Obituaries

John Schnader

LISBON — John Newton Schnader, 96, died at 12:55 p.m. Saturday, March 30, 2019 at Salem Regional Medical Center. Born Oct. 11, 1922 in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late Daniel Zacharias and Harriet Amelia (Rinehart) Schnader. He worked as a buyer for E.W. Bliss for 40 years, ...

James Garvin, Sr.

EAST PALESTINE — James M. Garvin, Sr., 83, died early Saturday morning at his home. Born Nov. 2, 1935 in Clarkson, he was the son of the late Robert and Ruth Hole Garvin and had lived in this area all of his life. He had worked as a heavy equipment operator for National Refractories in ...

Alan Nelson

Kensington — Alan S. Nelson, 67, died March 29, 2019 at his residence. Alan was born March 4, 1952 in Salem, Ohio. He was a 1970 graduate of Salem High School and worked as a maintenance engineer. His true joy was spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife, Mary ...

Rosemary Ossmann

Salem — Rosemary Ossmann, 78, died March 29 ,2019 at Aultman Hospital in Canton. Rosemary was born October 20, 1940 in Salem, a daughter of the late Frederick and Mary Frances (Varinitis) Redinger. She was a 1949 graduate of Salem High School and worked as a cook at Century House for 32 ...

Raymond Cable

EAST PALESTINE — Raymond D. Cable, 84, died Friday March 29, 2019 at the East Liverpool City Hospital, where he had been a patient. Born Feb. 10, 1935 in Somerset, Pa., he was the son of the late James S. and Mary Elizabeth Yoder Cable. A resident of East Palestine for the past 15 years, ...

Patricia Todd

EAST PALESTINE — Patricia A. Todd, 81, died at St. Mary’s Alzheimer’s Center in Columbiana following a lengthy illness. Born Dec. 10, 1937 in Salem, she was the daughter of the late Gerald and Erma Dyke Dishong. A longtime resident of East Palestine, she was a member of Centenary ...

John Schnader

LISBON — John N. Schnader, 96, died Saturday afternoon at Salem Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at the Weber Funeral Home. 3/31/19

Joseph Michael Sorge

NAPLES, Fla.—Joseph Michael Sorge, 84, passed away on March 27, 2019 in Naples, Fla. He was born on Jan. 10, 1935 and was preceded in death by his wife, Marie; parents, Joseph and Alice; and his brother, Jim. He graduated from Alliance High School in 1953, and married Marie Elizabeth ...

Shirley A. (Knight) Whaley

ALLIANCE—Shirley A. (Knight) Whaley, 72, of Alliance passed away at 9:38 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at Altercare of Alliance. She was born Oct. 2, 1946, in Alliance, Ohio, to Russell and Minnie (Dennis) Knight. She was a graduate of Alliance High School and a member of the New Hope ...

David J. Nash

SALEM —  David J. Nash, 48, of Salem, and Springfield, Tenn., died Thursday at his home in Tennessee following a short illness. Arrangements are pending at Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen &  Sons Funeral and Cremation Services. 3/30/19

Richard A. Heston

SALEM — Richard A. Heston, 79, of Salem, died Friday at his home. Arrangements are pending at Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen &  Sons Funeral and Cremation Services. 3/30/19

Emma Ruth Weaver

COLUMBIANA—Emma Ruth Weaver, 93, passed away Tuesday afternoon, March 26, 2019 at her home. Mrs. Weaver was born May 16, 1925 in Dalton, Ohio, a daughter of the late Benjamin and Martha Hoover Good, and had lived in this area most of her life. Emma was a homemaker and member of Salem ...

Jason W. “Chip” Chappell

AUSTINTOWN — Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel, for Jason W. “Chip” Chappell, 45, who died unexpectedly Saturday at East Liverpool Hospital. Chip was born July 20, 1973, in Beaver Falls, Pa., the son of Harold and ...

Wilma L. Cyrus

EAST PALESTINE—Wilma L. Cyrus, 89, a lifelong area resident, died Tuesday at Christian House of East Palestine. Wilma was born Nov. 14, 1929 in Unity Township, a daughter of the late Ray and Georgianna Peters Saviers. She was a graduate of East Palestine High School class of 1947. She was ...

Richard “Rick” A. Valentine

LEETONIA—Richard “Rick” A. Valentine, also known as “Lefty,” 55, of Leetonia died on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at University Hospital Cleveland Medical Center. He was born on Aug. 9, 1963 in Youngstown, a son of Margaret McNiven Valentine and the late Robert Valentine. Rick founded ...

Eugene Victor Toy Jr.

CANFIELD – Eugene Victor Toy Jr., 69, died early Tuesday morning surrounded by his family. Mr. Toy was born on June 12, 1949, a son of the late Eugene V. Toy Sr. and Correne (Regas) Toy. Gene was a graduate of North Lima High School. He married the former Linda Cary Bregar on Dec. 9, ...

James A. Griffith

EAST PALESTINE—James A. Griffith, 100, a longtime resident of East Palestine, died Monday at his home with his family and caretaker by his side. James was born Jan. 21, 1919 in Canonsburg, Pa., a son of the late Alfred and Ina Morrison Griffith. He was a 1937 graduate of East Palestine High ...

Brandon Ray Jacobs

NEW WATERFORD – Brandon Ray Jacobs, 20, of Metz Road died suddenly on Saturday at his home. Brandon was born Sept. 25, 1998 in Salem, the son of Stanley R. and Brenda K. Spalding Jacobs, and lived in this area all of his life. He was a recent graduate of the Buckeye Online School and was a ...

Charles R. Pierce Sr.

SEBRING—Charles R. Pierce Sr., 80, of Sebring died Friday at Altercare of Alliance. Charles was born in Warren on Jan. 20, 1939, the son of the late Mac and Mary Josephine (Folgle) Pierce. He worked for 10 years at Russell Woolman Dairy Farms and also for Ohio Edison on the Sub-Station ...

Larry J. Horn

NEGLEY—Larry J. Horn, a lifelong resident of East Palestine died Sunday at the Covington Community Campus following a brief illness. Larry was born June 13, 1949 in Salem, son of the late James “Bud” and Janet Weschenmoser Horn. He was a 1967 graduate of East Palestine High School, ...