Obituaries

Brian E. Berry

EAST PALESTINE—Brian E. Berry, 56, of East Palestine died unexpectedly Thursday at the St. Elizabeth Health Center in Boardman. Brian was born Feb. 6, 1962 in Salem, son of Andrew Berry and Regina Davis Altenburg. He worked as a self-employed carpenter most of his life. Brian is ...

Rosemary Martens

SALEM—Rosemary Martens, 77, died at 9:40 a.m. Sunday at the Salem Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at Stark Memorial Funeral Home. 4/16/18

Thomas W. Handy

SALEM—Thomas W. Handy, 80, of Salem died Friday at Alliance Community Hospital. Thomas was born in Sebring on Feb. 8, 1938, a son of the late Everett and Edith (Blake) Handy. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and retired from GM Lordstown. He is survived by his children, Gregory (Darlene) ...

Robert Paul Julian

LELAND, N.C. — Robert Paul Julian, 78, passed peacefully into the loving arms of Jesus on Monday, Feb. 5. He was preceded in death by his infant daughter, Janet Lynne, and his parents, Julius and Helen Julian. Bob is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Jaxie; and three daughters, ...

Randall Joseph Vild

BOARDMAN—Randall Joseph Vild, 56, died of a sudden illness at 2:53 p.m. Thursday April 12, 2018 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown. He was born May 30, 1961 in Canton, Ohio, the son of the late Joseph Vild Jr. and Helen Marie (Sommers) Vild. Randall was a 1979 Salem High School ...

Alan “Scott” Ferrall

CUYAHOGA FALLS—Alan “Scott” Ferrall of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio passed away peacefully after a long battle with cancer, surrounded by his siblings the morning of Friday, April 6, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio. Scott was born in Columbiana, Ohio on Nov. 14, 1961. He was the sixth child of Bill and ...

Evelyn Gail (Crawford) Bichsel

SEBRING—Evelyn Gail (Crawford) Bichsel, 99, of Copeland Oaks Retirement Community, formerly of Salem, died at 4:05 a.m. Saturday in Crandall Medical Center. Arrangements pending Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem. 4/15/18

Allan Bernhardt

ALLIANCE—Allan Bernhardt, 79, died Thursday at Community Care Center. He was born June 5, 1938 to Guy Mannering and Genevieve Williams. Services are entrusted to Dean’s Funeral Home in Sebring. 4/15/18

Lois Louise (Gilbert) Owens

LISBON — Lois Louise (Gilbert) Owens, 58, of Lisbon, died Tuesday at her home. Born Aug. 11, 1959, in Salem, she was the daughter of the late James L. and Hope (Castle) Gilbert. Mrs. Owens was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Jeffery D. Owens Sr., whom she married on Sept. ...

Rodger L. Clark

Rodger L. Clark ALLIANCE —Rodger L. Clark, 61, died Thursday. He was born Sept. 30, 1956, to James and Ada (Waganer) Clark. Arrangements are being handled by Dean’s Funeral Home in Sebring. 4/14/18

Martha Manis

SALEM – Martha Manis, 87, died at 1:10 p.m. Thursday, April 12, 2018 at Salem Regional Medical Center. She was born September 11, 1930 in Salem, the daughter of the late Warren L. and Annis E. (Post) Rhodes. Martha retired in 1992 from Sears – Southern Park Mall where she sold ...

Randy Vild

YOUNGSTOWN – Randy Vild, 56, died at 2:53 p.m. Thursday at the St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown. Arrangements are pending at the Stark Memorial Funeral Home. 4/14/18

Robert James “Jim” Weber Jr.

SALINEVILLE — Robert James “Jim” Weber Jr., 61, of Salineville, died at 8:50 a.m. April 6 in his residence. Born April 8, 1956, in Salem, he was the son of the late Robert J. Sr. and Alberta Jean Davis Weber. Mr. Weber graduated from Southern Local High School and went on to obtain ...

Martha Manis

SALEM – Martha Manis, 87, died at 1:10 p.m. Thursday, April 12, 2018 at Salem Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at Stark Memorial Funeral Home. 4/13/18    

Tracye G. Smith

SALEM — Tracye G. Smith, 49, of Salem died at her home Tuesday. She was born in California on Aug.14, 1968, the daughter of the late Richard and Nancy Zimmerman. Tracye was a graduate of Salem High School. Survivors include her son, David Carroll, and a sister, Susan Gadberry. A ...

Brent E. Call

LISBON — Brent E. Call, 66, died at 12:35 p.m. Wednesday at Sunrise Homes where he resided. Mr. Call was born Aug.t 6, 1951 in Salem, a son of Margery (Floding) Call of Lisbon and the late Ernest Neal “Bud” Call. He was a lifelong member of the Beaver Street Church of Christ. In ...

Samuel M. Stacey Jr.

LISBON — Samuel M. Stacey Jr., 78, of East Washington Street, died Tuesday evening at UPMC Shadyside following a battle with Leukemia. He was born March 22, 1940 in East Liverpool, a son of the late Samuel M. Stacey Sr. and the late Dora (Moore) Beabout, and had lived in this area most of ...

Margaret Marie Forney

COLUMBIANA – Margaret Marie Forney, 86, died Tuesday afternoon at Parkside Health Care Center surrounded by her daughters. Born Nov. 9, 1931, in Columbiana, she was the daughter of the late Ferdinand and Amelia (Shaw) Wellendorf. Mrs. Forney was a lifelong area resident and employed as a ...

Mary Lou DeMar

SALEM — Mary Lou DeMar, 90, passed away Wednesday, March 28, 2018. Mary Lou and her late husband Russ, of almost 68 years, were lifetime residents of Madeira, Ohio, until the passing of Russ, after which Mary Lou resided in Salem, Ohio, for the past year and a half. She attended Salem Bible ...

Helen Graybeal

SALEM – Helen Graybeal, 93, died at 3 p.m. Monday, April 9, 2018 at the Grace Woods Senior Living of Salem. She was born Oct. 8, 1924 in Salem, the daughter of the late Teodor Ted and Anna (Timirovich) Alek. She was employed at the former E.W. Bliss Co. as a secretary. She was a former ...