donations may be made to UPMC 
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation, 
105 40th Street TechMill 41, Suite 300, 
Pittsburgh, PA 15201.

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


Wednesday February 12, 2020

Kaitlyn A. Maurer

January 16, 2001 ~ February 10, 2020 (age 19)

Obituary

Kaitlyn A. Maurer, age 19, of Alliance, passed 
away Monday, February 10, 2020 at her home. 

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 1 
p.m., Monday, February 17, 2020 at Cassaday-
Turkle-Christian Funeral Home with Pastor Josh 
Smith officiating. 

Friends may call from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., prior to 
the service. Interment will be at Marlboro 
Cemetery.


Wednesday February 12, 2020

Shirley Joan ((Sword)) Clapper

April 17, 1928 ~ February 11, 2020 (age 91)

Obituary

SHIRLEY JOAN (SWORD) CLAPPER was born in 
Milledgeville, IL on April 17, 1928 to the late 
Dr. Howard and Mary Sword. She flew to Heaven 
on Tuesday, February 11, 2020. She was the 
youngest of four, with two sisters, Virginia 
Ulfedt and Mary Sword, and a brother Robert 
Sword. Her childhood home included a 60 acre 
grove of apples, with a creek, and the family 
also owned a farm. For a number of years, their 
home in Milledgeville doubled as a country 
hospital with her physician father, and her 
mother was a nurse. 

Upon graduating high school, Shirley attended 
Ashland University to major in music. She met 
Paul Clapper there during her sophomore year 
and he ultimately proposed to Shirley. After 
they married, they moved to Louisville.

The mother of six, Shirley learned very early 
how to be an expert at balancing the multiple 
roles of housewife, mother, care giver, 
advertising sales person, and correspondent. 
Shirley wrote a column in the Herald titled 
‘Sharing with Shirley’ recalling her 
childhood in the farm country of Illinois.

Shirley was a bright spirit with positive 
outlook on life. She loved flowers, birds, 
anything in nature. She also loved to read, 
especially her Bible, listen to good music - 
especially old gospel songs, and play euchre. 

Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, 
Paul, parents, her sisters and brother. She is 
survived by her sons, Ray (Sophi) Clapper and 
Frank (Jackie Clapper), daughters Elaine Wages, 
Paula (John) Fether, Shari (Don) Pachinger, and 
Mary (Ralph) Lunsford; grandchildren, Russell, 
Aaron, Ryan (Jordana) Kerstetter, Sarah 
(Sheldon) Shobe, Stephen (Hannah) Fether, 
Joseph Fether, Elizabeth Pachinger, Jennifer 
(Alice Seifker) Buchanan, Ray Buchanan, Ross 
(Katie) Lunsford, Heather (Preston) Guehring; 
great-grandchildren Kenzie and Kyler 
Kerstetter, Isabelle Guehring; and many nieces 
and nephews. 

Shirley followed the Bible as a guide on her 
relationships with others. 1 Corinthians 13:4-
7. She was a member of the Chapel in Marlboro 
and sang in the choir. 

The family would like to thank Crossroads 
Hospice and Altercare of Louisville for their 
care following Shirley’s stroke over two years 
ago. There will be a celebration of life in the 
near future. Stier-Israel Funeral Home is in 
charge of arrangements.


Wednesday February 12, 2020

Thelma Margaret (Fryfogle) Liebhart

January 17, 1924 ~ February 12, 2020 (age 96)

Obituary

Thelma "Mickey" M. Liebhart 96 of Beloit passed 
away on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 
Copeland Oaks in Sebring. Mickey was born in 
Beloit on January 17, 1924 the daughter of the 
late John and Martha (Waffler) Fryfogle. She 
was a graduate of Alliance High School and 
worked for 10 years at Alliance Manufacturing 
and 22 years at Knox Elementary School in the 
Cafeteria. She was a member of Bethel United 
Church of Christ and an over 65 year member of 
Mile Branch Grange as well as a past member of 
Eastern Star.

Survivors include her husband of 72 years 
Edward Liebhart whom she married on October 18, 
1947, two sons; Douglas (Judy) of Beloit and 
David of Sebring. She is also survived by three 
grandchildren Jon (Marisa) Liebhart, Sarah 
Liebhart, Lindsay (Aaron) Twaddle, Six great 
grandchildren Millie and Cameron Dickens, 
Teagan and Enzley Twaddle, Hendrix Liebhart and 
Kenzie Hoover as well as a sister Goldie 
Summer. Besides her parents and an infant she 
was preceded in death by her daughter Diane 
Liebhart on April 13, 2014, three sisters; Erma 
Bauman, Lela Snyder, Velma Fryfogle, a brother 
John K. and four half brothers; Herman, Lloyd, 
Clarence and Harold Oswalt.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, 
February 15, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Gednetz-Ruzek-
Brown Funeral Home with Rev. Allen Kahler 
officiaiting. A time of visitation will be held 
on Saturday the hour prior to the service from 
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Burial will take place at 
Bethel Cemetery. Friends and family may send 
condolences and sign the guest register online 
at www.grfuneralhome.com.

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


Tuesday February 11, 2020

F.H. Thomas Jr.

April 30, 1942 ~ February 9, 2020 (age 77)

Obituary

  F.H. Thomas Jr, age 77, of Alliance, passed 
away Sunday, February 9, 2020 at St. 
Elizabeth’s Hospital in Youngstown, Ohio.

  He was born April 30, 1942, in Troy, Alabama 
to F.H. and Eva (Dunn) Thomas Sr.

  F.H. was a graduate of Alliance High School 
and was formerly employed as a computer 
programmer at TRW. He was a veteran of the 
United States Air Force.

  He enjoyed fishing and having coffee with 
friends and especially spending time with his 
family and grandchildren.

  Survivors include his wife, Diane (Scruggs) 
Thomas whom he married September 25, 1970; 
children, Frank Thomas (Kristy Bowers) and 
Travell Thomas (April Tolley), all of Alliance 
and DaNay (Darrin) Jackson of Canton; and a 
host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

  His parents have preceded him in death.

  A Farewell Gathering for his family and 
friends will be held from 2-4 p.m., Saturday, 
February 15, 2020 at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian 
Funeral Home.

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


Tuesday February 11, 2020

Ralph Villano

November 6, 1929 - February 10, 2020

Obituary

Ralph Villano, 90, passed away peacefully on 
Monday, February 10, 2020 at Beeghley Oaks Care 
Center.

 Ralph was born November 6, 1929 in Potenza, 
Italy the son of Rocco and Mary Villano and 
came to this country and the area as a young 
man. 

Ralph was the past president of Youngstown 
Wholesale Grocery Company, a family run 
business in Youngstown and Austintown for over 
100 years. 

He was active in the day to day operations for 
over 60 years. His moto at the office was: “the 
employees work with me, not for me. “Ralph 
emigrated from Potenza, Italy to the US at 21 
years old and settled in New York where he 
worked part time in a grocery store.

 Later he worked in sales for the Prince 
Macaroni company while in New York. Ralph them 
moved to Youngstown, Ohio to work at his uncle 
Sam’s company, which later became Youngstown 
Wholesale Grocery Company. Ralph married his 
first wife, the former Helen D’Altorio in 1958. 
Helen passed away in 1993. 

He leaves his second wife the former Donna 
Rossi whom he married July 7, 2001. Ralph also 
leaves his two sons Joseph (Michelle) Villano 
and James (Vickie) Villano both in Canfield, a 
grandson Brandon Villano of Los Angeles, CA, 
and two granddaughters, Dr. Svetlana Villano of 
Las Vegas, NV., and Victoria Villano of 
Canfield, as well as four step daughters, Donna 
(Jim) Soda of FL, Nancy (Christopher) Lacich of 
Canfield, Esther Rossi of NV, and Toni Ann 
(Paul) Carafotes, of CA, and three 
grandchildren, Nicolette Lynne Lacich, Natalie 
Lynne Lacich, and Gianna Grace Huartson. 

Besides his parents and his first wife, Ralph 
was preceded in death by two sisters, Josephine 
Zitolo and Margie Santry and one brother 
Michael Villano. 

Friends my call from 3 to 6 PM Thursday at the 
Lane Funeral Home Austintown Chapel and again 
from 9 to 9:45 AM Friday at Our Lady of Mount 
Carmel Basilica where a Mass of Christian 
Burial will begin at 10 AM.


Tuesday February 11, 2020

Lawrence D. Patrone

August 9, 1941 - February 11, 2020

Obituary

Lawrence D. Patrone, 78

There will be a prayer service 12:00 p.m. 
Saturday, February 22nd at Lane Family Funeral 
Homes, Canfield Chapel for Lawrence D. Patrone, 
78 of Canfield who died early Tuesday morning, 
February 11th at Hospice House of Poland. 

Lawrence was born August 9, 1941 in Youngstown, 
a son of the late Dominic and Angeline (Gatti) 
Patrone and was a lifelong area resident. 

He graduated from The Rayen High School in 1959 
and received in Bachelor’s Degree from 
Youngstown State University in 1963. While 
attending YSU, Lawrence served in the U.S. Army 
Reserves. 

Lawrence was a General Manager for the J.C. 
Penney Company for 20 years and then became a 
National Buyer for the Fisher’s Big Wheel 
Company where he worked for over 15 years, 
until he retired.

He enjoyed fishing, boating and cooking. He 
leaves his wife, the former Patricia D. 
Roberts, whom he married July 11, 1964; two 
sons, David Patrone and Stephen Patrone both in 
Louisville, KY; a brother, John Patrone of 
Poland; a sister-in-law, Patricia Patrone of 
Longmont, CO and two nephews, Peter (Lucia) 
Patrone and Major Will Patrone. 

Besides his parents, Lawrence was preceded in 
death by a brother, Peter Patrone. Friends may 
call on Saturday for one hour prior to the 
service at the funeral home. 

The family requests material tributes take the 
form of contibutions to Hospice of the Valley, 
5190 Market Street, Boardman, OH 44512.


Tuesday February 11, 2020


Barbara Caspio
April 24, 1954 ~ February 7, 2020 (age 65)

Obituary
Barbara Caspio age 65, passed away February 7, 2020 at The David Simpson 
Hospice House in Cleveland. She was born April 24, 1954. Per her request 
cremation has taken place.
Services were entrusted to Dean's Funeral Home Sebring, Ohio.

Tuesday February 11, 2020

Carol-Ann (Cowen) Mudore
September 28, 1953 ~ February 7, 2020 (age 66)

   

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  Carol-Ann (Cowen) Mudore, age 66, of 
Alliance, passed away Friday, February 7, 2020 
at her home.

  She was born September 28, 1953, in Alliance, 
Ohio to Donald E. and Doris H. (Middleton) 
Cowen.

  A 1971 graduate of Alliance High School, 
Carol-Ann was homecoming queen her freshman 
year.

  Carol-Ann had a heart of gold, and was always 
willing to help those less fortunate. She was a 
Christian woman who loved her family and was 
very proud of them. She also loved her dog, 
Maggie May.

  Survivors include her sister, Ginny Curran; 
nephew, Sean Curran (Kelsey Stamborski); close 
friends, Michael “Spyder” Kerns and Lori Lear 
Ross; and her dog, Maggie May.

  Carol-Ann was preceded in death by her 
parents and a sister, Nancy Koch.

  A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m., 
Monday, February 17, 2020, at Cassaday-Turkle-
Christian Funeral Home with Pastor David 
Ashbrook officiating. Friends may call from 5-7 
p.m., prior to the service. Interment will be 
at Alliance City Cemetery.

