Rick Mentz

EAST PALESTINE – A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Oliver-Linsley Funeral Home for Rick Mentz, 52, formerly of East Palestine, who died on July 4.

The Rev. Mark McTrustry of Centenary United Methodist Church will officiate.

Mr. Mentz was born Nov. 28, 1960, in Salem, the son of Richard and Anita Mentz.

Survivors include his wife, Deanna of Cave Creek, Ariz.; his daughter, Kristin Battaglia of East Palestine; his stepchildren, Amber Hafner of McHenry, Ill., and Alec Mabeus of Cave Creek, Ariz.; his mother and stepfather, Anita and Paul Rauch of Leesburg, Fla.; his sister, Bonnie (David) Thrush of Tampa, Fla.; and his stepmother, Rita Mentz of Lisbon.

He was preceded in death by his father and a stepbrother, Randy Kelch.