Obituaries

Jeffrey Franczek

SALEM — Jeffrey Franczek, 59, beloved brother and friend, was called home to be at peace with Jesus on Sept. 17, 2018. He entered this world on Jan. 30, 1959, in East Liverpool, Ohio, born to John Joseph and Thelma Louise Franczek. He is survived by his siblings, Pixie Elizabeth Hapach, ...

Bonita Stewart

WINTERSVILLE – Bonita Stewart, 70, died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, at her daughter’s home in Salem. She was born Feb. 13, 1948, in Steubenville, the daughter of the late John and Hilda (Lugano) Tepovich. She was also preceded in death by a brother, John Tepovich; and a sister, Judy ...

Asia Maria (Seda) Rodriguez

SALEM—Asia Maria (Seda) Rodriguez, 85, died of respiratory failure at 5:08 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018 at the Courtyard at Lexington. She was born Nov. 15, 1932 in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, the daughter of the late Julio and Felicidad (Babilonia) Seda. She was the first of nine siblings. In ...

Bret M. Lambright

EAST PALESTINE — Bret M. Lambright, 27, died Saturday at his residence. Born Aug. 25, 1991. in St. Petersburg, Fla., he was the son of Timothy Lambright and Vickie Noel McGuckin. Mr. Lambright has resided in East Palestine since 2006, coming from St. Petersburg. Survivors include four ...

David Ralph Strabala

HANOVERTON—David Ralph Stabala, 76, of Hanoverton, died Sunday at U.P.M.C. Presbyterian in Pittsburgh. He was born April 6, 1942 in Lisbon to Robert Francis and Bertha Louise (Pike) Strabala. He was a member of St. Philip Neri Catholic Church. David retired from Eljers in Salem, where he ...

June Westphal

SALEM – June Westphal, 85, died Monday at her home. A full obituary will be published at a later date along with the announcement of a memorial service. Arrangements are being handled by the Stark Memorial Funeral Home. 9/25/18

Asia Rodriguez

SALEM — Asia Rodriguez, 85, died at 5:08 a.m. Sunday at the Courtyard at Lexington. Arrangements are pending at the Stark Memorial Funeral Home. 9/24/18

Henry and Dorothy Zimmerman

SALEM — A memorial service for Henry and Dorothy Zimmerman will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Dr. Meta Cramer will officiate. 9/24/18

Gary Joseph Knizat

SALEM – Gary Joseph Knizat, 73, died at 2:37 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 at his home and pronounced at Salem Regional Medical Center. Gary was born Aug. 14, 1945 in Salem, the son of the late Joseph Knizat. He was a 1963 graduate of Crestview High School and a 1967 graduate of Mount ...

Sally J. “Top” Gotthardt

EAST PALESTINE—Sally J. “Top” Gotthardt, 86, passed away Friday surrounded by family at Christian House in East Palestine. Top was born Oct. 23, 1931, the daughter of Lloyd “Cy” Wilson and Margaret Kerchgessner. A lifelong resident of East Palestine, she graduated from East ...

Ruth A. Vietmeier

WEST POINT—Ruth A. Vietmeier, 90, of West Point died at 12:30 p.m. Friday at her home. Mrs. Vietmeier was born Oct. 31, 1927 in Marietta, Ohio, a daughter of the late Alfred and Lucille (Smith) Hauss. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Leo J. Vietmeier, and a son, Jeff ...

Janet L. Barker

HOMEWORTH — Janet L. Barker, 67, died Wednesday at Alliance Community Hospital. She was born July 10, 1951, to Donald and Thelma (Pelges) First. Services are pending at Dean’s Funeral Home in Sebring. 9/22/18

Lucy Fernandez

LEXINGTON, S.C. — Lucy Fernandez, 82, died Thursday at LMC Extended Care in Lexington, S.C. She was born on Dec. 3, 1935. Services are pending at Dean’s Funeral Home in Sebring. 9/22/18

Therese M. (Hoff) Horning

CANTON — Our loving mother, Therese M. (Hoff) Horning, 97, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 17, 2018. She was born on July 25, 1921, in Salem, Ohio, and lived there most of her life. She was a member of St. Paul Parish and a devout Catholic. She worked for 14 years as a registered ...

Roy W. Huff

ALLIANCE — Roy W. Huff, 51, died Friday at Alliance Community Care Center. He was born Jan. 7, 1967, to Joseph and Martha (Smith) Huff. Services are pending at Dean’s Funeral Home in Sebring. 9/22/18

Sally S. Collins

SALEM – Sally S. Collins, 69 died at 3:59 a.m. Friday at Roselawn Gardens Healthcare LLC in Alliance. Arrangements are pending at Stark Memorial Funeral Home. 9/22/18

Stanley Joseph Stepien

SALEM— Stanley Joseph Stepien, 90, of Salem, died at 9 a.m. Sept. 20, 2018 at his daughter's home following a courageous battle with cancer. Stan was born on March 3, 1928 in Rossiter, Pa., son of Polish immigrants, Bartholomew and Mary Sophia (Brunnick) Stepien. Stan was a friend in ...

Audrey “Jane” Thompson

LECANTO, Fla. — Audrey “Jane” Thompson, 92, formerly of Salem, Ohio passed away surrounded by her family on Sept. 16, 2018, at the Hospice of Citrus County in Lecanto, Fla. Jane was born on Aug. 14, 1926, in Mingo Junction, Ohio, the daughter of Lloyd and Margaret Bartrum. She was ...

Gary J. Knizat

SALEM – Gary J. Knizat, 73, died at 2:37 a.m. Thursday at his home. Arrangements are pending at Stark Memorial Funeral Home. 9/21/18    

Stanley Joseph Stepien

SALEM — Stanley Joseph Stepien, 90, of Salem, died at 9 a.m. Thursday at the home of his daughter.  Arrangements are pending at Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem. 9/21/18