  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions 
may be made to an animal shelter or substance 
abuse organization of the donor’s choice.

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


Tuesday February 11, 2020

MARAGRET'S OBITUARY
Margaret Salina (Snyder) Lehman, 98, died at 
10:30 P.M., Friday, February 7, 2020, at her 
home.
 

She was born on January 6, 1922, in Columbiana, 
the daughter of the late Amos and Catherine 
(Brubaker) Snyder.

 

She was a long time active member of the Zion 
Hill Church of the Brethren in Columbiana, and 
also loved helping others whenever she could.

 

She is survived by her two children; Melvin 
Elmer Lehman of Salem, and Ruby Grace Breneman 
of Salem, as well as 2 grandchildren, 4 great-
grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild.

 

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in 
death by her husband Elmer Ray Lehman, whom she 
married on September 30, 1944, and four 
siblings; Clayton Snyder, Naomi Snyder, Viola 
Mae (Arthur) VanPelt, and Hilda Snyder.

 

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Zion 
Hill Church of the Brethren in Columbiana on 
Tuesday, February 11, 2020, at 3 P.M., with 
Paul Bartholomew officiating. Visitation will 
be from 1-3 P.M. Interment will follow at the 
church cemetery.

 

The family has requested in lieu of flowers, 
that donations be made in Margaret’s name to 
Grace Hospice, 7206 Market St, Youngstown, OH 
44512, or to the church.

 

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

Tuesday February 11, 2020

Nickolas D. Matz
December 21, 1981 ~ February 8, 2020 (age 38)

   

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  Nickolas D. Matz, age 38, of Homeworth, 
passed away Saturday, February 8, 2020 at his 
home.

  He was born December 21, 1981 in Alliance, 
Ohio, to Daniel L. and Sandy J. (Bon) Matz.

  A graduate of West Branch High School, 
Nickolas was employed as a technician at Ohio 
Drill and Tool and was affiliated with the 
Middle Sandy Presbyterian Church.

  Nickolas loved the outdoors, riding his 
horse, Kit, and loved spending time with and 
hunting arrowheads with his son Liam.

  He was an avid car enthusiast, and also 
enjoyed playing with his dogs, Chloe and Delta.

  Nick will be forever loved and missed by his 
family, including his parents, Dan and Sandy; 
his wife Molly J. Matz whom he married July 13, 
2019; son, Liam Matz; step-children, Bayleigh 
Carver, and Rayden Carver; big brother Dan 
(Jody) Matz Jr.;  many aunts, uncles and 
cousins; three nephews and a great-nephew.

  Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, 
February 14, 2020 at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian 
Funeral Home.  Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. 
Thursday.

  Interment will be at Fairmount Memorial Park.

  Memorial contributions may be made to Sandy 
Matz, c/o Consumers National Bank, 610 W. State 
Street, Alliance, Ohio 44601, where a fund for 
Liam’s college expenses is being established.

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

Monday February 10, 2020

Diane L. Thomas
May 22, 1963 ~ February 8, 2020 (age 56)

   

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  Diane L. Thomas, age 56, of Salem, passed 
away at 4:33 p.m. Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 
Salem Regional Hospital.  She was born May 22, 
1963 in Alliance, Ohio to Hugh E. and Helen 
Marie (Taylor) Kiel.

  A graduate of Alliance High School, Diane 
also graduated from Mount Union College.

  She had been Financial Secretary at Christ 
United Methodist Church and Assistant Director 
of Public Affairs at Mount Union College, 
before retiring as Digital Content Specialist 
for Coastal Pet.

  A member of Christ United Methodist Church, 
Diane was an avid reader; she loved animals, 
and spending time with her family and friends.

   Survivors include husband, Bradley D. 
Thomas, whom she married January, 22, 1990; 
children, Heather Thomas, Scott Thomas, and 
Rachel Thomas; siblings,  Walter Kiel of 
Gratis, OH, Marilyn (Will) Omodt of Kingsport, 
TN, Phillip (Juanita) Kiel of Smithsburg, MD, 
Paul (Debbie) Kiel of N. Canton, OH; and many 
nieces and nephews.

  Diane was preceded in death by her parents.

  Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on 
Thursday, February 13, 2020 at Cassaday-Turkle-
Christian Funeral Home. Friends may call from 
4-7 p.m. Wednesday.

  Interment will be at Alliance City Cemetery.

  Memorial Contributions may be made to the Dr. 
Susan Love Research Foundation for Breast 
Cancer Research, 16133 Ventura Blvd., Suite 
1000, Encino, CA 91436.

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

Monday February 10, 2020

Pamela Jean (Settle) Farmer

July 25, 1954 ~ February 7, 2020 (age 65)

Obituary

  Pamela Jean Farmer, age 65, passed away at 
5:54 p.m. Friday, February 7, 2020 at 
Aultman/Alliance Community Hospital.

  Pam was born July 25, 1954 in Struthers, Ohio 
to Burgan Howard Settle and Ruth Jean 
(Williams) Settle.

  Pam was a member of the Church of God, and 
enjoyed camping, fishing, cooking and loving on 
her cat, Lucy.

  She will be forever loved and missed by her 
family, including husband, Ralph N. Farmer, 
daughter Lisa Visi; step-daughter, Jennifer 
(Jason) Baum; grandchildren, Mason, Sierra and 
Sarianne; siblings, Kim (Richard) Zinni, Cheryl 
(Bill) Himmelwright; Steven (Mary) Settle, and 
Kevin (Wendy) Settle; and several nieces and 
nephews.  She was preceded in death by her 
parents and step-daughter, Tiffany Riordan.

  A private family celebration will be held.

  In lieu of flowers, honor Pam by making 
donations to A.L.S. Northern Chapter, 6155 
Rockside Rd., Suite 403, Independence, Ohio 
44131.

  Pam’s family would like to thank Dr. Katirji, 
Nurse Kim and the Neuro Staff at University 
Hospital and Mercy Home Health for all their 
care and compassion.

  Arrangements are by Cassaday-Turkle-Christian 
Funeral Home.


Monday February 10, 2020

Nancy L. Orr

March 9, 1944 - February 9, 2020

Obituary

Warren – Nancy L. Orr, 75, passed away Sunday 
morning, February 9, 2020. 

Nancy was born on March 9, 1944 in Warren, OH, 
a daughter of the late Dominic and Sarah 
Franco. 

She was a Warren G. Harding graduate and worked 
at Packard electric until she retired. 

She was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in 
Warren, enjoyed cross stitching, and spending 
time with her family; especially her 
grandchildren. 

Nancy will be deeply missed by her children, 
Rachel (John) Ulam and Mark (Lori) Orr; 
grandchil...


Monday February 10, 2020

James M. Ifft

June 6, 1935 - February 9, 2020

Obituary

BOARDMAN-James M. Ifft, 84, died peacefully 
Sunday morning, February 9, 2020 at home after 
an extended illness. 

He was born June 6, 1935 in Coitsville, a son 
of Harold and Ruth (Morrison) Ifft. 

A 1953 graduate of North High School, he went 
to work that same year at Republic Steel Corp. 
in Youngstown. In 1958 he was drafted into the 
U.S. Army and served at Ft. McClellan, AL for 2 
years. He was recalled into the service during 
the Berlin Crisis in 1961. 

Upon retiring from Republic Steel in 1984 after 
31 years he embarked on his next career as a 
body shop manager at Stackhouse Olds, Sweeney 
Chevrolet and King Collision, retiring in 2013. 
Jim grew up in the Coitsville Presbyterian 
Church. He was a great dependable friend to 
many. 

He was a wonderful father and grandfather, 
attending many many sporting and musical events 
for them. Jim was proud to have traveled with 
the Warren Junior Military Band throughout 
Europe in 1985. 

Jim is survived by his wife of 37 years, the 
former Kathy D. Caraway Murphy, whom he married 
March 19, 1983; his sons, Tony (Peggy) Ifft of 
Geneva and James (Maggie) Ifft of Hebron, KY; 
his daughters, Kimberly (Bob) Smalley of 
Boardman, Melissa (Brian) Lyons of Hubbard and 
Heather Murphy of Cullman, AL; his brother, 
Harold (Mary) Ifft of Holiday, FL; his 
grandchildren, Ronnie and Abby Ifft, Michael 
and Brian Yatsco, Shaun and David Snyder, 
Matthew Smalley and Dr. Nick and Danielle Bucci 
and his great grandchild, Skyler Ifft. 

Besides his parents, Jim was preceded in death 
by his brothers-in-law, Wray and Robert Caraway 
and James Ewing and his sisters-in-law, Carol 
Ewing and Kay Platt. Friends may call from 4-7 
p.m. Thursday at the Lane Family Funeral Homes-
Anstrom Chapel, 8387 Tod Ave. in Boardman and 
10-11 a.m. on Friday, prior to the Funeral 
Service at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. 

Pastor George Lee of First Covenant Church will 
be officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial 
donations in Jim’s name may be given to First 
Covenant Church, 5210 Glenwood Ave. Yo., OH 
44512.


Monday February 10, 2020

Blanche H. "Cookie" (Hagge) Neely

Obituary

  Blanche Helen “Cookie” Neely, age 80, of 
Alliance, passed away at 9:05 p.m., Saturday, 
February 8, 2020, at her home surrounded by her 
loving family.

  She was born January 12, 1940, in Alliance, 
Ohio to Joseph and Blanche (Waskivich) Hagge.

  Cookie was a graduate of Alliance High School 
and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

  Survivors include her daughter, Kathleen 
Susan (Monty) Hoopes of Uniontown; son, Ronald 
Lloyd Jr. (Luann) Neely of Kinston, North 
Carolina; daughter, Amy Lynn (Lars) Vigen of 
Denmark; son, James Charles (Ginger) Neely of 
Canton; eight grandchildren, Megan, Mallory, 
Taylor, Helena, Anders, Robyn, Hannah and Erik; 
four great-granddaughters, Elaina, Kaylee, 
Evelyn and Avery; three sisters, Patty (Don) 
Buck, Joann (Richard) Ramser and Mary Catherine 
(David) DeBee, all of Alliance; brother, John 
(Cindy) Catich of Alliance; and many nieces and 
nephews.

  In addition to her parents, Cookie was 
preceded in death by her husband, Ronald Neely 
whom she married June 8, 1957 and who died 
April 2, 2015; and a brother, James Hagge.

  Cookie will be remembered by family and 
friends as a most wonderful loving woman. She 
was the center of her family, and the best 
thing for her was to be surrounded by her loved 
ones. Children were her whole heart and nothing 
made her smile more. She loved her garden and 
used many hours planting and taking care of her 
pretty flowers.

  Being outside in the sunshine was a great 
enjoyment for her. She was a true friend to 
many people. She was so strong at heart and was 
always there to listen and reassure with her 
lovely smile. She was simply completely 
beautiful on the inside and out.

  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 
1:30 p.m., Thursday, February 13, 2020 at St. 
Joseph Catholic Church with The Very Rev. Canon 
Matthew Mankowski and Fr. Robert Ramser 
concelebrating.

  Friends may call from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., 
Thursday, February 13, 2020 at Cassaday-Turkle-
Christian Funeral Home. Interment will be at 
Sebring Grandview Cemetery.

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


Sunday February 09, 2020

Elaine Carole Sukosd

June 7, 1945 ~ February 6, 2020 (age 74)

Obituary

Elaine Carole Sukosd, age 74, of East Canton, 
OH passed away Thursday, February 6, 2020. She 
was born June 7, 1945 in Canton, OH to Albert 
and Esther (Nimsz) Sukosd. 

