Samantha “Sam” Lynn Shasteen

SALEM – Samantha “Sam” Lynn Shasteen, 32, of Salem, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 5, 2013.

She was born Oct. 18, 1980, in Salem, a daughter of Garry and Mary (Tenzek) Shasteen.

Samantha graduated from Salem High School in 1999. While there, she participated in soccer, basketball and was a member of the 1997 district softball championship team. After graduating high school Samantha pursued her passion in the culinary world and received a degree from the Pittsburgh Institute of Culinary Arts. She advanced her skills training under the world renowned Collette Peters. She continued to excel, and built a fine reputation while working at established restaurants and country clubs in the Akron area, Boca Raton, Fla., and Columbus, Ohio. For the last three years she was employed at Clarencedale Cakes in Boardman as kitchen manager and head decorator.

She leaves behind her parents, Garry and Mary Shasteen of Salem; her daughter, Lydia Rose Feisel of the home; a sister, Errin (Josh) Balogh of Akron; a nephew, Sidney C. Balogh of Akron; a grandmother, Mary M. Shasteen of Salem; and several cousins, aunts and uncles.

A funeral Mass will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, at the St. Paul Catholic Church with Father Robert Edwards officiating.

There are no calling hours. A private interment will be held at Lisbon Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made or donated to the church or charity of your choice in loving memory of Samantha.

Arrangements were handled by the Stark Memorial Funeral Home.

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Samantha ‘Sam’ Lynn Shasteen

SALEM – Samantha ‘Sam’ Lynn Shasteen, 32, of Salem, died Wednesday at her home. Her full obituary will run in Saturday’s newspaper. Arrangements are pending at the Stark Memorial Funeral Home.