Obituaries

Edward Lee Ramsayer

SALEM—Edward Lee Ramsayer, 85, of Salem, passed away on Friday, March 15, 2019 at Hospice of the Valley, Boardman after a long battle with Multiple Sclerosis. He was born on Jan. 8, 1934 in Salem, Ohio, the son of Lester R. and Agnes E. (Zeller) Ramsayer Ed lived all his life in Salem. He ...

Carmel M. Ferry

Carmel M. Ferry, 93, of Leetonia, passed away peacefully Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at Hospice House in Poland. She was born September 3, 1925 in Leetonia, the daughter of Joseph and Consetta Gabriel. Always devoted to home and family, Carmel had worked at the Dan-Dee Chip Factory and as a ...

Libby M. (DiBacco) DeCrow

SALEM — Libby M. (DiBacco) DeCrow, 96, died at 4:27 p.m. Saturday at her home. Arrangements are pending at the Stark Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Services. 3/18/19

Amparo (Escobar) Buritica

LEXINGTON, S.C. — Amparo (Escobar) Buritica, 85 of Lexington, S.C., formerly of Salem, died at 7:52 p.m. Sunday at her home. Arrangements are pending at Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem. 3/18/19

Rev. Rosilyn Boyle

ALLIANCE — The Rev. Rosilyn Boyle, 80, March 14, 2019. Born Sept, 2, 1938, she was the daughter of Charles and Eunice (Greene) Moore. Dean’s Funeral Home, Sebring, is in charge of arrangements. 3/17/19

Esta P. Berardi

NORTH LIMA — Esta P. Berardi, 84, died Thursday, March 14, 2019 at Salem Regional Medical Center surrounded by her family. She was born May 4, 1934 in Salem, Ohio. Esta was a homemaker and known as the fun neighborhood Mom when she lived on Blosser Road. The kids all loved her, and she ...

John Cross

SALEM — John Cross, 80, of Salem, died at his home Monday. Arrangements are pending at Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem. 3/15/19

Frank Edmond Devine

CORAOPOLIS, Pa.—Frank Edmond Devine, 66, of Coraopolis, Pa., formerly of Salem, passed away while vacationing in Treasure Island, Fla. on Thursday, March 7, 2019, with the woman he loved sharing his life with, Gloria (McDade) DiOrio. Frank was born Nov. 15, 1952 in Salem, Ohio, the son of ...

Charles E. Slavens

SALEM – Charles E. Slavens, 95, died at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at the Salem North Healthcare Center.  He was born Nov. 23, 1923 in Struthers the son of the late Michael and Helen (Condrick) Slavkosky. Charles was a supervisor with Conrail Corporation and retired in 1988 with ...

William Lee Spanbauer

SALEM—William Lee Spanbauer, 56, of Salem died Friday, March 8 at UPMC in Pittsburgh. William was born March 19, 1962 to the late Robert and Marilyn Jean Spanbauer. He is survived by two children, Alex Spanbauer of Girard and Meghan Eichmann of Lakewood; ex-wife Suzanne Eichmann of ...

Emma Louise (Loesch) Kastenhuber

SALEM – Emma Louise (Loesch) Kastenhuber, 93, died at 6:35 a.m. Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at the Hospice House in Poland following a brief battle with cancer.  Emma was born on Aug. 30, 1925 in Salem, the daughter of the late John and Regina (Tischler) Loesch. She spent the majority of ...

Willard W. McEldowney Jr.

SALEM—Willard W. McEldowney Jr., 72, was called home on March 12, 2019 surrounded by loving family. He was born on Sept. 13, 1946 to Willard W. McEldowney Sr. and Helen (Schrader) McEldowney. He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Dolores (Dolly) McEldowney; daughters, Regina L. ...

Robert L. Burbick

COLUMBIANA – Robert L. Burbick, 86, passed away peacefully Monday, March 11, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Burbick was born on Jan. 29, 1933 in Columbiana, a son of Leon and Kathleen (Oesch) Burbick. He was the oldest of 17 children. He married the former Kay Olnhausen on ...

Edward Gauding

SALEM — Edward Gauding, 50, passed away at 11:10 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at Blossom Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born March 7, 1968 in Salem, Ohio, the son of the late Donald F. and Martha J. (Gromley) Gauding. Ed was known for his wonderful personality and a great sense ...

Betty Lou Magill

COLUMBIANA – Betty Lou Magill, 91, died Monday, March 4, 2019. Betty Lou was born on Jan. 13, 1928 in Massilon, Ohio, a daughter of Margaret Borts Smith. Mrs. Magill was well known for her ability to show American Saddle Bred horses and to teach Saddle Seat Equitation. She also ...

Billie Grace Medved

LEETONIA—Billie Grace Medved, 80, died on Friday, March 8, 2019 at Salem Regional Medical Center. She was born on April 20, 1938 in Washington, Pa., the daughter of the late Mitchell and Verla Clemens Carroll. Billie was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Leetonia and had worked for ...

Willard W. McEldowney Jr.

SALEM – Willard W. McEldowney Jr., 72, died at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at his home.  Arrangements are pending at the Stark Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Services. 3/13/19

Nancy Lee Fediaczko

SALEM – Nancy Lee Fediaczko, 80, died at 1 a.m. Monday, March 11, 2019 at the Salem Regional Medical Center. She was born Feb. 2, 1939 in Fredericktown, Pa., the daughter of the late Michael and Edna Mae (Pockstallar) Petrovic. Nancy was a registered nurse and worked at Essex of Salem and ...

Richard Pagano

CANFIELD—Prayers will be held at 9:15 a.m. Friday at Lane Family Funeral Home, 5797 Mahoning Ave., Austintown Chapel followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church for Richard Pagano, 62, of Canfield who passed away unexpectedly Sunday, March 10 at St. ...

Judith Ann (Whitehead) Hill

SALEM — Judith Ann (Whitehead) Hill, 77, of Salem, died at 7:20 a.m. Monday at the Salem Regional Medical Center. She was born on April 18, 1941 in Salem, the daughter of the late Nelson Webber and Edith (Eels) Whitehead. She formerly worked at the chicken factory in Columbiana, then at ...