Elaine worked for RCA for many years and was 
the first female district manager they ever 
hired. She was preceded in death by her parents 
and a brother, Alan Sukosd. She is survived by 
her niece, Vicki Geslak and a cousin, John 
Sukosd.   

Funeral services will be 11am Wednesday at 
Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville, OH 
with Rev. Rick Brown officiating. 

Calling hours will be 10-11am Wednesday morning 
at the funeral home. Elaine will be laid to 
rest in Evergreen Memorial Garden. Online 
condolences may be left at 
www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

                                      Stier-
Israel


Saturday February 08, 2020

Carolyne A. Shramo

September 24, 1936 - February 6, 2020

Obituary

LAKE MILTON-Carolyne A. Shramo, 83, passed away 
Thursday evening, February 6, 2020 at 
Briarfield Manor in Austintown. 

She was born September 24, 1936 in Youngstown, 
a daughter of George and Mildred (Henson) 
Pusser. Carolyne was a home-maker. 

She was a member of Christ Community Church in 
Campbell. Carolyne was also a member of the 
Order of Eastern Star in Youngstown. She 
enjoyed crafts and crocheting for family and 
friends and also donating her needlework to the 
needy. 

Carolyne is survived by her husband of 64 
years, John Shramo, whom she married in June of 
1955; her sons, Andrew and Tim Shramo both of 
Lake Milton and John H. Shramo of Hubbard; her 
daughter, Christine (Dave) Tucker of Lake 
Orion, MI and her grandchildren, Evan, Briana 
and Michaela Tucker and Nicole (Dan) Friedberg. 

Besides her parents, Carolyne was preceded in 
death by her brothers, Percy, Fred and George 
Pusser and her sisters, Georgena Buckles and 
Margaret Smith. 

Friends may call from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday at 
the Lane Family Funeral Homes-Austintown 
Chapel, prior to the Service at 11 a.m.

 Memorial contributions may be given to Hospice 
of the Valley, 5190 Market St. Yo., OH 44512.


Saturday February 08, 2020

Rob Roy MacGregor

March 29, 1968 - February 1, 2020

Obituary

Rob Roy MacGregor,51, of Mineral ridge, passed 
away Saturday, February 1, 2020 in Niles.

Rob was born March 29, 1968 in Warren, the son 
of Milton and Betty Lou Harshman MacGregor.

Rob worked as a drywaller at Sam's Drywall. 
Some of his hobbies included camping and pond 
fishing with his son. He was also an avid 
NASCAR fan.

Rob is survived by his son Rob Roy II, former 
wife Angie, his brother Bruce, sisters Linda 
Berencsi and Sandy Anderson (Scotty).

Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by 
his brothers James (Bimbo) and Gary MacGregor.

Friends may call from 4:00 -7:00 PM, Tuesday 
February 11th, at Lane Funeral Home, Mineral 
Ridge Chapel, with a Memorial Service 
immediately following at 7pm at the funeral 
home.


Saturday February 08, 2020

John O. Johnson

January 15, 1952 - February 5, 2020

Obituary

Warren – John O. Johnson, 68, passed away at 
Omni Manor on February 5, 2020. John was born 
on January 15, 1952 in Warren, Ohio, the son of 
John W. and Ella Belle (Walker) Johnson.

John enjoyed going to the workshops at 
Fairhaven, the Enrichment Center, Tall Oak 
Manor, and Gateways. John will be remembered 
for his cheerful and strong personality, which 
will be missed by many.

John is survived by his brother David L. 
Johnson and several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, John is preceded in death 
by his brother Edward J. Johnson and his sister 
Juanita Raimey.

Visitation for John will be held on Tuesday 
February 11, 2020 at Lane Family Funeral Homes, 
Roberts-Clark Chapel from 11:00 to 12:00 PM, 
where a funeral service will immediately follow 
at 12:00 PM.

Interment will be held at Pineview Memorial 
Park.


Saturday February 08, 2020

Joseph J. Thomas

June 2, 1930 - February 7, 2020

Obituary

Cortland – Joseph J. Thomas, 89, passed away 
Friday morning, February 7, 2020 at Gillette 
Nursing Home.

Joseph was born on June 2, 1930 in Youngstown, 
OH, a son of the late Joseph and Mary Thomas.

He was a graduate of Campbell High School and 
was a proud veteran of the United States Navy, 
serving his country in the Korean War.

He worked for P &LE Railroad and General 
Fireproofing in Youngstown.
He was a member of St. Robert’s Bellarmine 
Catholic Church in Cortland. He enjoyed 
hunting, fishing, collecting coins, and 
vacationing with his family; especially 
visiting New Orleans. He was the best husband, 
father, and grandfather; and will forever be in 
our hearts.

Joseph will be deeply missed by his loving wife 
Shirley Thomas, whom he married on June 2, 
1973; his children, Kenneth (Pam) Thomas of 
Lordstown, Joseph (Mimi) Thomas of New Orleans, 
Michael Thomas of Canada, and Cheryl (fiancé 
Robert Harnett) Thomas of Cortland; 14 
grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; 
daughter in law Nancy Thomas; and Clara Thomas 
who he always thought of as another daughter.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death 
by his son Dominic Thomas; sister, Virginia 
Kuboff; and brother, Thomas Thomas.

Per his wishes there are no services and 
memorial contributions can be made to 
Crossroads Hospice located at 3743 Boettler 
Oaks Dr suite E, Uniontown, OH 44685 in his 
memory.
Cremation was entrusted with Lane Family 
Funeral Homes Shafer-Winans Chapel in Cortland.

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


Friday February 07, 2020

Susan Kay Phelps

September 12, 1957 - February 4, 2020

Obituary

CANFIELD: Susan Kay Phelps, 62 passed way 
surrounded by her family on February 4, 2020 at 
St. Elizabeth Hospital.

Susan was born on September 12, 1957 in Akron, 
Ohio, the daughter of Roy and Helen (Carmen) 
Phelps.

She was a graduate of Canfield High School and 
the V.T.C.E. Trade School with a degree in 
electronics. 

Susan was previously employed by Wedgewood 
Pizza and Autumn Hills Care Center. Susan 
enjoyed watching scary movies at the drive-in 
theatre and spending time with her friends.

 She shared a passion for animals with her 
children, many of them becoming pets in their 
homes. Susan was known for her work ethic and 
dedication to family. She will be remembered as 
a loving mother to her children.

Her memory will be carried on by her children, 
Nickolas (Erin Corley) Ingledue and Katy Phelps 
and her sister Christine (Russell) Green.
She was preceded in death by her parents, 
infant grandson Preston Phelps and brother 
David Phelps.

The family will receive friends on Monday, 
February 10, 2020 from 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM at 
Lane Funeral Homes, Canfield Chapel. A memorial 
service will be held following calling hours at 
6:00 PM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can 
be made to Legacy Dog Rescue of Ohio, P.O. Box 
3643, Youngstown, Ohio 44513.


Friday February 07, 2020

Frank M. Danzo

March 8, 1943 - February 2, 2020

Obituary

Frank M. Danzo, age 76 of Brookfield, formerly 
of Youngstown, passed away Sunday afternoon, 
February 2, 2020 at his home surrounded by his 
family. He was born March 8, 1943 in East 
Liverpool, Ohio the son of the late Anthony and 
Nellie Martin Danzo. He and his wife, Kay moved 
to Youngstown from East Liverpool in 1965 and 
then in 1992 became Brookfield residents.

Frank was a 1961 graduate of East Liverpool 
High School. He then served a machinist 
apprenticeship at Youngstown Sheet and Tube, 
where he worked for 20 years until it closed in 
1985. He then worked for Dietrich Industries 
for 20 years as a machinist, retiring in 2008.

Frank was of the Catholic faith. He enjoyed 
golf and had league golfed, especially on the 
Youngstown Sheet & Tube league. He enjoyed 
gardening, playing Bocce, camping, cooking 
outdoors and hunting that ever elusive 
groundhog. He loved spending time with his 
family and their family picnics.

Frank is survived by his wife of over 56 years, 
Kay L. McCullough Danzo, whom he married 
October 26, 1963; one daughter, Michelle A. 
Danzo of Boardman; two sons, Michael A. 
(Ivette) Danzo of Youngstown and David P. 
(Tracy) Danzo of Charlestown, Ind.; five 
grandchildren, Dylan, Alyssa, Alex, Adam and 
Isabella; two brothers, Dr. Benjamin Danzo of 
Nashville and Tony (Cindy) Danzo of Dennison, 
OH and one sister, Phyllis (Lester) Hickman of 
East Liverpool. One brother, Dominic Danzo 
preceded him in death.

Per Frank’s wishes, there will be no calling 
hours and a private family memorial gathering 
will be held. Arrangements were entrusted to 
Lane Family Funeral Homes, Madasz Chapel in 
Brookfield.

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


Friday February 07, 2020

Thomas W. "Tom" Marlowe Sr.

July 12, 1939 - February 5, 2020

Obituary

Warren – Thomas W. “Tom” Marlowe Sr., 80, 
passed away Wednesday evening February 5, 2020 
at Continuing Health Care at the Ridge 
surrounded by his family.

Tom was born in Warren, OH on July 12, 1939, a 
son of the late James and Myrtle Marlowe.

He was an owner and operator of Marlowe’s 
Appliance Stores Inc, an auctioneer for 
Marlowe’s Vienna Auction for 28 years, a member 
of St. Rose Catholic Church in Girard, and a 
member of the Mecca and Niles Moose Lodge. He 
enjoyed camping and boating on Lake Chautauqua, 
golfing, traveling and going on cruises with 
his wife; especially to visit Vegas. He also 
loved to spend time with his family, especially 
his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Tom will be deeply missed by his loving 
children, Sharon L. (Richard) Grove, Thomas W. 
(Beckey) Marlowe Jr., and Susan L. Fabian; 
eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 
and brothers, James, Jim, Greg, and Erwin 
Marlowe.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death 
by his beloved wife, Dorothy Rush Marlowe whom 
he married on September 8, 1956 and died on 
November 14, 2015; his son, Jeffrey A. Marlowe, 
and brother Dennis Marlowe.
Family and friends may visit from 10-11:30AM on 
Monday February 10, 2020 at Lane Family Funeral 
Homes Roberts – Clark Chapel located at 180 
Garfield Dr. NE in Warren, with funeral 
services to follow at 11:30AM with Rev. Msgr. 
John A. Zuraw officiating.
Burial will take place at Crown Hill Burial 
Park in Vienna.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can 
be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association 3711 
Starr Centre Dr. Ste. 4 Canfield, OH 44406.
Family and friends may send their heartfelt 
condolences by visiting 
www.lanefuneralhomes.com


Friday February 07, 2020

Harvey Karl Wilson

May 18, 1926 ~ February 6, 2020 (age 93)

Obituary

New Springfield - Harvey Karl Wilson, age 93, 
of New Springfield, died on Thursday, February 
6, 2020 at Assumption Village, North Lima.

He was born on May 18, 1926 in Unity, a son of 
the late Jesse and Anna Landsberger Wilson.

Harvey grew up working on the family farm but 
made his career working as an engine lathe 
operator for United Engineering.  He also drove 
school bus and volunteered on the New 
Springfield Fire Dept. Station #3 where he was 
chief for several years.   Harvey enjoyed 
woodworking, but mostly loved spending time 
with his beloved family.

