Obituaries

Dr. Benjamin S. Francisco MD

ILLINOIS – The Salem community sadly lost a longstanding member on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 when Dr. Benjamin S. Francisco MD, favorably known as ‘Dr. Ben,’ 98, passed peacefully at the JourneyCare hospice center in Illinois. He was born Nov. 16, 1919 in Tondo Manila, Philippines, the ...

Martha N. Moore

SALEM — Martha N. Moore, 89, died Aug. 25 at Hospice of the Valley in Poland. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Oct. 20 at the Episcopal Church of Our Saviour with the Rev. Jerome “Kip” Colegrove officiating. Calling hours will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 19 at Stark ...

Grace Douty

SALEM – Grace Douty, 89, died at 9:35 a.m. Sept. 27 at Salem Regional Medical Center. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Salem Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Arrangements were handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home. 10/12/18

Mary H. Berry

AUSTINTOWN – Mary H. Berry, 82, formerly of North Lima, died at 2 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. She was born on Oct. 26, 1935, the daughter of the late Thomas and Helen (Fife) Jackson. Mary had worked at Pizza Works in Boardman. She was a member of the Greenford Christian Church, ...

Mark M. Ruff

ALLIANCE — Mark M. Ruff, 60, died Monday. He was born Nov. 7, 1957 to Francis and Katherine (McMahan) Ruff. Services are pending at Dean's Funeral Home, Sebring. 10/12/18

Russell Chapman

BELOIT — Russell Chapman, 80, died Wednesday at Alliance Community Hospital. He was born Oct. 11, 1937 to Alden and Hazel (Hess) Services are pending at Dean's Funeral Home, Sebring. 10/12/18

Jared Michael Coil

LISBON —Jared Michael Coil, 31, of Lisbon, died at 4:49 p.m. Wednesday at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Youngstown. Born Aug. 28, 1987, in East Liverpool, he was the son of Robert James and Kathy Ann (Palmer) Coil. Known as Mr. Fix It, he was always ready to fix things for ...

Deane L. Allison

SEBRING — Deane L. Allison, 92, died Tuesday at Alliance Community Hospital. Born Jan. 22, 1926, in Chester, W.Va., he was the son of the late Donald and Ethel (Yonally) Allison. Mr. Allison worked for Tire Mart and then was a mechanic at Lavery Chevrolet before moving to Illinois. While ...

Jared Coil

SALEM—Jared Coil, 31, died at 4:49 p.m. Wednesday St St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Youngstown. Arrangements are pending at Arbaugh Pearce Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services in Salem. 10/11/18

William “Bill” Odorizzi Sr.

CENTERVILLE — William “Bill” Odorizzi Sr., 94, of Centerville, Ohio, died Friday at the St. Leonard Health and Rehab Center, after a brief illaness. He was born on July 8, 1924, in Flushing, Ohio, a son of the late James and Mary Odorizzi. Bill had two sisters and four brothers who ...

Alice F. Perkins

SALEM — Alice F. Perkins, 74, died Oct. 8 at Salem Regional Medical Center. She was born July 21, 1944, to Dennie and Grace (Shields) Ours Sr. Arrangements are being handled by Dean’s Funeral Home of Sebring. 10/10/18

Thomas A. Smith

PARIS TOWNSHIP — Thomas A. Smith, 76, died Oct. 6. He was born June 1, 1942, to Charles and Margret (Keeler) Smith. Arrangements are being handled by Dean’s Funeral Home of Sebring. 10/10/18

Sheri K. McLaughlin Thompson

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — Sheri Katherine McLaughlin Thompson, 47, went to be with our Lord at 4:27 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, at The Medical Center in Bowling Green, Ky., after a seven-month battle with cancer. She was born Feb. 18, 1971, in Alliance, Ohio, and was a 1989 graduate of Salem ...

Sara E. Bowlin

ROCKY RIVER – Sara E. Bowlin, 38, of Rocky River, died at 7:06 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, at the Cleveland Clinic. She was born Aug. 26, 1980, in Saint Petersburg, Fla., the daughter of Gerald “Jerry” and Cecilia D. (Ehlenbach) Vona. Sara was a 1997 graduate of Salem High School and ...

JeanAlice Fehr

SALEM — The Family of JeanAlice Fehr are saddened to announce her passing on October 3, 2018, at the age of 91. One of seven children, JeanAlice Fehr grew up during the Great Depression in rural eastern Pennsylvania, graduating High School on D-day, 1944. Despite the hardships of the ...

Clarence “Bill” S. Mowery

SALEM – Clarence “Bill” S. Mowery, 84 of Salem died at 5:25 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 at his home.  He was born May 23, 1934 in Shenenandoah County, Virginia, the son of the late James O. Sr. and Katherine (Keller) Mowery. Bill served in the U.S. Air Force. He worked as a tool crib ...

Dr. Benjamin S. Francisco

ILLINOIS – Dr. Benjamin S. Francisco, 98 of Highland Park, Illinois and a former Salem resident died at 12:24 p.m. Saturday at the Journey Care in Glenview. Arrangements are pending at the Stark Memorial Funeral Home. 10/8/18

Timothy E. Hancox

NEW WATERFORD — Timothy E. Hancox, 69, of New Waterford, died Saturday at Select Specialty Hospital, Boardman, after a courageous five year battle with cancer. He was born on June 18, 1949 in Youngstown, a son of the late Lawrence and Doris Bjork Hancox. Tim was a veteran of the United ...

Clarence “Bill” S. Mowery

SALEM – Clarence “Bill” S. Mowery, 84 of Salem died at 5:25 a.m. Saturday at his home. Arrangements are pending at the Stark Memorial Funeral Home. 10/7/18

Sara Bowlin

ROCKY RIVER – Sara Bowlin, 38, of Rocky River died at 7:07 p.m. Thursday at the Cleveland Clinic. Arrangements are pending at the Stark Memorial Funeral Home. 10/7/18