Obituaries

Helen Louise Shaffer

LISBON — Helen Louise Shaffer, 84, died Sunday evening at Continuing Healthcare of Lisbon. Arrangements are pending at the Woods-Rettig Funeral Home in Leetonia. 12/4/18

Shirley “Shirl” J. O’Rourke

SALEM — Shirley “Shirl” J. O’Rourke, 67, of Salem, died at 7:14 a.m. Sunday at her home. She was born May 11, 1951, in Hackensack, N. J., the daughter of the late Art and Jean (Wales) O’Rourke. Mrs. O’Rourke was last employed as a third and fifth grade teacher for 26 years at ...

Wilda Mae Butcher

SALEM — Wilda Mae Butcher, 90, of Salem, died at 3:02 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, at the Salem Regional Medical Center. She was born March 19, 1928, in Salineville, Ohio, the daughter of the late Charles and Naomi (Gross) Wheatley. Wilda was a self-employed hairdresser. She was a wife and ...

Edwin J. Gurney

EAST PALESTINE—Pastor Edwin J. Gurney, 79, of East Palestine (formerly of Youngstown, Alabama and Dayton) died at 1:10 p.m. Friday at Salem Regional Medical Center. He was born on Oct. 3, 1939 in Dayton, Ohio, the son of the late Edwin Carroll and Nancy Viola (McFarland) Gurney. He was a ...

Nancy E. Hill

NEW WATERFORD—Nancy E. Hill, 65, a longtime resident of New Waterford, died unexpectedly Friday. She was born June 7, 1953 in New Brighton, Pa. Nancy worked as a homemaker. She is survived by a son, David (Regina) Brickner of New Waterford; daughter, Wilma (Milton) Sanchez of New Haven, ...

Wilda Mae Butcher

SALEM—Wilda Mae Butcher, 90, of Salem died at 3:02 a.m. Sunday at the Salem Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at the Stark Memorial Funeral Home. 12/3/18

Shirley “Shirl” J. O’Rourke

SALEM—Shirley “Shirl” J. O’Rourke, 67, of Salem died at 7:14 a.m. Sunday at her home. Arrangements are pending at the Stark Memorial Funeral Home. 12/3/18

R. Patrick Mundy

GRANGER, Ind. — R. Patrick Mundy, 70, passed away unexpectedly Nov. 27, 2018, after a brief illness. Born Jan. 16, 1948, in Salem, Ohio, he was the son of the late Leo Francis and Kathryn (Hertz) Mundy. His brother, Donald Mundy, also preceded him in death. On June 12, 1971, Pat married ...

Edwin Jerold Gurney

EAST PALESTINE—Edwin Jerold Gurney, 79, of East Palestine died at 1:10 p.m. Friday at Salem Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem. 12/1/18

Donald F. Stamp

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. – Donald F. Stamp, 80, of Salem, died in an auto accident Saturday afternoon, Nov. 10, 2018, in Punta Gorda, Fla. He was born Oct. 23, 1938, in Salem, Ohio, the son of the late J. Floyd and Ruth (Auld) Stamp. Donald graduated from Salem High School in 1956. He earned his ...

Scott David Kaley

NILES — Scott David Kaley, 53, beloved Father and Grandpa, formerly of Salem, passed away at his home in Niles on Tuesday, Nov. 27. He was born on Feb. 1, 1965, in Alliance, the son of the late Ralph (Dutch) Junior and Betty Lou (Clark) Kaley. Scott was a graduate of United High School ...

Charles Jefferson Lloyd

SALEM – Charles Jefferson Lloyd, 61, died at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018 at the Cleveland Clinic. He was born August 2, 1957 in Flint, Michigan, the son of Kathleen (Arrowood) Whitley and the late Marion Jefferson. Charles previously worked at Edgerton Heating and Cooling, ...

John Louis Joseph DelFavero

KERNERSVILLE, N.C. — John Louis Joseph DelFavero of Kernersville, N.C., was born on April 3, 1943, in Salem, Ohio, to Joseph and Frances DelFavero, who preceded him in death. He unexpectedly passed away on Nov. 22, 2018. He was a graduate of Salem High School and Youngstown State University ...

Janice Loretta Neiheisel

PLEASANT PLAINS, Ark. — Janice Loretta Neiheisel, 92, of Pleasant Plains, Ark., passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, at the home of her daughter, Margaret Seese and her companion John Dewey. Janice was born March 18, 1926, in Smith Ferry, Pa., the daughter of Fred and Sylvia Graham ...

Margaret L. “Peg” Sheehan

SALINEVILLE — Margaret L. “Peg” Sheehan, 79, formerly of Lisbon, died Wednesday at Salem Regional Medical Center. Born Nov. 2, 1939 in Cleveland, she was a daughter of the late Gordon and Agnes (McGrath) Tilden. A homemaker, she was a graduate of West Tech High School and a member ...

Scott David Kaley

NILES — Scott David Kaley, 53, of Niles, (formerly of Salem) died Tuesday at his home. (A full obit will be in Friday’s paper) Services will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday with visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem. ...

Robert R. Zion

SALEM — Robert R. Zion, 75, of Salem, and formerly of Dover, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018. Born Oct. 22, 1943, in Canton, Robert was a son of the late Joseph and Mildred (Lechner) Zion. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Carl “Butch” Zion. Robert proudly served his ...

Jon D. Walker Sr.

SEBRING — Jon D. Walker Sr., 64, of Sebring, died Nov. 23. He was born Sept. 11, 1954, to Raymond and Mildred (Ruff) Walker. Arrangements are pending at Dean’s Funeral Home. 11/28/18

David Anthony Taylor

BOARDMAN —David Anthony Taylor, 29, of Boardman, died Sunday at Mercy Health Center in Boardman. Born April 16, 1989, in Youngstown, he was the son of and Judith Gaver Taylor-Rubino and the late Anthony E. Rubino Sr. Mr. Taylor was a member of St. Jude Roman Catholic Church in Columbiana ...

Jackie Lou Flick

SALEM — Jackie Lou Flick, 89, died at 8:50 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, at Salem North Health Care. She was born Nov. 26, 1929 in Alliance, Ohio, the daughter of the late Arthur and Lucille (Gantz) Meek. Jackie loved to bowl, play piano and sing. She was a homemaker and loving mother, ...