He leaves to mourn him his wife of 42 years, 
Cecilia “Ann” Snyder Wilson, whom he married on 
February 18, 1977; four sons, Harvey "Jim" 
(Barb) Wilson of New Springfield, Rickey 
(Becky) Wilson of Gwinn, MI, Chris (Patty) 
Wilson of New Springfield, Danny (Dana) Wilson 
of New Springfield; two daughters, Karen 
(Steve) Satterfield of New Waterford, and Peggy 
(Jack) Graham of Unity; three step daughters, 
Leslee McInnis of St. Peters, MO, Leona Haynes 
of Struthers, and Lori (Archie) Burgan of 
Sugarcreek, OH, and by a brother, Robert (Pat) 
Wilson of Enon Valley.  Also surviving are many 
grandchildren, and many great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by an infant brother, 
Harry Wilson and two sisters, Mary Jane 
Bentfeld, and Elizabeth Ann “Betty” Manley.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, 
February 9, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. and 
again on Monday, February 10, 2020 from 10:00 
a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig 
Funeral Home, Columbiana.

Services will be held on Monday, February 10, 
2020, at 11:00 am at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig 
Funeral Home.

Burial will take place at Grandview Cemetery, 
Salem.

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


Friday February 07, 2020

Frances Maimone

November 6, 1933 ~ February 6, 2020 (age 86)

Obituary

Frances Maimone, age 86, passed away Nov 6, 
2020 at UH Portage Medical Center in Ravenna, 
Ohio. She was born November 6, 1933 to Frank 
and Alpaonsa (Del-Aquila) Maimone. Per her 
request cremation has taken place and there 
will be no public services. Arrangements are 
entrusted to Dean's Funeral Home Sebring, 
Ohio. 


Thursday February 06, 2020

Carol (Brewster) Turner

September 24, 1941 ~ February 5, 2020 (age 78)

Obituary

East Palestine – Carol Ann Turner, 78, of East 
Palestine passed away peacefully this past 
Wednesday afternoon, February 5, 2020 with her 
family by her side.

Carol was born September 24, 1941 in Akron, a 
daughter of James and Helen (Witzberger) 
Brewster. She was a 1959 graduate of East 
Palestine High School and earned her bachelor’s 
degree in education and biology from Youngstown 
State University. She had a deep appreciation 
for nature and music, and especially loved 
crafting ceramics, stained glass windows, and 
doing needlework. Before serving as vice 
president of the A. H. Buehrle Co. in 
Youngstown, she ran the East Palestine Novelty 
Co., a pottery that made wholesale greenware 
and bisque products. She opened American Scene 
at 12 East Main St. in the late 1980’s, East 
Palestine’s first year-round Christmas store 
and was a member of the East Palestine Chamber 
of Commerce.

Carol was a leader in the Camp Fire Girls of 
America, the Girl Scouts, and served as Cub 
Master and Boy Scout leader in East Palestine 
for more than 50 years. She was a Technician 
Plus Class Amateur Radio operator (WD8LQN) and 
a member of the East Palestine Amateur Radio 
Club. She earned her 50-year pin from The Order 
of the Eastern Star and was a lifetime member 
of the Tri-State Explorers Club. Always active, 
Carol belonged to the East Palestine Town & 
Country Garden Club and served in many roles, 
including president. She especially enjoyed 
working the election polls and served for 
nearly three decades. Carol was also a member 
of Kiwanis International, the East Palestine 
Sportsmen’s Club, Five Rivers Bobbin 
Lacemakers, and The Red Hat Society. She also 
enjoyed meeting weekly with the Crochet and 
Knitting Club at the East Palestine Memorial 
Public Library and attending the Class of ’58 
luncheons with her husband. While her children 
were in school, Carol served as president of 
the PTA and EP Band Parents.

A loving and devoted wife, mother and 
grandmother, Carol is survived by her husband, 
John F. Turner, whom she married on June 6, 
1964; two daughters, Laura T. (Jim) Garvin of 
East Palestine,  C. Michele (Steven) Telischak 
of East Palestine; son, John F. (Donna) Turner 
II of North Royalton; brother, Jim (Nancy) 
Brewster of New Middletown; two sisters, Hope 
(Mike) Elick of Jeffersonville, IN, Faith 
(Bill) Evans of Columbiana; seven 
grandchildren, Jimmy Garvin III, Laura Ashley 
Garvin, Nicholas Garvin, Noah Garvin, Elena 
Turner, Steven Telischak II, Rosanna Turner.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, 
February 9, 2020 from 2-4 p.m. and on Monday 
from 10-11 a.m. at the Van Dyke-Swaney-Rettig 
Funeral Home, East Palestine. The Order of the 
Eastern Star East Palestine Chapter #381 will 
conduct a service Sunday at 3:45 pm at the 
funeral home.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, 
February 10, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at the Van 
Dyke-Swaney-Rettig Funeral Home with Mr. James 
Ostick, Minister officiating. Burial will 
follow in Glenview Cemetery.

Monetary donations in Carol’s memory can be 
made to the First Church of Christ, 20 West 
Martin St, East Palestine, OH 44413, the Boy 
Scouts of America, Sandy Beaver District of 
Buckeye Council, 2301 13th Street NW, 
Canton, OH  44708, or to the East Palestine 
Alumni and Friends Scholarship Association, c/o 
Mary Bingham, 316 E Martin, East Palestine, OH 
44413.

Sign the guest register and send condolences to 
the family at www.familycareservices.com


Thursday February 06, 2020

MARGARET'S OBITUARY
Margaret Linda (Calvin) Birkhimer, 91, of 
Salem, died at 5:18 A.M., February 2, 2020, at 
Auburn Nursing Home in Damascus.
 

She was born on April 2, 1928, in Windham, 
Ohio, the daughter of the late Darrell and Cleo 
(Roberts) Calvin.

 

She was a homemaker, and lived in the Winona 
area since the 1940s. She was active as a 
member of the Winona Methodist Church and loved 
volunteering at Salem Regional Medical Center.

 

She is survived by her son Darrell (Cynthia) 
Birkhimer of Tuscon, Arizona.

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in 
death by her daughter Rebecca Jopek, as well as 
siblings Laverne Calvin, Eugene Calvin, and Eva 
June Ferrall

 

No services are to be held at this time.

 

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

Wednesday February 05, 2020

Sybil K. Ding

January 27, 1926 - February 3, 2020

Obituary

CORTLAND- Sybil K. Ding, age 94, passed away 
peacefully Monday, February 3, 2020 at Ohio 
Living Lake Vista.

Sybil was born January 27, 1926 in Cleveland to 
the late John and Sybilla Kopp. She was a 
graduate of Shaw High School in Cleveland and 
Youngstown College where she earned her 
bachelor's degree.

Sybil was an educator for Howland Local Schools 
for 12 years, she loved teaching. She was an 
amazing cook, she enjoyed entertaining friends 
and caring for her family. She had a knack for 
interior design, and loved to paint. Sybil 
enjoyed traveling with her family stateside and 
abroad.

Besides her parents, Sybil is preceded in death 
by her husband Robert T. Ding, her daughter 
Kathleen Bronson, and her brothers Robert, 
Fred, and John Kopp, and two great-
grandchildren Emelyn and Kyle, Jr. (KJ).

She is survived by her two children, Jeff 
(Debbie) Ding and Debra (Tim) Quinn, son-in-law 
Mike Bronson; Ten grandchildren, Erin Pierce, 
Kyle Quinn, Megan Titus, Keelan Quinn, Carrie 
Bronson, Eric Bronson, Kevin Bronson, Lindsay 
Ding, Rob Ding, and Christopher Ding; sixteen 
great-grandchildren Zoe, Teagan, Brock, 
Annslee, Maeve, Hadley, Holly, Mabel, Summer, 
Lucas, Brooke, Chase, Hunter, Kennedy, Olivia, 
and Jack.
Private funeral services were held. 
Arrangements entrusted to Lane Funeral Homes, 
Shafer-Winans Chapel.

Sybil’s family would like to thank Barb and the 
entire staff at Lake Vista for the love and 
care they gave Sybil. In Lieu of flowers, 
memorial contributions may be made to Ohio 
Living Lake Vista.

Visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to share 
memories and condolences with Sybil’s family.


Wednesday February 05, 2020

Richard M. Coppock

March 17, 1938 ~ February 4, 2020 (age 81)

Obituary

SALEM – Richard M. Coppock, age 81, passed at 
3:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 4, 2020 at his 
home. He was born March 17, 1938 in the family 
home in Salem, son of the late Guy L. and Helen 
A. (Johnston) Coppock.

 

Richard was a 1956 graduate of Salem High 
School and valedictorian of his class. He 
entered the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1957, a 
member of only the third class to attend the 
young service academy and the first individual 
from Salem. Richard remembered fondly when, as 
a member of the Cadet Wing Staff, they led the 
Academy contingent in President John F. 
Kennedy’s inauguration parade.

 

Graduating in 1961, Dick was commissioned a 
second lieutenant with the aeronautical rating 
of navigator. Twenty-two years of active duty 
Air Force service followed with assignments in 
Arizona, Japan, Hawaii, California, Colorado, 
Thailand, New Mexico and Ohio. During his 
career, he logged over 8,000 flying hours, 
including some 1,990 over two combat tours 
during the Vietnam War. For actions during 440 
combat missions, he was awarded four 
Distinguished Flying Crosses and 29 Air Medals. 
Retiring in 1983, his final assignment was Vice 
Commandant of the Ohio Valley Area of Air Force 
ROTC.

 

A second career began immediately when he was 
selected to become the first civilian to head 
the staff of the Association of Graduates (AOG) 
of the United States Air Force Academy, a 
nonprofit Colorado corporation headquartered on 
the Academy grounds. He retired in 1999 as 
President/CEO of the organization, having 
successfully directed alumni services, 
publishing, reunions, fundraising and 
investments. He took pride in his role of 
fundraising for and oversight of construction 
of Doolittle Hall, the AOG alumni house and 
headquarters of the association. Located on 13 
leased acres of the Academy, the 35,000 square 
foot structure occupies a prominent place in 
daily activities and in the history of the 
association.

 

With assignments and careers mostly in the west 
and family mostly in the east, Dick and his 
wife, Trel became “road warriors”. Often with 
their children, they crossed the country 
multiple times a year to visit family and 
friends for reunions, funerals, births, 
weddings, graduations and just plain visits. 
Trel’s family in Texas and California also were 
recipients of a fair share of company arriving. 
His Trel, family near and far, classmates, 
friends, fellow crewmembers and 14 canine 
companions over his lifetime – Dick loved them 
all.

 

Dick had met Trel – Trelma Anne (Kubacak) Hafer 
– at Kirtland AFB, NM on June 7, 1973. They 
married in the chapel there on November 21, 
1973, and he believed that the following nearly 
41 years were the most wonderful in his entire 
life. She passed on September 9, 2014.

 

In addition to his cherished Trel, he was 
preceded in death by his parents, his brother, 
Donald (2012) and a granddaughter, Heather 
Palmer (2017).

 

Survivors include his son, James (Rita Mae) 
Coppock; two daughters, Lori Palmer and Carole 
(Sean) Sutton; five grandchildren; three great 
grandchildren; numerous cousins, nieces and 
nephews; sister-in-law, Jann Coppock; brother-
in-law, Rick (Marilyn) Kabacak remain, as does 
his final and faithful companion, Shih Tzu pup 
Willie.

 

Cremation has occurred and burial at a future 
date will be at the USAF Academy Cemetery 
joining his beloved Trel.

