Obituaries

Irene Fratila Leaf

SALEM — Irene Fratila Leaf, 92, passed away June 20, 2018. Mrs. Leaf was a resident of Columbus, Ohio, and formerly a resident of Salem, Ohio. Mrs. Leaf was united in marriage in 1944 to Sheldon “Pete” Leaf. She taught math for the Salem City Schools for 20 years. Survivors include ...

Greg Morris

SEBRING — Greg Morris, 54, of Sebring, died early Tuesday morning in the emergency room at Alliance Community Hospital. Arrangements are pending at the Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home in Sebring (grfuneralhome.com). 6/27/18

Frank Robert Wolfe

BELOIT — Frank Robert Wolfe of Beloit was called home to the Lord on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at the age of 77.  He was born on July 27, 1940 in Clarion, Pa., the son of the late Harold T. and Mildred (Leider) Wolfe   Frank graduated from Salem High School and was a veteran of the U.S. ...

John Tucker

LISBON — John Thomas Tucker, 90, of East Pine Street died Monday at his home following a lengthy illness. Mr. Tucker was born Aug. 26, 1927 in Washington, Pa., a son of the late Thomas W. and Rhoda Pearl (Chisholm) Tucker. He attended the Battle Ridge one-room school house and Lisbon ...

Mark W. Miller

POLAND — Mark W. Miller, 86, died Saturday at Hospice House in Poland. He was born on Sept. 23, 1931, in Salem, the son of the late Daniel and Dorothy (Dougher) Miller. Mr. Miller was a U.S. Air Force veteran and retired following a career as a sports writer for the Salem News, Warren ...

Billy Deane Snyder

SALEM – Billy Deane Snyder, 82, died at 8:15 a.m. Monday, June 25, 2018, at his home. He was born Jan. 6, 1936, in Salem, the son of Bert and Margaret Virginia (Glass) Snyder. Billy worked at the former Penn Motor in Salem as a salesman for 50 years. He was a member of Phillips Christian ...

Mark W. Miller

SALEM — Mark W, Miller, 86, died Saturday at Hospice House in Poland. He was born in Salem on Sept. 23, 1931 the son of the late Daniel and Dorothy (Dougher) Miller. He was a United States Air Force veteran and retired following a career as a sports writer for the Salem News, Warren ...

Mary F. (Mozina) Birchak

WARREN — Mary F. (Mozina) Birchak, 85, died Saturday, June 23, 2018 at her daughter’s home in Champion, Ohio. She was born Feb. 7, 1933 in Piney Fork, Ohio, Smithfield Township, the daughter of the late Frank and Agnes (Pinter) Mozina. Mary was a member of John Paul II Catholic Church ...

Mary F. Birchak

WARREN — Mary F. Birchak, 85, died Saturday at her daughter’s home in Warren. Arrangements are pending at Stark Memorial Funeral Home. 6/24/18

Emelene Sheets

CALCUTTA — Emelene Sheets, 89, formerly of Calcutta, died Friday at Salem Regional Hospital following a lengthy illness. She was born in Outville, Ohio on July 11, 1928, a daughter of the late Bernice (Morrow) Compa. She was a lifelong resident of Calcutta and had worked in the laundry ...

Matthew ‘Bob’ Cresanto

East Palestine — Matthew “Bob” Cresanto, 42, of Bacon Avenue, died Friday afternoon at his residence. Bob was born Dec. 25, 1975 in Salem, of son of John and Marjorie Cresanto, Sr. Prior to his retirement, he had been a member of the United State Army, where he served in the combat ...

Frank Robert Wolfe

SALEM — Frank Robert Wolfe 77, of Beloit, died at 5:37 p.m. Saturday at Salem Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem. 6/24/18

Don Bennett

HOMEWORTH — Don Bennett, 71, died June 20. He was born Oct. 4, 1946, to James and Lois (Smith) Bennett. Arrangements are handled by Dean’s Funeral Home in Sebring. 6/23/18

Christopher Harrington

ALLIANCE — Christopher Harrington, 57, died June 18. He was born July 24, 1960, to Edward and Corene (Napier) Harrington Jr. Arrangements are handled by Dean’s Funeral Home in Sebring. 6/23/18

Charles R. Swain

EAST PALESTINE — Charles R. Swain, 88, died June 17 at St. Elizabeth’s Health Center in Boardman. Born Nov. 11, 1930, in Baden, Pa., he was a lifelong area resident and worked in various local steel mills prior to retirement. Among his survivors is his wife, Susan Swain. All services ...

Donald L. Abrams

SALEM — Donald L. Abrams, 85, of Salem, died at 1:15 p.m. Thursday at Copeland Oaks / Crandall Medical Center. He was born on April 2, 1933 in Salem, the son of the late Harry and Helen (Herron) Abrams. Don worked for the U.S. Postal Service as a mail carrier in Salem for 33 years. He ...

Ronald D. Householder

EAST PALESTINE, Ohio — Ronald D. Householder, 62, of North Pleasant Drive, passed away Thursday morning, June 21, 2018 at Hospice House, Poland, surrounded by his family. Ron was born Feb. 8, 1956 in New Brighton, Pa., a son of the late Lawrence and Hazel May Householder. Ron worked for the ...

Donald L. Abrams

SALEM — Donald L. Abrams, 85, of Salem, died at 1:15 p.m. Thursday at the Crandall Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem. 6/22/18  

Dennis Ryan Roberts

LISBON — Dennis Ryan Roberts, 37, of Lisbon, died unexpectedly Tuesday, June 19, 2018. He was born Feb. 3, 1981, in Salem, a son of Dennis “Doc” and Tammy Roberts of Lisbon. Ryan, as he was better known, loved all things mechanical, big, loud and outdoors. He could fix anything big or ...

Susan Marie (Kastenhuber) Distelhorst

TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. — Susan Marie (Kastenhuber) Distelhorst, 65, of Tybee Island, Ga., (formerly of Salem and Columbus) died at 3:06 a.m. Friday at her home following a sudden illness. She was born on June 2, 1953 in Salem, Ohio, the daughter of Emma Louise (Loesch) Kastenhuber and the late ...