Obituaries

Thomas W. Marple III

SALEM – Thomas W. Marple III, 22, died Saturday evening at his home following an accident. Arrangements are pending at the Stark Memorial Funeral Home. 12/10/18

Timothy “Ski” Glenn Bielski

ZEPHYHILLS, FLA. — Timothy "Ski" Glenn Bielski, 61, died suddenly on Nov. 22 in Zephyhills, Fla. He was born on Aug 30, 1957 to Leo M Bielski and Rosemary (Bergy) Marchbanks in Salem. Survivors include two sons, one granddaughter, his mother, sisters and a brother. Burial will be at ...

Marlene C. Baker

SALEM — Marlene C. Baker, 81, died at 7:51 p.m. Friday Dec. 7, 2018 at the Salem Regional Medical Center. She was born in Salem on Jan. 6, 1937, the daughter of the late Wilbur H. and Mabel (Roof) Probert. Marlene worked as a waitress for many years, working for three years at the former ...

Melissa Lynn Sturgeon

SALEM — Melissa Lynn Sturgeon, 51, went to be with Jesus Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 at home with her family by her side. Melissa was a 1985 graduate of Gahanna Lincoln High School near Columbus, OH. Melissa’s passion in life was being a wife and mom and taking care of her home and dog, Yukon. ...

Mary Constantino

SALEM – Mary Constantino, 63, died at 9:20 a.m. Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 at the Circle of Care. She was born Jan. 20, 1955 in Italy, the daughter of the late Francesco “Frank” and Josephine (Schepisi) Cernuto. Mary previously worked as a cook at Ponderosa Park, BB Rooners and ...

James Harold Ford

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — James Harold Ford, 57, formerly of East Palestine, but a longtime resident of Jacksonville, died at 4:25 a.m. Friday in Florida. Born April 24, 1961, in Beaver Falls, Pa., he was the son of the late Andrew J. Ford and Magdalen O. (Haller) Ford. A 1979 East Palestine ...

Deborah L. Chidester

MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS — Deborah L. Chidester, 56, of Orchard Grove Drive, died unexpectedly on Nov. 20 at her home. Born Dec. 23, 1961, in Salem, she was the only child of the late Joseph Earl Chidester and Hazel M. (Pike) Chidester Garwood. After graduating from Beaver Local High School, ...

Anna Morrow

RAVENNA — Anna Morrow, 88, of Ravenna, Ohio, formerly of Salem, Ohio, passed away Dec. 4. Anna was born in Newcomerstown, Ohio, on Jan. 16, 1930, the daughter of Lyda Ray and Clarence Bowers. She is survived by her sons, David Morrow (Donna) of Vero Beach Fla., and Gary Morrow of Ohio; ...

Mary Lou Hale

SALEM — Mary Lou Hale, 86, of Salem, died Sunday at Salem North Healthcare. She was born on Sept. 17, 1932, in Canton, a daughter of the late Paul S. Fiscus Sr. and the late Bessie R. Rohn Fiscus. Mrs. Hale worked as a cook at Freedie’s Lounge in Washingtonville. Survivors include her ...

Wayne L. Herron

SALEM – Wayne L. Herron, 76, died at 1:25 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, at his home due to complications of cancer. He was born Nov. 20, 1942, in Salem, Ohio, the son of the late Carl E. and Hazel M. (John) Herron. Wayne was a 1961 graduate of United High School and was awarded the United ...

Guy Simmons

CANTON — Guy Simmons, 70, died Monday. He was born Jan. 10, 1948. Services are being handled by Open Arms Cremations in Sebring. 12/7/18

Deborah J. Evan

CANTON — Deborah J. Evan, 62, died Monday. She was born April 18, 1956. Services are being handled by Open Arms Cremations in Sebring. 12/7/18

Clarence Emerson Mansfield

COLUMBIANA — Clarence Emerson Mansfield, 87, passed away Dec. 2, 2018. He was born on Dec. 14, 1930, to Elsworth and Cora (Shinkle) Mansfield. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Pauline (Mansfield) Hurst; son, Norman; grandsons, J.D. Mansfield and Robert “Kyle” ...

Viola Grace Linderman

RESEDA, Calif. — Viola Grace Linderman of Reseda, Calif, died suddenly at the Northridge Hospital Medical Center on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018, after an emergency heart operation. She was 92 years young. Viola was born in Port Huron, Mich., on May 19, 1926, the youngest surviving child of John ...

Dorothy Mae Crawford

SALEM – Dorothy Mae Crawford, 90, died at 6:20 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, at Salem Regional Medical Center. She was born June 20, 1928, in Monaca, Pa., the daughter of the late Mike Sr. and Sophie (Trella) Paster. Dorothy was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church and enjoyed being around ...

Wayne L. Herron

SALEM – Wayne L. Herron died at 1:25 p.m. Wednesday, at his home. Arrangements are pending at Stark Memorial Funeral Home. 12/6/18      

Francis Leo “Butch” Goerig III

GIG HARBOR, Wash. — Francis Leo “Butch” Goerig III, 74, of Gig Harbor, Wash., passed away Nov. 10, 2018. He was a 1962 graduate of Leetonia High School and attended Youngstown State University. Frank (Francis) was preceded in death by parents, Francis Jr. of Mt. Clemens, Mich., Helen ...

Orrie Joseph “Country Joe” Taylor

HINTON, W. Va. — Orrie Joseph “Country Joe” Taylor, 67, passed away from cardiac arrest and a broken heart on Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. He was born June 5, 1951, in the Central Clinic in Salem, Ohio, to Norma June Byers Taylor and the late Ora Joseph Taylor. His precious wife, Terri Lee, ...

Erin Pollock

SALEM – A casual Celebration of Life Service will be held for Erin Pollock at noon Saturday at the Quaker Canyon dining hall on Valley Road, just south of Damascus. Erin passed away on Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. 12/5/18

Carl L. Poynter

EAST LIVERPOOL — Carl L. Poynter, 55, of Dresden Avenue, formerly of Lisbon, passed away unexpectedly on Nov. 24 at his home. Born Aug. 10, 1963, in Salem, he was the son of Rachel Poynter and the late Clifford A. Poynter. A Christian by faith, Mr. Poynter worked as a truck driver with ...