He served, proudly…

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

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


Wednesday February 05, 2020

Joseph Louis Borroni

December 23, 1934 ~ February 5, 2020 (age 85)

Obituary

East Palestine- Joseph Louis Borroni, age 85, 
of East Palestine, died Wednesday, February 5, 
2020 at Masternick Memorial Health Care Center, 
New Middletown.

Mr. Borroni was born on December 23, 1934 in 
New Galilee, PA, son of the late Angelo and 
Margaret Colazzi Borroni.

Joseph was a steel worker for the former 
Babcock and Wilcox Company in Beaver Falls, PA 
and was a member of the New Springfield Church 
of God. He also served in the US Air Force.

He is survived by his wife, the former Margaret 
L. Coulter Pieri, whom he married on April 21, 
1978; his two daughters, Annette (Steve) Welday 
of Millersburg, OH and Lori (Jonathan) Parker 
of East Palestine, OH; stepdaughter, Garnet 
Pieri of East Palestine, OH; son, Joseph J. 
(Rose) Borroni of East Palestine, OH; stepson, 
Russell (Shirley Ann) Pieri of East Palestine, 
OH; brother, Ernest (JoAnn) Borroni of New 
Castle, PA; four grandchildren, Tiffany Pieri, 
Jaiden Parker, Mackenzie Parker and Mary Grace 
Borroni.

He was preceded in death by a stepdaughter, 
Sheila Pieri, a granddaughter, Natalie Rose 
Borroni, infant sister, Rose Borroni and a 
brother, Carl Borroni.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 am 
to 1:00 pm Friday, February 7, 2020 at New 
Springfield Church of God.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm, 
Friday, February 7, 2020 at the church with 
Pastor Jonathan Holloway officiating. Military 
honors will be accorded following the service 
at the church.

Burial will take place in Little Beaver 
Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the 
Van Dyke-Swaney-Rettig Funeral Home, East 
Palestine, OH

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


Wednesday February 05, 2020

Marla M. (Baisler) Kissel

September 8, 1936 ~ February 5, 2020 (age 83)

Obituary

Columbiana - Marla M. Kissel, age 83, of 
Columbiana, died on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 
at Briarfield at Ashley Circle, Austintown.

She was born on September 8, 1936 in 
Youngstown, the daughter of the late Charles 
and Martha Baisler Sitler.

Marla had worked as a homemaker and was a 
member of the First Presbyterian Church of 
Columbiana.

Her husband, James Kissel, whom she married on 
June 30, 1956, preceded her in death on, May 9, 
2019.

Marla is survived by her three sons, Roger 
Kissel of Fairfax Station, VA, Ronald Kissel of 
Glen Burnie, MD, and Richard Kissel of 
Columbiana.  Also surviving are eight 
grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by son, Rodney 
Kissel.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, 
February 8, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 
at the First Presbyterian Church of Columbiana.

Services will be held on Saturday, February 8, 
2020, at 11:00 a.m. at the church with Pastor 
Fritz Nelson officiating.

Burial will take place at 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


Tuesday February 04, 2020

Margaret "Marge" Podolsky

November 21, 1930 - January 29, 2020

Obituary

There will be a Mass of Christian Burial at 
10:30 am Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church 
for Margaret Podolsky, 89 of Kenosha, 
Wisconsin, formerly of Austintown, who died 
Wednesday evening at Grande Prairie Health and 
Rehabilitation Center in Pleasant Prairie, 
Wisconsin. 

Margaret, known as “Marge” was born November 
21, 1930 in Youngstown, a daughter of the late 
Norman and Frances (Buckle) Taylor and was a 
lifelong area resident until moving to be with 
her daughter in 2001. Marge graduated from 
South High School in 1948 and became a licensed 
cosmetologist, working as a beautician for 
several years. 

She owned and operated the Austintown Roller 
Arena with her husband from 1962-1967. After 
her children started school, Marge worked for 
Burger King for 10 years and then Kwik Fill 
from 1985 until she retired in 2000. She was a 
charter member of Immaculate Heart of Mary 
Parish, Austintown and St. Therese Parish in 
Kenosha, Wisconsisn. 

She was involved with the PTA and the Athletic 
Department at Immaculate Heart of Mary School 
and was a foster grandparent for Head Start and 
also a band booster for Henry Clay High School. 

Marge was a die-hard Cleveland Indians fan and 
loved to play cards, especially 500 Rummy, 
always beating her children. Her husband, 
Eugene D. Podolsky whom she married May 22, 
1952, died_September 6, 1983. 

She leaves two sons, Dr. David (Denise) 
Podolsky of Canfield, George (Sandy) Podolsky 
of Austintown; one daughter, MargaretAnn (John) 
Gall, with whom she made her home; six 
grandchildren, Dana (Marty) Susmaras, Kelli 
(Randy) Rogan, Dr. Alan Podolsky, Michael 
(Adrianna) Podolsky, Jeffrey (Giavonna 
Cappabianca) Podolsky, Jacqueline Podolsky; two 
great-grandchildren, Luca and Raya.

 Margaret also leaves a sister, June (Marshall) 
Martin of Berlin Center; several nieces and 
nephews and her beloved dog, Peppy. 

Besides her parents and her husband, Marge was 
preceded in death by an infant son, Alan; a 
sister, Norma Jones and a brother, Louis 
Taylor. 

Friends may call from 9:00 a.m. until 10:15 
a.m. at St. Joseph Parish, followed by the mass 
at 10:30 a.m. Arrangements have been entrusted 
to Lane Family Funeral Homes, Austintown 
Chapel. 

The family requests material tributes take the 
form of contributions to 
https://www.brightspaces.org/.margepodolsky/


Tuesday February 04, 2020

Lola Stirtz

May 5, 2020 ~ February 4, 2020

Obituary

   Lola Stirtz, age 99, of Alliance, passed 
away at 1:25 a.m., Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 
Alliance Community Care Center.

  She was born May 5, 1920, in Magnolia, Iowa 
to William and Catherine (Hanneman) Stirtz and 
was a 1939 graduate of Magnolia High School. 
She was of the Christian faith.

  Lola worked and retired from the former 
SanCap Abrasives in Alliance.

  She volunteered for the American Cancer 
Society, Carrollton Handicapped and Alliance 
Community Hospital in the Snack Shop, Emergency 
Room and Community Care Center and Rehab.

  Lola was a life member and senior volunteer 
with the Alliance Community Hospital Auxiliary. 
Her volunteer service began in July 1987, where 
she was recognized as Volunteer of the Month in 
August 1989, received the Gem Star Award in 
April 1999 which recognizes a volunteer for 10 
years of volunteer service and as of September 
2008 had accomplished 21 years and more than 
17,619 hours of volunteer service.

  Survivors include her nieces, Deborah 
Jorgensen and Cynthia Pearce; and close friend, 
Clara Barker.

  In addition to her parents, Lola was preceded 
in death by her sisters, Kathleen Runkle, 
Teresa Fowler, Wilma Yocom, Helena Freymuller 
and Gretchen Bolton; and brothers, Arlon, Earl, 
Vernon and Cliff Stirtz.

  A private family service will be held at a 
later date. Interment will be at Magnolia 
Cemetery in Missouri Valley, Iowa.

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


Tuesday February 04, 2020

Daniel Lee Crawford

August 16, 1966 ~ February 2, 2020 (age 53)

Obituary

SALEM – Daniel Lee Crawford, age 53 died at 
8:16 a.m. Sunday, February 2, 2020 at Salem 
Regional Medical Center. He was born August 16, 
1966 in Youngstown, son of the late Maurice 
Crawford and Barbara (Callis) Bartha.

He attended First Friends Church.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. 
Thursday, February 6, 2020 at Stark Memorial 
with Pastor Doug George officiating. Calling 
hours will be held from 10:00-11:00 a.m. 
Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be at 
Grandview Cemetery.

His father, Maurice preceded him in death March 
2002 and his mother, Barbara preceded him in 
death October 2006

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


Monday February 03, 2020

Gary Lee West

March 12, 1955 ~ February 2, 2020 (age 64)

Obituary

  Gary Lee West, age 64, of Sebring, passed 
away at 12:23 p.m., Sunday, February 2, 2020 at 
Aultman Alliance Community Hospital.

  He was born March 12, 1955, in Alliance, Ohio 
to Paul William and Mary Elizabeth West.

  Gary was a high school graduate and attended 
technical college. He was employed at Alliance 
Machine Company for 27 years and at Steel 
Equipment Specialists in Alliance for 11 years.

  He was of the Christian faith and a member of 
the Masonic Lodge.

  Survivors include his wife, Laura Elizabeth 
(Jackson) West, whom he married October 26, 
1974; daughter, Becky (Jeremy) Cox of Alliance; 
son, Paul (Felicity) West of Columbus; 
grandchildren, Logan David Cox, Gideon Michael 
Cox, Milo Nathan West and Luca Benjamin West; 
siblings, Rose Wright, Paula Stephenson and 
Ernie West; and aunt, Rose Howard.

  Gary was preceded in death by his parents and 
uncle, John Howard.

  A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., 
Thursday February 6, 2020 at Cassaday-Turkle-
Christian Funeral Home. Friends may call from 
11 a.m. to 1 p.m., prior to the service.

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


Monday February 03, 2020

Bonnie Morrow

July 4, 1941 ~ February 2, 2020 (age 78)

Obituary

Washingtonville - Bonnie Morrow, 78, of 
Washingtonville, died on Sunday, February 2, 
2020 at Continuing Healthcare of Lisbon.

She was born on July 4, 1941 in Chicago, IL, 
daughter of the late Edward and Lucille Schultz 
Baier.

Bonnie was a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband, Donald Leroy 
Morrow, whom she married on October 25, 1959, a 
son, Donald Louis Morrow of New York, NY and 
two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by son, Jeffery Brian 
Morrow

No services will be held at this time.

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

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

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


Monday February 03, 2020

Obituary

Cecelia "Ceil" Kochansky 76, passed away 
peacefully on Feb 2, 2020 at Brookdale Senior 
Living surrounded by her loving family.

She was born Nov. 8, 1943 in York, PA. the 
daughter of Basil and Edna Collins.
She graduated in 1961 from York Catholic High 
School and furthered her education graduating 
from Maryland Medical Secretarial School. She 
worked as a medical secretary at York Hospital.

She married her husband John (Jack) on Nov. 14, 
1964.

The family relocated to Austintown in 1975. 
Ceil became a stay at home mom devoting herself 
to her husband and the raising of their 
children. 

She was selfless, always putting others' needs 
ahead of her own. She was there whether you 
needed a good laugh, a listening ear or warm 
hug.
She enjoyed crafts and eventually worked at 
Piece Goods as a sales associate. Knitting was 
a favorite hobby of hers and she generously 
gave away many afghans to family and friends 
throughout the years.

Ceil became affectionately known as "Mimi" 
following the birth of her first grandchild. 
She cherished the time spent with her 
grandkids, making special memories for each of 
them.

 With her great sense of humor and love of 
laughter, she was the life of the party at 
family gatherings.
She was a member of St. Joseph Parish in 
Austintown.

She was preceded in death by her parents and 
brothers, Dan and Eddie Collins.

Ceil will be sadly missed by her husband Jack 
and three children; John (Kalee) Kochansky of 
Boardman, Susan (Dan) Sarachene of Austintown 
and Sara (Dan) Pitt of Austintown; five 
grandchildren, Anthony and Allie Sarachene, 
Conner and Colin Kochansky and Aiden Pitt. Ceil 
is also survived by her sister Gracie Warren 
and brothers, Tom, Jim and Bernie Collins.

