Obituaries

Katie Lynn Begala

CANFIELD — Katie Lynn Begala, 31, passed away at home on Dec. 3, 2017. Katie was born in Youngstown, Ohio, on Dec. 24, 1985, the daughter of Robert S. and Terry Ann (DeMoss) Begala. Katie graduated from Canfield High School in 2004. She attended Stark State University and graduated at the ...

William “Bill” R. Johns

COLUMBIANA — William “Bill” R. Johns, 80, of Columbiana, died on Monday at Salem Regional Medical Center. He was born on Sept. 22, 1937, in Saltsburg, Pa., a son of the late Lloyd and Dorothy (Garris) Johns. Mr. Johns was an Army veteran, having served during the Vietnam War. He had ...

James E. McLaughlin

EAST PALESTINE — James E. McLaughlin, 92, passed away Tuesday morning, Dec. 12, 2017, at Covington Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in East Palestine. Mr. McLaughlin was born Oct. 19, 1925 in Delmont, Pa., a son of the late Clinton E. and Edna P. (Wolfe) McLaughlin and had lived in ...

Stella J. Pridon

SALEM – A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church, 244 S. Broadway Ave., for Stella J. Pridon, 84, of Salem, who died at 2:27 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Salem Regional Medical Center. Pastor Doug George will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial ...

Ruth M. (Leigh) Wright

SALEM — Ruth M. (Leigh) Wright, 70, of Salem, died at 4:45 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, at Hospice House in Poland. She was born on May 17, 1947 in East Liverpool, Ohio, the daughter of the late George K. and Donna (Bonham) Leigh. She was a 1965 graduate of the East Liverpool High School and a ...

George Lee Morrow

SALEM — George Lee Morrow of Salem passed away after a long illness at 9:10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, in his residence surrounded by his family. He was 88. Mr. Morrow was born in Washingtonville, Ohio, on Nov. 13, 1929, the son of the late George W. and Mary (Weikart) Morrow. George was ...

Lloyd S. Vanpelt

COLUMBIANA — Lloyd Vanpelt, 79, of Columbiana, passed away early Monday morning, Dec. 11, at Covington Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in East Palestine. Lloyd was born on June 30, 1938, in Salem, a son of John Robert and Barbara Ellen (Shaum) Vanpelt. A lifelong member of ...

Woodrow “Butch” Dean Jr.

MINERVA — Woodrow “Butch” Dean Jr., 77, died Sunday. He was born June 15, 1940, to Woodrow and Kathryn (Drake) Dean Sr. Services are entrusted to Dean’s Funeral Home in Sebring. 12/12/17

Steven J. Hutter

SALEM — Steven J. Hutter, 60, of Salem died at Blossom Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Monday. Arrangements are pending at Brown Funeral Home in Salem. 12/12/17

Ruth M. (Bonham) Wright

SALEM — Ruth M. (Bonham) Wright, 70, of Salem, died at 4:45 p.m. Sunday at Hospice House in Poland. She was born on May 17, 1947 in East Liverpool, the daughter of the late George K. and Donna (Bonham) Leigh. She was a 1965 graduate of the East Liverpool High School. She was formerly ...

Benjamin James Farrant

BOARDMAN — Benjamin James Farrant, 40, of Boardman (formerly of Leetonia), died at his home Wednesday, Dec.6. He was born on Feb. 15, 1977 in Youngstown, the son of Anthony James Farrant and Diane (Brickman) Hricko. He formerly resided in Colorado and Texas. He most recently worked in ...

Ruth Wright

SALEM—Ruth Wright, 70, of Salem died at 4:45 p.m. Sunday at Hospice House in Poland. Arrangements are pending at Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem. 12/11/17

Dr. Frank Fuller Snyder

ALBUQUERQUE, N. M. — Dr. Frank Fuller Snyder, 92, formerly of Toledo, passed away on Nov. 30, 2017, at home with his family in Albuquerque, N. M. Born to Fred and Mary (Fuller) Snyder on June 20, 1925, in Guysville, Ohio, Frank graduated from Salem (Ohio) High School in 1943. Afterward, he ...

Richard “Rick” G. Gednetz Jr.

BELOIT — Richard “Rick” G. Gednetz Jr., 65, of Beloit, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, at University Hospital in Cleveland with his family by his side. Rick was born in Salem, Ohio, on June 23, 1952, the son of Richard G. and Twila (Steele) Gednetz. He was a 1970 graduate of ...

Bruce D. James Sr.

CANTON — Bruce D. James Sr., 55, died Dec. 4. He was born Nov. 21, 1962, to M.T. and Estel (Snead) James. Services are pending at Dean’s Funeral Home in Sebring. 12/9/17

Benjamin J. Farrant

BOARDMAN — Benjamin J. Farrant, 40, of Boardman, formerly of Leetonia, died Wednesday at his home. Arrangements are pending at Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services. 12/9/17

Kenneth B. Phillips

SEBRING — Kenneth B. Phillips, 94, of Sebring formerly of Damascus, died Wednesday at Copeland Oaks. Born Feb. 12, 1923, he was the son of the late Bert and Alice (Ball) Phillips. Mr. Phillips was an Army veteran and worked at Moffett’s Men’s Wear for many years. He was a member of ...

Doris Ann (Haefke) Mounts

SALEM — Doris Ann (Haefke) Mounts, 78, of Salem died at 2:39 p.m. Wednesday at the Courtyard at Lexington. She was born on Sept. 30, 1939, in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Martin and Helen (Morrison) Haefke. She worked as head cashier at the IGA until the store closed. She assisted ...

Elsie M. Yokley

SALEM – Elsie M. Yokley, 85, passed away Wednesday evening, Dec. 6, 2017 at Salem Regional Medical Center. Elsie was born on Feb. 9, 1932, in Salem, a daughter of Martin and Ruth V. (Williams) Lutsch. She moved with her family to Columbiana in 1935. She attended Capital University in ...

David L. Hill

SMITH TOWNSHIP — David L. Hill, 62, died Thursday at Alliance Community Hospital. He was born July 7, 1955, to Charles and Pearl (Gorby) Hill. Services are pending at Dean’s Funeral Home in Sebring. 12/8/17