Obituaries

Gary Joseph Knizat

SALEM – Gary Joseph Knizat, 73, died at 2:37 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 at his home and pronounced at Salem Regional Medical Center. Gary was born Aug. 14, 1945 in Salem, the son of the late Joseph Knizat. He was a 1963 graduate of Crestview High School and a 1967 graduate of Mount ...

Sally J. “Top” Gotthardt

EAST PALESTINE—Sally J. “Top” Gotthardt, 86, passed away Friday surrounded by family at Christian House in East Palestine. Top was born Oct. 23, 1931, the daughter of Lloyd “Cy” Wilson and Margaret Kerchgessner. A lifelong resident of East Palestine, she graduated from East ...

Ruth A. Vietmeier

WEST POINT—Ruth A. Vietmeier, 90, of West Point died at 12:30 p.m. Friday at her home. Mrs. Vietmeier was born Oct. 31, 1927 in Marietta, Ohio, a daughter of the late Alfred and Lucille (Smith) Hauss. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Leo J. Vietmeier, and a son, Jeff ...

Janet L. Barker

HOMEWORTH — Janet L. Barker, 67, died Wednesday at Alliance Community Hospital. She was born July 10, 1951, to Donald and Thelma (Pelges) First. Services are pending at Dean’s Funeral Home in Sebring. 9/22/18

Lucy Fernandez

LEXINGTON, S.C. — Lucy Fernandez, 82, died Thursday at LMC Extended Care in Lexington, S.C. She was born on Dec. 3, 1935. Services are pending at Dean’s Funeral Home in Sebring. 9/22/18

Therese M. (Hoff) Horning

CANTON — Our loving mother, Therese M. (Hoff) Horning, 97, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 17, 2018. She was born on July 25, 1921, in Salem, Ohio, and lived there most of her life. She was a member of St. Paul Parish and a devout Catholic. She worked for 14 years as a registered ...

Roy W. Huff

ALLIANCE — Roy W. Huff, 51, died Friday at Alliance Community Care Center. He was born Jan. 7, 1967, to Joseph and Martha (Smith) Huff. Services are pending at Dean’s Funeral Home in Sebring. 9/22/18

Sally S. Collins

SALEM – Sally S. Collins, 69 died at 3:59 a.m. Friday at Roselawn Gardens Healthcare LLC in Alliance. Arrangements are pending at Stark Memorial Funeral Home. 9/22/18

Stanley Joseph Stepien

SALEM— Stanley Joseph Stepien, 90, of Salem, died at 9 a.m. Sept. 20, 2018 at his daughter's home following a courageous battle with cancer. Stan was born on March 3, 1928 in Rossiter, Pa., son of Polish immigrants, Bartholomew and Mary Sophia (Brunnick) Stepien. Stan was a friend in ...

Audrey “Jane” Thompson

LECANTO, Fla. — Audrey “Jane” Thompson, 92, formerly of Salem, Ohio passed away surrounded by her family on Sept. 16, 2018, at the Hospice of Citrus County in Lecanto, Fla. Jane was born on Aug. 14, 1926, in Mingo Junction, Ohio, the daughter of Lloyd and Margaret Bartrum. She was ...

Gary J. Knizat

SALEM – Gary J. Knizat, 73, died at 2:37 a.m. Thursday at his home. Arrangements are pending at Stark Memorial Funeral Home. 9/21/18    

Stanley Joseph Stepien

SALEM — Stanley Joseph Stepien, 90, of Salem, died at 9 a.m. Thursday at the home of his daughter.  Arrangements are pending at Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem. 9/21/18

Muriel L. Ward

SALEM — Muriel L. Ward, 93, of Park Avenue, formerly of Hanoverton, died at 8:52 p.m. Tuesday at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown following a recent illness. Born May 16, 1925, in Detroit, Mich., she was the daughter of the late Herbert H. and Anna Lois (McMonigal) ...

James Meiler

MILLERSBURG — James Meiler, 74, of Millersburg, Ohio, and formerly of Salem, passed away on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, in Millersburg at Pomerene Hospital. James was born in Philadelphia, Pa., on Nov. 22, 1943, the son of the late James and Kathleen (Culhane) Meiler. He was a graduate of St. ...

Joyce R. Boudreau

LISBON – Joyce R. Boudreau, 73, died at 3:07 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown. She was born May 8, 1945, in New Brighton, Pa., the daughter of the late Ralph L. and Laura O. (Wall) Mitsch. Joyce was a member of the St. Paul Catholic Church in Salem ...

Bertha I. Leonard

COLUMBIANA — Bertha I. Leonard, 86, of Columbiana, died on Sept. 13 at Blossom Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Salem. Born on Oct. 3, 1931, in Columbiana, she was the daughter of the late Leonard and Hazel (Newcomer) Lipely. Mrs. Leonard had been employed as a secretary for Butler ...

Thomas H. Dickey

CHESTER, W. Va. — Thomas H. Dickey, 87, of Chester, W.Va., passed peacefully at the Calcutta Health Care Center on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, following a brief illness. He was born in Newell, W.Va., on March 3, 1931, to the late Eugene V. and Gladys I. (Brady) Dickey. Tom spent his entire life ...

Jack B. Black

LISBON — Jack B. Black, 60, of Lisbon Dungannon Road, died at 3:01 p.m. Saturday at his home. Born June 2, 1958, in Salem, he was the son of the late George B. and Eleanor (Kurywczak) Black. Mr. Black was a 1976 graduate of United Local High School. He worked as a mechanic for the Zinni ...

Georgiann Lichtenwalner

EAST PALESTINE — Georgiann Lichtenwalner, 77, a lifelong resident of East Palestine, died Friday at St. Elizabeth’s Health Center in Youngstown where she had been a patient.
She was born Feb. 7, 1941 in Unity Township, daughter of the late John and Nettie Blanche Smith Dicken. She was ...

Don U. Sowards, Jr.

EAST PALESTINE — Don U. Sowards, Jr., 69, of Covington Drive, died at 2:33 a.m. Saturday at the Salem Regional Medical Center following a lengthy illness. Mr. Sowards was born Dec. 10, 1948 in Salem, a son of the late Don U. and Irene (Lovejoy) Sowards, and had lived most of his life in the ...