Family and friends may call 2 to 4 PM Sunday, 
February 9,2020 at the Lane Funeral Home, 
Austintown Chapel where services will be held 
at 4 PM.
In lieu of flowers, monetary donations may be 
made to Alzheimer Network
4214 Market Street Youngstown, Ohio 44512 
www.alzarnet.org
The family would like to thank the staff at 
Brookdale and Crossroads Hospice for their 
loving care.


Monday February 03, 2020

Obituary

BERLIN CENTER-Eloise “Grammy Ella” Bartek, 90, 
passed away early Monday morning, February 3, 
2020 at Hospice House in Poland. She was born 
April 10, 1929 in Rosemont, Ohio, a daughter of 
Leon J. and Mildred (Cessna) Wilson, Sr. Eloise 
was a home-maker. 

She was a member of Berlin Center United 
Methodist Church. 

Family was everything to Eloise and she enjoyed 
spending as much time as possible with them, 
especially her grandchildren and great-
grandchildren. Her husband of 48 years, Edward 
Bartek, whom she married April 24, 1948, died 
July 28, 1996. 

Eloise is survived by her son, Gary E. (Lisa) 
Bartek of Berlin Center; her daughter, Brenda 
L. (Doug) Harmon of Canfield; her 
grandchildren, Jennifer (Chad) Wright of 
Cleveland, Stacey (Mike) Miller of Wentzville, 
MO, Katie (Mitchel) Maloney of Berlin Center 
and Kevin Bartek, also of Berlin Center and her 
great-grandchildren, Ella and Daniel Miller and 
Malik Maloney. 

Besides her parents and husband, Eloise was 
preceded in death by her sisters, Betty Holcomb 
and Marjorie Wilson and her brother, Leon J. 
Wilson, Jr. According to Eloise’s wishes, there 
are no calling hours or services. 

The family would like to thank the staff from 
Hospice of the Valley for their compassionate 
care and concern for Eloise. 

Memorial contributions in Eloise’s name may be 
given to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market 
St., Yo., OH 44512.


Monday February 03, 2020

Obituary

Robert D. Theis, best known for his love of 
family, his faith and ornery sense of humor 
died suddenly Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, at his 
home. He was 55.
Bob or “Bobby’’ as family called him, took 
pride in the relationships he built, and was 
known as the glue that united his extended 
family and friends.

But he cherished his wife, Monica, and their 
children above all else.

Always generous with his time and hospitality, 
Bob and Monica frequently hosted gatherings for 
family and friends who became family. She 
always provided lavish spreads and Bob offered 
guided tours of the rec room where his 
collection of sports memorabilia was proudly 
displayed and explained.

After graduating from John F. Kennedy High 
School in 1982, Bob joined the United States 
Air Force and was stationed in Germany. He 
often talked fondly of his European travels, 
and when he discovered that a German named 
Theis had resisted the Nazis he sent home 
photographic evidence and a note that said, “I 
knew we were with the good guys.’’

Bob returned home in 1985 to follow his father 
and grandfather into the steelmaking business, 
joining R.G. Steel – formerly WCI Steel - on 
Pine Street in Warren. “We have pig iron in our 
blood,” Bob liked to say.

In 1994, he married Monica Williams who he met 
at a friend’s wedding. He told his family that 
“she’s the one’’ and boasted that she was 
“beautiful, kind and smart’’ – and a great 
cook. Bob and Monica built a life together 
anchored by a welcoming home in Mineral Ridge 
where they raised two children, Allyson and 
Ryan, and spoiled their acrobatic dog, Zoey. As 
Monica taught school and Bob made steel, he 
also coached little league and was known as 
Coach Bob to many kids, long after they became 
adults.

When Bob and Monica became empty nesters, the 
couple enjoyed traveling and attending concerts 
and sporting events. They also enjoyed spending 
time in Columbus with Ally and Ryan, tailgating 
at Buckeye games and supporting their nieces’ 
and nephews’ extracurricular activities.

The family recently celebrated what Bob said 
was among his proudest days: Watching Allyson 
receive her bachelor’s degree from The Ohio 
State University in December 2019. Ryan, an OSU 
junior, is expected to graduate next year.

A rabid sports fan, Bob closely followed all 
Cleveland professional sports teams, Ohio State 
football and Kennedy High School sports. He 
could recite statistics about each one and was 
fond of telling even strangers that Ryan was a 
standout on the JFK golf team all four years of 
high school.

Bob inherited his father’s gift of telling 
stories. Among his favorites: Recalling the 
money he once made selling profane Art Modell 
T-shirts after the Browns’ owner whisked the 
franchise to Baltimore in the dark of the 
night.

 Cleveland police threatened Bob’s side 
business by asking to see the permit required 
for street vendors but he convinced them that 
Modell’s betrayal of long-suffering Browns’ 
fans negated any need for a pesky permit.
When the Browns returned to Cleveland, Bob 
returned to the stadium parking lot where his 
new, equally profane anti-Modell T-shirts sold 
out quickly.

Bob is survived by his wife, Monica Theis, 
their children Allyson and Ryan; four sisters, 
Terri Bury (Brian) of Austin, Texas; Carol 
Theis (Steve Rolfe) of Pickerington; Sandy 
Theis of Columbus; Melissa Whitney (David) of 
Westerville; an assortment of cousins, aunts 
and uncles; nieces and nephews and great-nieces 
and nephews with whom he had a secret 
handshake. All of them will miss him.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert 
W. Theis and Mary Lou Reinhard Theis; and his 
nephew, U.S. Marine Sgt. Brandon Bury.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. to noon, 
Saturday, Feb. 8 at St. Mary’s Church, 232 
Seneca N.E., Warren. The visitation will be 
followed by a Mass at 12:30 and a lunch at the 
church following the Mass. In lieu of flowers, 
the family requests donations to Kingwood 
Fallen Heroes, c/o Don Mitchell, 2519 Golden 
Pond Drive, Kingwood TX. 77345.


Monday February 03, 2020

Obituary
Columbiana - Charles “Chick” Hedl, Sr., age 86, 
of Columbiana, died on Sunday, February 2, 2020 
at Windsor House at Parkside Health Care 
Center, Columbiana.

He was born on April 25, 1933 in Leetonia, OH, 
a son of the late Victor L. and Alma Reed Hedl, 
Sr.

Chick had worked as a Carpenter with the Ohio 
Carpenter’s Union Local #171 for 55 years, 
retiring in 2003.  He was a member of St. 
Paul's Lutheran Church and had served on the 
Leetonia Water Board and Village Council in the 
late 70’s.  He loved to roller skate, enjoyed 
sailing, gardening and vacationing in warmer 
climates.

He is survived by a son, Charles (Susan) Hedl 
Jr. of Leetonia; two daughters, Marilyn 
(Melvin) VanFossan of Leetonia, and Marjorie 
(Steve) Katz of Simpsonville, SC, and by a 
brother, Victor L. (Kay Ann) Hedl Jr. of 
Canfield.  Also surviving are five 
grandchildren, two step grandchildren, three 
great grandchildren and six step great 
grandchildren.

Chick was preceded in death by a brother, 
William P. Hedl

The family will receive friends on Friday, 
February 7, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 
at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Leetonia.

Services will be held on Friday, at 12:00 p.m. 
at the Church with Pastor Kari Lankford 
officiating.

Burial will take place at a later date at 
Oakdale Cemetery, Leetonia.

Memorial donations may be made in Chicks memory 
to St. Paul Lutheran Church, 29 Spruce St, 
Leetonia, OH. 44431.

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

Monday February 03, 2020

VIRGINIA'S OBITUARY
Virginia Fay (Sumner) Tsesmilles, 97, of 
Salineville, died at 1:10 P.M. on Friday, 
January 31, 2020, at Continuing Healthcare in 
Lisbon.

 

She was born on April 9, 1922, in Beaver Falls, 
Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late Harry 
and Luzania (Rose) Sumner.

 

She loved spending time with her grandchildren, 
traveling and shopping. She also enjoyed 
attending the Wellsville Methodist Church.

 

She is survived by children; Mary Ann Arnold of 
Mechanicstown, Virginia Mae (Samuel) Repella of 
Carrollton, Theodore Tsesmilles of Salem, and 
Charlotte Leuzanie (Terry) Shannon of Irondale, 
as well as eighteen grandchildren, forty-seven 
great-grandchildren, and twenty-one great-
great-grandchildren.

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in 
death by her husband John Tsesmilles, whom she 
married on April 4, 1941, as well as her 
siblings Eddie and Olive Sumner.

 

Services will be held at Arbaugh-Pearce-
Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services 
on Friday, February 7, at 7 P.M., with a time 
of visitation from 5-7. Interment will be at 
Woodland Cemetery in Salineville at a later 
date.

 

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

 

You may sign the guestbook at apgreenisenfh.com

Monday February 03, 2020

Margaret E (Griffin) Ring

March 27, 1932 ~ February 1, 2020 (age 87)

Obituary

Margaret E. Ring, age 87, of Louisville, passed 
away Saturday February 1, 2020. She was born in 
Rinard Mills, OH on March 27, 1932 to the late 
Russel and Ada (McVey) Griffin. Margaret was a 
member of Northwest Church of Christ.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death 
by her husband, Donavin in 2010; a daughter, 
Vicki Lynn Troyer and a son, Jeff Ring; six 
sisters and two brothers. She is survived by a 
son in law, Marlin Troyer; six grandchildren 
and ten great-grandchildren; a brother, Heb 
(Twila) Griffin.

Funeral services will be 11am Thursday in the 
Stier – Israel Funeral Home of Louisville with 
Minister Lance Lindenberger officiating. 
Calling hours will be from 6-8pm Wednesday at 
the funeral home. Burial will be beside her 
husband at Union Cemetery. Memorial 
contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s 
Association, 408 9th St., S.W., Suite 3400, 
Canton, Ohio 44707   Online condolences may be 
left at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com


Monday February 03, 2020

BENJAMIN'S OBITUARY
Benjamin Rue Phillips Sr, 71, of Salem, died at 
12:28 P.M., on Sunday, February 2, 2020, at 
Salem Regional Medical Center.
 

He was born on June 17, 1948, in Leetonia, the 
son of the late Paul and Elsie (Ingledue) 
Phillips.

 

He worked at Pittsburgh Foundry for eleven 
years, followed by American Standard for 26 
years, and loved helping around farms as a 
young man. He was a member of the Eagles, 
Slovak Club, and VFW for many years.

 

He is survived by his wife Wendy (Willard) 
Phillips, whom he married on October 27, 1974, 
as well as four children, Melissa (Eric) 
Phillips of Lisbon, Kimberly Willard of Salem, 
Benjamin Rue Phillips Jr. of Salem, and Angel 
Marie Gilbert of Liberty, seven grandchildren, 
five great-grandchildren, and three brothers.

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in 
death by five brothers and four sisters.

 

Services will be held on Thursday, February 6, 
2020, at 7 P.M. with Chalmer Perkins 
officiating, at Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons 
Funeral and Cremation Services. A time of 
visitation will be held from 6-7 P.M.

Monday February 03, 2020

Harold E. Schweitzer,
November 3, 1924 ~ January 31, 2020 (age 95)

   

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Harold E. Schweitzer, age 95, of Osnaburg 
Township, OH went to be with the Lord Friday, 
Jan. 31, 2020. He was born Nov. 3, 1924 to the 
late Jesse and Olive Ruth (Miller) Schweitzer. 
Dedicated to the land, Harold owned and 
operated his own farm for many years. He was a 
WWII Army Veteran who was stationed in Germany 
at the end of the war. He was a member of the 
Paris Israel Church and the Louisville American 
Legion. Harold was a 75-year member of the 
Robertsville Grange. He was a member of the 
Pomona, State, and National Granges as well.

