Obituaries

Berdella E. (Crew) Sturgiss

SALEM — Berdella E. (Crew) Sturgiss, 88, of Salem, died at 7:05 a.m. Monday at her home Arrangements are pending at the Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services. 2/7/17

George Edward Vitko Sr.

BROOKSVILLE, Fla. — George Edward Vitko Sr., 68, of Brooksville Fla., formerly of Salem, New Waterford and New Springfield, died Dec. 21 at Tampa Veterans Administration Hospital, following a massive stroke. Born Jan. 4, 1948, in Mahoning County, he was the son of Stephen Andro and Azelda ...

Bruce Alan “Bud” Hough

SALEM — Bruce Alan “Bud” Hough, 65, of Salem, died at 6:51 p.m. Sunday at the Salem Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at the Stark Memorial Funeral Home. 2/7/17

Lanny K. Brunner

SEBRING — Lanny K. Brunner, 78, died after a short illness on Saturday, Feb. 4. Born June 12, 1938, in Salem, to Kathryn Greenamyer and Benjamin Brunner, he graduated from Goshen Union High School and the University of Cincinnati with a bachelor’s of science in mechanical ...

Mary Dagarin

EAST PALESTINE — Mary B. Dagarin, 96, of East Palestine, died Thursday at the Covington Community Campus. She was born Nov. 16, 1920 in Bathgate, Scotland, the daughter of the late Robert and Mary Brown Mason, and had resided in East Palestine since 1932. She has been a member of the ...

Dr. Frederick Carl Johnson

SALEM — Fred Johnson,  69, of Salem, passed away Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. He was born March 20, 1947, in Ashtabula, Ohio to Alvin and Betty (Mosier) Johnson. He was a 1965 graduate of Jefferson Area High School, attended Hiram College, and received a ...

David W. Peppel

SEBRING — David W. Peppel, 90, formerly of Columbiana, passed away Jan. 29, 2017, at Copeland Oaks. Mr. Peppel was born on Dec. 16, 1926, in Leetonia, Ohio, the son of Emir and Dorothy Peppel. He proudly served his country in the Marine Corps during World War II and the Korean Conflict. ...

Bessie J. Adams

NEW WATERFORD – Bessie J. Adams, 82, of New Waterford, died at 11:28 a.m. Friday Hospice House, Poland. Mrs. Adams was born March 15, 1934 in Morgantown, WV, a daughter of the late Albert E. and Alice Fisher Everly, Sr. She was a homemaker and a member of the East Fairfield United Methodist ...

Illamay Blosco

EAST PALESTINE — Illamay Blosco, 88, a lifelong resident of East Palestine, died at 10:58 p.m. Thursday at the Salem Regional Medical Center after a lengthy illness. She was born June 15, 1928 in Fredericktown, OH, daughter of the late Roy and Bessie Blazer Green. Illamay was a graduate ...

Dorothy Louise (Greenamyer) Mercer

SALEM — Dorothy Louise (Greenamyer) Mercer 87, of (Butler Township) Salem, died at 7:25 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on July 19, 1929, in Salem, the daughter of the late Arthur Samuel Greenamyer and Dorothy Velma (Burcaw) Greenamyer ...

Suzanne Marino Williams

COPLEY — Suzanne Marino Williams, 82, of Copley, Ohio, died at 9:40 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017 at the Akron City Hospital. She was born Jan. 1, 1935 in Salem, Ohio, the daughter of the late Samuel and Helen Kathleen (Steck) Edling. She was a 1952 graduate of Salem High School and ...

Hazen ‘Belden’ Ham Jr.

LISBON — Hazen ‘Belden’ Ham Jr., 82, of Lisbon died Wednesday at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Youngstown, Ohio, surrounded by his family, following a short illness. Born, June 17, 1934 in Hartford, Conn., he was the son of the late Hazen Belden and Groviene Lou Ella McLean Ham. Mr. ...

Joanne Louise Shively

NORTH BENTON — Joanne Louise Shively, 85, of North Benton, died Thursday at her home. Born July 18, 1931, in Alliance, she was the daughter of the late Edwin and Emily (Bischell) Gfeller. Mrs. Shively worked as a secretary at American Steel Foundries, Transue and Williams Co. and Royal ...

Betty Laverne Walton

SALEM — Betty Laverne Walton, 96, of Salem, died at 7 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, at the Essex of Salem III. She was born July 26, 1920 in Winona, Ohio, the daughter of the late Ernest and Mable (Andre) Walton. She was a 1938 graduate of Salem High School and a graduate of the Art School ...

Virginia A. Caraway

NEW LYME — Virginia A. Caraway, 75, got her angel wings on Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, with her family by her side at Cleveland University Hospital. She was a long time resident of New Lyme, Ohio. On Oct. 10, 1941, in Salem, Ohio, she was the first born child to Nick and Ida (Panezott) Colon. ...

Esther Chaney Lewis

SALEM — Esther Chaney Lewis, 90, formerly of Lisbon, passed away at Essex III of Salem Monday afternoon. Born Feb. 26, 1926 in Freedom, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Jeremiah and Alma (Waller) Hicks. She was a homemaker and a 1946 graduate of Ravenna Township High School. She ...

Edith M. (Starbuck) Berger

SEBRING — Edith M. (Starbuck) Berger, 96, of Copeland Oaks Sebring and formerly of North Georgetown, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. Edith was born on Sept. 26, 1920 in Colrain, Ohio, to Louis and Myrtle (Ferguson) Starbuck. Having lived most of her life in the Salem-North ...

Alta Mae Roberts

LISBON — Alta Mae Roberts, 96, of West Spruce Street, died at 7:50 p.m. Tuesday at her home with her family by her side. Born Oct. 2, 1920, in Jerusalem, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Elma (Gatchel) Mahoney. Mrs. Roberts was a graduate of East Liverpool High School ...

Marilyn J. Cogar

DEERFIELD — Marilyn J. Cogar, 73,  died Wednesday. She was born May 17,1943. Services are pending at Dean’s Funeral Home,Sebring. 2/2/17

Debbie Noone

SALEM — Debbie Noone, 64, of Salem, died at 7:05 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017 at the Alliance Community Hospital. She was born Aug.1, 1952 in Salem, Ohio, the daughter of Mary (House) Allmon and the late Ernest Allmon. She was a graduate of United High School. Debbie enjoyed cooking, ...