Going to auctions, putting out a garden and 
spending time with family were a few of his 
favorite pastimes.

A man who didn’t quit, Harold taught us the 
value of hard work, giving unselfishly and 
living life to its fullest.

Harold is survived by his wife of 65 years, 
Velma A. (Dietz) Schweitzer; two daughters, 
Charlotte Schweitzer, Carolyn (Tim) Mann; a 
son, Dale (Nancy) Schweitzer; a brother, Carl 
Schweitzer; and two grandchildren, Kristi and 
Andrew Schweitzer. He was preceded in death by 
his parents; two sisters, Elaine Weber and 
Doris Metsker; and a granddaughter, Sarah 
Schweitzer.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at 
Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville with 
Pastor Alan Lamb officiating. Calling hours 
will be 10-11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. 
Harold will be laid to rest, with military 
honors, in Union Cemetery, Louisville, OH. 
Online condolences may be left at 
www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com

Sunday February 02, 2020

Thomas W. Paisley, Sr.

April 6, 1945 - February 1, 2020

Obituary

Thomas W. Paisley, Sr., age 74 of Howland, 
passed away at Vibra Hospital of Mahoning 
Valley on February 1, 2020. Tom was born in 
Warren on April 6, 1945 to Clifford & Helen 
(McGeary) Paisley.

After graduating from St Mary’s High School in 
1963, Tom enlisted in the US Navy where he 
served as an electrician for four years.

On December 28, 1968, Tom married the love of 
his life, Holly Jo Winchell whom he absolutely 
adored until the very end.

Tom spent his career working for The Ohio Bell 
Telephone Company as a building engineer and 
retired from Johnson Controls in 2012.

In his youth Tom was an accomplished and well 
known go-kart racer and continued his love of 
cars and speed throughout his life. He also had 
a passion for aviation and enjoyed flying 
whenever he could.

Besides his wife of 51 years, Tom is survived 
by his sons Edward Paisley, Thomas (Lisa) 
Paisley, Jr. and Jason (Vickie) Paisley; his 
grandchildren Cassandra (Kenneth), Hannah 
(Nick), Andrea (Shayne), Shawn, Haley, Jack, 
Katie and Colin; his great-granddaughter 
Ariana; his sister Mary Catherine (Tom) Payne 
and his brother James Paisley. Tom was preceded 
in death by his parents and his grandson 
Stephen Paisley.

Visitation for Tom will be held on Wednesday 
February 5, 2020 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Lane 
Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel, Warren and 
on Thursday February 6, 2020 from 10:00 to 
11:00 a.m. with a funeral service immediately 
following on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. Burial will 
be at All Souls Cemetery in Bazetta.

Memorial donations in memory of Tom may be made 
to the American Cancer Society or Ernie Hall 
Aviation Museum.


Sunday February 02, 2020

Lloyd E. Nolan

January 6, 1949 - January 31, 2020

Obituary

Warren – Lloyd E. Nolan, 71, passed away 
peacefully on Friday January 31, 2020 at the 
Louis Stokes VA Medical Center after a year 
long courageous battle with cancer.

Lloyd was born in Warren, OH on January 6, 
1949, the son of the late Joseph and Grace 
(Calvin) Nolan. He proudly served for our 
country in the U.S. Army and was a Vietnam War 
Veteran. In October of 1970, Lloyd married his 
high school sweetheart, Linda.

Lloyd was a loving husband, father, and 
grandfather who loved his family above all 
else. His grandchildren were adored endlessly 
by him.

Besides spending time with his family, Lloyd 
enjoyed gardening, fishing, cooking, and 
reading western novels. He also liked to watch 
the Cleveland Browns and Indians. Lloyd also 
enjoyed turning trash into treasure, 
beautifully restoring old furniture discarded 
by others.

Lloyd is survived by his wife Linda; his son 
Zachary John Nolan (Nicole) Merana; his 
grandchildren Bailey Nicole Merana and 
Alexander Zachary Merana; his brothers David 
“Elderberry” (Barb) Nolan and Art Nolan; and 
his sister Sharon (Lonnie) Azecusky.

Lloyd is preceded in death by his parents, his 
son Ryan Merana, and his brother Michael Nolan.


Sunday February 02, 2020

Barbara Lee Grunick

August 27, 1948 ~ February 1, 2020 (age 71)

Obituary

Washingtonville - Barbara Lee Grunick, age 71, 
of Washingtonville, died on February 1, 2020 at 
Mercy Health St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital.

She was born on August 27, 1948 in Salem, OH, 
daughter of the late Floyd and Doris Seidel 
Ward.

Barbara had worked as a Cashier at Walmart and 
was a member of Robbins United Methodist 
Church. She was proud to be a member of the Red 
Hat Society and she cherished her time with 
family, especially her grandchildren.

Her husband, Michael John Grunick, whom she 
married on May 26, 1987, preceded her in death 
on, May 30, 2007.

Barbara is survived by her three daughters, 
Bethany (Jeremy) Christen of Calcutta, Geri 
(David) Noel of East Palestine and Kathleen 
(Evan Paul) Grunick of Tallmadge; three 
sisters, Mary Ward of Petersburg, VA, Pat 
(Zane) Reed of Chippewa and Nancy (David) Rauch 
of New Haven, IN; a brother, David (Robbin) 
Ward of New Springfield; ten grandchildren and 
seven great grandchildren with one more on the 
way and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a son, Micheal 
Elick

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 4, 
2020 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Woods-
Rettig Funeral Home, Leetonia.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, 
February 4, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral 
home, with Pastor Kari Lankford officiating.

Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery, 
Leetonia.

Memorial donations may be made to the American 
Heart Association.

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


Saturday February 01, 2020

Jacqueline R. Trump

March 23, 1963 - January 31, 2020

Obituary

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday 
at Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel for 
Jaqueline R. Trump, 56, of Austintown, who 
passed away early Friday morning with her 
loving family by her side. 

Jackie was born March 23, 1963 in Youngstown, 
the daughter of Robert “Fergy” and Judy 
(Fossesco) Ferguson. Jackie is a 1981 graduate 
of Austintown Fitch High School. 

She was an employee at Tamco and General 
Electric prior to her retirement. Despite her 
illness, Jackie never stopped fighting. She 
cared deeply for others, and always put 
everyone else above herself. 

She was born and raised a true Austintown 
resident. She loved her niece, nephew, and dogs 
like her own children. 

Her favorite pastimes were Keith Urban 
Concerts, water aquatics, playing cards, slots, 
and traveling. Her favorite destinations were 
Florida and Las Vegas, and she had dreams of 
going to Jamaica and Aruba. 

Jackie was only able to see the good in people. 
She touched any heart she came in contact with, 
and she made a profound impact on the world we 
all live in. 

She never missed a birthday hug, phone call, or 
special event; she would even call you twice 
just to make sure you knew you were loved. 

It was impossible to miss the “good morning” 
and “I love you” text messages she sent every 
day. There was never a promise she didn’t keep, 
she had the most beautiful soul. She was deeply 
loved, and will be leaving a vast hole in many. 

Besides her parents, Jackie leaves behind her 
dedicated and loving husband, John Trump, whom 
she married on April 29, 2006, her brother and 
sister-in-law, Rob and Kelley Ferguson, her 
niece and nephew, Sydney and Kevin Ferguson, a 
sister Denise Johnston, her aunts Barbara 
Soles, Nora Tomasiro and Debbie Pochiro, her 
uncles Mike Mulhall and Bob Soles, her best 
friend of 52 years Betty Lynn Grigsby, three 
step-daughters, Judy (Gary) Pilner, Susan 
(Steve) Trump, and Chrissy (Scott) Thompson, 
her dogs Heidi and Holly, and other aunts, 
uncles, cousins, and many friends. 

Calling Hours will be held Thursday from 4-7 
p.m. at Lane Family Funeral Homes, Austintown 
Chapel.


Saturday February 01, 2020

Barbara Hazard Dixey

January 3, 1926 - January 31, 2020

Obituary

Barbara Hazard Dixey


Funeral services will be 11:00 am Saturday, 
February 8th at Canfield Methodist Church for 
Barbara Hazard Dixey, 94 of Canfield who died 
Friday evening at Briarfield.

Barbara Hazard Dixey was born on January 3, 
1926 in Barberton, Ohio to Winnie and Carter 
Hazard. She married John Dixey on July 15, 1949 
and came to live in Canfield as a young bride. 

She remained in Canfield even after his death 
on August 27, 2003. She was first employed in 
the Barberton School system then in the 
Canfield School system for a total of 25 years 
of public school service. 

She was a member of the Canfield Methodist 
Church and a participant in its Operation 
Blessing program that provided food to the 
needy. In the 1950’s, she and John were members 
of the informal “Canfield Dance Club” that 
included many members of the community. 

A music lover, Barb was instrumental in keeping 
the “Concerts on the Green” program in Canfield 
viable after budget cuts threatened it.

She and John became “snow birds” after they 
both retired, maintaining friendships in Haines 
City, Florida as well as in Canfield and 
Barberton. 

They embarked on many trips in the States and 
in Canada. They had the good fortune of being 
able to travel to China when General Electric 
recalled John after his retirement as a free 
lance supervisor. Barbara loved flowers, 
hummingbirds, the Canfield Fair and making 
peach cobbler for her friends and family. She 
also spent hours on the phone talking to her 
friends and family and keeping
up with everyone’s lives. Most of all, she 
loved her two sons and her daughter-in-law.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two 
brothers, Carter Hazard Jr. and Jim Hazard,
and an infant sister, Mildred Hazard. She 
leaves her two sons, Jerry (Mary Ann) in 
Austintown and Jack in Canfield. Friends may 
call on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until 10:45 a.m 
at Canfield Methodist Church, followed by the 
funeral service at 11:00 a.m. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to 
the Canfield Methodist Church, 27 S. Broad St,
Canfield 44406 or to Angels for Animals, 4750 
South Range Road, Canfield 44406.


Saturday February 01, 2020

Donald Edward Robb
August 11, 1965 ~ January 31, 2020 (age 54)

   

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East Palestine - Donald Edward Robb, 54, of 
East Palestine passed away, January 31, 2020 at 
Vibra Hospital of Mahoning Valley.

A faithful husband and father, a loving son and 
brother, a dependable friend of many…this is 
the Don Robb we celebrate.

He was born in Salem, Ohio on August 11, 1965 
to Don and Sandra Minamyer Robb.  He enjoyed a 
childhood filled with Little League baseball, 
Boy Scouts (Troop 70) and the company of his 
brothers, David and Brad.  He was a 1983 
graduate of the East Palestine High School and 
a 1986 graduate of the ITT Technical Institute.

On July 8, 1989, he married the love of his 
life, Carol Selby who would be his loyal 
companion and greatest cheerleader for 30 
years.  Together, they raised two sons, Adam 
(Brittany) and Alex to be hard-working, 
responsible and kind.

Professionally, Don worked at TAD in East 
Palestine, BV Manufacturing in New Springfield 
and at Youngstown Tool and Die.  Even after 
being diagnosed with cancer, he refused to quit 
working and simply carried his chemo pack with 
him to his job.  His unwavering commitment to 
providing for his family exemplified his 
selflessness.

This same nature led him to generously give of 
his time and talents within the EP community.   
He could be counted on to work the concession 
stand at every home football game and to serve 
breakfast at the Community Center on the 4th of 
July.  He acted as the treasurer for the East 
Palestine Youth Sports Association for multiple 
years with complete transparency and honesty.  
He was a member of the 1st United Presbyterian 
Church where he formerly served as co-financial 
secretary.

Don’s greatest joys were coaching his son’s 
baseball teams and Sunday Family Time at his 
mom and dad’s. His ornery sense of humor, 
infectious smile and famous Mac & Cheese made 
this weekly event something to look forward to 
by his brothers and their families– Dave and 
Marie, Avery and Caitlyn, Brad and Robin, 
Jaxson and Tanner.   Family vacations to the 
beach created lifelong memories to be 
cherished.

He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Joyce 
Selby and his sister-in-law, Marcia Hubbard, 
her husband, John and their daughter, Leslie, 
as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins.

His paternal grandparents, Ed and Nell Robb, 
his maternal grandparents, Chuck and Eileen 
Minamyer and his father-in-law, Richard Selby 
preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, 
February 8, 2020, at 4:00 pm at the Van Dyke-
Swaney-Rettig Funeral Home, East Palestine, 
with Pastor Patrick J. Smith officiating.

Visitation will be held prior to the service on 
Saturday, from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm at the funeral 
home.

Monetary donations can be made to the East 
Palestine Alumni and Friends Scholarship 
Association in Don’s memory.  c/o Mary Bingham, 
316 E Martin, EP 44413

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

Friday January 31, 2020

Mary Theresa Forrest

November 24, 1929 - January 29, 2020

Obituary

Mary Theresa Forrest, 90, of Youngstown, went 
to be with her Lord on January 29th. She is 
preceded in death by her parents, John (Jack) 
and Rose; grandsons Robert, Michael and Andrew. 
She is survived by children, Robert (Blonie), 
Mary Kay Forrest, John (Namie), Nancy Eide 
(Ron), Theresa Zalac (Lou), Karen Coulter and 
Peggy Buck (Larry); 24 grandchildren, 41 great 
grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild; 
sister Betty Ann Taaffe; and many nieces, 
nephews and other loving family members. The 
family would like to thank Crandall Medical 
Center for their loving care and support.

The family requests memorial contributions be 
made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 
3229 Burnet Avenue #3018, Cincinnati, Ohio 
45229.

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


Friday January 31, 2020

Roy D. Pilasky

September 19, 1932 - January 28, 2020

Obituary

Roy D. Pilasky, 87 of Howland Township, died 
Tuesday morning, January 28, 2020. He was born 
September 19, 1932 in Kent, the son of the late 
Stanley C. and Victoria Gluck Pilasky.

Roy was a 1950 graduate of Theodore Roosevelt 
High School in Kent and received his bachelors 
degree in communications from Kent State 
University. He served in the U.S. Air Force 
during the Korean War as a staff sergeant in 
radio operations, serving in South Korea and 
Germany.

Roy worked for a time as a staff reporter for 
the Warren Tribune Chronicle in the early 60's. 
He then moved to become the personnel director 
for St. Joseph Hospital. He started in 1963 at 
Warren General Hospital as the assistant 
administrator and as the hospital grew, he 
served as administrator, CEO and president of 
Warren General Hospital, retiring after 31 
years of service in 1994.

Roy was a longtime member of Sts. Peter and 
Paul Byzantine Church in Warren. He was past 
chairman of the board of the Warren Area 
Chamber of Commerce from 1985-87; was past 
chairman of the Trumbull County Chapter of the 
American Red Cross; and had been active and 
assistant director with the Trumbull county All 
American Soap Box Derby. He enjoyed fishing and 
winter vacations in Florida, traveling with his 
wife and was an avid boater.

He is survived by two sons, David M. (Regina) 
Pilasky of Cortland and Stephen (Ank) Pilasky 
of Waalwijk, Netherlands; four grandchildren, 
Nicole Pilasky, Matthew (Lily) Pilasky and 
Kevin and Sarah Pilasky; one great grandson, 
Alden and one sister, Patricia Lollini of 
Zanesville.

Roy was preceded in death in 2014 by his wife 
of over 59 years, Jacqueline Kaye Koepke 
Pilasky, whom he married May 14, 1955 at St. 
Patrick's Church in Kent. One sister, M. 
Georgiann Moodie and one brother, Ralph Pilasky 
have also preceded him in death.

Per Roy's wishes there will be no calling hours 
and private services will be held at his church 
at a later date. Burial will be at Dugan 
Cemetery in Fowler. Arrangements were entrusted 
to Lane Family Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark 
Chapel in Warren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the 
American Heart Assoc., 15120 Collections Center 
Dr., Chicago,IL 60693 or 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


Friday January 31, 2020

Betty Joann Grimm

February 8, 1938 - January 30, 2020

Obituary

Betty Joann Grimm, 81, of Austintown passed 
away Thursday morning, January 30, 2020 at 
Briarfield Manor Nursing Center. 

Betty was born February 8, 1938 in Garrett, 
Maryland, the daughter of Carl and Emma 
(Saucer) Jamison. 

She was a homemaker, loving wife, mother, 
grandmother and great grandmother.

 Betty was a former member of Light House 
Apostolic Church and the Apostolic Pentecostal 
church in Niles. Betty loved to cook and spend 
time with her family and friends. 

Her husband Kenneth Grimm whom she married 
September 21, 1953, passed away March 18, 1991. 

Betty leaves three children, Ralph F. (Teresa) 
Grimm of Apopka, FL., Larry J. (Linda) Grimm of 
Struthers, and Rosemary (Robert) Beckwith of 
Austintown, seven grandchildren, Michele (Jim) 
Misik of Austintown, Marie Grimm of Alexandria, 
VA, Joann McVay of Apopka, FL, Sheena Grimm of 
Struthers, Robert Beckwith of Austintown, 
Dominic Welsh of Austintown, and Amy (Bill) 
McMurray of Pittsburgh, five great 
grandchildren, Kenny, Samantha, Donald, Chloe, 
and Roman, as well as one brother Perry (Sue) 
Jamison of Oakland, MD.

 Besides her parents and husband, Betty was 
preceded in death by two sons, Robert Allen and 
Carl L. Grimm, and nine siblings. 

Family and friends may call from 4 to 6 PM 
Tuesday, February 4, 2020, where services will 
be held at 6 PM. 

The family would like to thank the staff at 
Briarfield Manor especially Betty’s nurses, 
Angela Knight and Michelle Peterson, and her 
care givers, “Little One” and Rachelle, for all 
the care, love and support for Betty and the 
family during her time there.


Friday January 31, 2020

Helen J. Beachler

June 9, 1932 ~ January 30, 2020 (age 87)

Obituary

SALEM – Helen J. Beachler, age 87 went home to 
be with the Lord at 1:36 p.m. Thursday, January 
30, 2020 at her home. She was born June 9, 1932 
in Moatsville, West Virginia, daughter of the 
late William J. and Neva Pearl (Coffman) 
Poling.

Helen worked many jobs in her lifetime 
including waitressing, laundry work and house 
and office cleaning. She was a wonderful wife, 
mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and great 
grandmother. Helen will be remembered by those 
close to her as being a hard-working, kind 
woman, who was always helping a friend, 
neighbor or loved one in need. She enjoyed 
walking and working in her flowerbeds, but her 
greatest joy was spending time with her 
grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Her husband, Dale William Beachler whom she 
married April 6, 1953 preceded her in death 
January 10, 1994.

Survivors include her daughter, Darlene Elaine 
(Martin) Boothe of Salem; three brothers, 
Clarence “Bud” (Rose) Poling, Robert (Janet) 
Poling and Chester (Bertha) Poling, all of 
Philippi, WV; two grandchildren, Jessica (Cory) 
Palmer of Canfield and Evan Boothe of 
Washingtonville; two great granddaughters, 
Stella Rose and Emery Lynn and a great grandson 
Tucker James.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. 
Sunday, February 2, 2020 at Stark Memorial with 
Rev. Claye Folger of the First Baptist Church 
and Chaplain Lisa Elliot of Community Hospice 
officiating. Calling hours will be held from 
1:00-2:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. 
Burial will be at Highland Memorial Park, 
Beloit.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests 
memorial contributions be made to Community 
Hospice, 2341 E. State St., Suite B, Salem, OH 
44460.

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


Thursday January 30, 2020

Robert "Benjy" G. Bennett

February 8, 1951 ~ January 28, 2020 (age 68)

Obituary

SALEM – Robert "Benjy" Bennett, age 68 died 
Tuesday, January 28, 2019 at Salem Regional 
Medical Center. He was born February 8, 1951 in 
Alliance, Ohio, and son of the late Robert A 
and Doris (Lepsesty) Bennett.

Bob was a 1969 graduate of Salem High School. 
He was owner/operator of Bennett Painting. Bob 
loved football, and was an avid Pittsburgh 
Steeler, Ohio State Buckeye, and Salem Quaker 
fan. He worked for several different well-known 
rock bands in the area over the years. Bob also 
spent much of his free time with his beloved 
family and friends.

Survivors include a son, Zach Bennett of San 
Diego, California; two sisters, Linda Herron of 
Fernandina Beach, Florida, and Patricia 
(Stephen) Sanders, of Salem; a brother, Edward 
Bennett of Salem; a brother in law, Rick Herron 
of Salem, three nephews, Jason Herron, Matthew 
Herron and Derek Sanders; and a niece, Alissa 
Sanders Treen.

A Celebration of Bob's life will be held from 
1:00-4:00 p.m. Saturday, February 1, 2020.at 
the American Slovak Club.

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

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


Wednesday January 29, 2020

Hazel M. (Roberts) Russell

November 15, 1927 ~ January 29, 2020 (age 92)

Obituary

Hazel M. Russell, 92 of Beloit passed away on 
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 following a long 
illness. She was born in Seville, Ohio on 
November 15, 1927 the daughter of the late 
Arthur W. and Alice M. (Weahry) Roberts. She 
was a Manager and Cashier Clerk at Quaker City 
IGA in Beloit for 35 years which closed in 
2008, former president, vice president, manager 
and trustee at The Concern until the late 
1990's, former treasurer of the Western 
Mahoning County Community Action Board, AARP, 
former board member Development Alliance, board 
member of Rural Opportunities, former member 
Beloit Village Council, the IGA Golden Girls 
Club and board member of the Salvation Army, a 
devoted lady to Smith Grange in Beloit, a 
member of RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer 
Program, and many other organizations in her 
community. She enjoyed bingo, and going on bus 
trips with friends and family to Casinos. 
However, most of all she enjoyed quality time 
with her family and friends.

She is survived by Cheryl D. Kinser of Sebring, 
Karen (Ernie) Raber of Clyde, Ohio, Glenna 
Russell of North Canton, Rick (Lynda) Russell 
of Damascus as well as 7 grandchildren, 15 
great grandchildren and 1 great great 
grandchild. Besides her parents she was 
preceded in death by her husband Howard Russell 
in 1979, a daughter Phyllis Beyers, a 
granddaughter Tammy Thomas, a great grandson 
Devan, a sister Betty Johnson and a son in law 
John Kinser.

A funeral service will be held on Sunday, 
February 2, 2020 at 3:00 PM at Gednetz-Ruzek-
Brown funeral home in Sebring with Pastor Mike 
Kimball officiating. A time of visitation will 
be from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at the funeral home 
before the service on Sunday. A private family 
burial will take place on Monday at Highland 
Memorial Park in Beloit. Memorial contributions 
can be made in Hazel's honor to Aultman 
Alliance Hospice. Friends may send condolences 
and sign the guest register online at 
www.grfuneralhome.com.


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)

   

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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)
Tribute Wall

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.