Obituaries

Joan Carol Rauch

SALEM—Joan Carol Rauch, 80, of Salem died at her home on Sunday. Joan was born on May 9, 1939 in Salem, a daughter of the late William and Ida (Allison) Criss. Mrs. Rauch was a graduate of Sebring McKinley High School and worked in the dietary department at Copeland Oaks and also kept ...

Shirley M. Tunnat

Lisbon — Shirley M. Tunnat, 86, of Lisbon, passed away, Friday, May 10, 2019 at Hospice House, Poland. She was born, August 6, 1932, in Washingtonville a daughter of the late Charles T. and Hazel B. Indermill Grindle. Shirley worked as a secretary with the United Steel Workers of America. ...

Samuel Adam Bell

COLUMBIANA — Following an extended illness, Samuel Adam Bell of Columbiana passed away Thursday morning, May 9 at his home. Sam was born Oct. 25, 1942, in Venango County, Pa. He was a son of Donald L. Bell and Nellie M. Goettman Bell. Sam graduated from Victory Joint School in 1961 and ...

Rose Kowalczyk

SALEM — Rose M. Sikora Kowalczyk, 98, died May 10 at The Courtyard in Salem. Surviving are her children, Ben S. (Joyce) Kowalczyk of Salem, Barbara (Gary) Waddel of Texas and Jim (Teresa) Kowalczyk of Maynard; 10 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. ...

James Edwin Garlock

PARKER, Colo.—James Edwin Garlock, 84, passed away at his home in Parker, Colo., surrounded by his family on Sunday, May 5, 2019. He was born on Dec. 16, 1934 in Salem, Ohio, the son of the late Otha and Dorothy (Brown) Garlock. Jim graduated from Salem High School (Ohio) in 1952 and ...

Virginia “Ginny” Palmer Bruce Alden Palmer

Virginia “Ginny” Palmer Bruce Alden Palmer BURLINGTON, N.C.— The family of Bruce and Ginny Palmer announces their recent passing. Ginny was born Oct. 15, 1929 and passed away Jan. 8, 2019. Bruce was born Sept. 2, 1929 and passed away Feb. 21, 2019. They both passed away in Burlington, ...

Richard L. “Dick” Hahlen

ALLIANCE — Richard L. “Dick” Hahlen, 83, of Alliance died Tuesday at Aultman Alliance Community Hospital. He was born on June 27, 1935 in Alliance, a son of the late Harold and Grace (Schopfer) Hahlen. A graduate of American High School in Chiacgo, Ill,. he retired from Transue and ...

Elizabeth Hawkins

SALEM — Elizabeth Hawkins, 83, of Salem, died at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Youngstown. She was born on Feb. 4,1936 in Hume, N.Y., the daughter of the late Esther Elizabeth Hawkins. She graduated from high school from the former Emmanuel Bible School in Salem. ...

Alexander M. Quail

SALEM — Alexander M. Quail, 76, of Salem, died early Wednesday morning at his home. Arrangements are pending at rbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem. 5/9/19

Samuel James

LISBON — Samuel Norman James, 71, formerly of Jamaica, died at his home following a lengthy illness. Born Sept. 20, 1947 in Trelawny, Jamaica, he was the son of the late George James and Burnetta Sterling. He came to Lisbon six months ago from Jamaica where he was a wood sculptor and tour ...

Meta Culler

SALEM — Meta Culler, 64, died Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at Blossom Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Meta was born in Connecticut on March 4, 1955, a daughter of the late Kenneth and Elizabeth Katherine Culler. She was a 1974 graduate of Salem High School and a 1978 graduate of Mount Union ...

E. Ruth Gfeller

SALEM—Ella Ruth (Mathes) Gfeller, 74, of Salem died at 2:36 p.m. on Tuesday at Salem Regional Medical Center. She was born on Aug. 3, 1945 in Irvin, Tenn., a daughter of the late Benjamin and Altas V. (Higgins) Mathes. Ruth moved from Tennessee to Alliance, Ohio when she was 11 years old. ...

Darlee S. Metzgar

SALEM — Darlee S. Metzgar, 61, of Salem passed away at University Hospital in Cleveland on April 26. Darlee was born on July 4, 1957, the daughter of the late Daniel and Doris (Newcomer) Ulbrich. She is survived by her husband of 33 years, Ray, whom she married on Jan. 17, 1985; four ...

Carol Kay Thomas

LEETONIA—Carol Kay Thomas, 83, of Leetonia died on Sunday, April 28, 2019 at Crandall Health & Rehabilitation Center, Sebring. She was born on Jan. 8, 1936 in Warren, a daughter of the late Finley Leroy and Nellie Wohlbaugh Croyle. Carol worked as a production control scheduler at ...

Eleanor M. Yaskulka

ALLIANCE—Eleanor M. (Kofler) Yaskulka, 85, of Alliance passed away on Monday at her home in Alliance. Born on Feb. 20, 1934 in Youngstown, to Harold and Florence (Grode) Kofler, she lived in Alliance for most of her life. A 1952 graduate of Ursuline High School, she was member of Regina ...

Robert Lee Toothman

HANOVERTON—Robert Lee Toothman, 79, of Hanoverton died at Salem Regional Medical Center in Salem on Sunday. He was born in on July 27, 1939, the son of the late Robert Lewis Toothman and Lucille (Hess) Clayton. Survivors include his three children, Tina Toothman, Sheila Toothman and Greg ...

Wayne F. Smith

LISBON — Wayne F. Smith, 72, died at 11:51 a.m. Saturday, May 4, 2019 at the Salem Regional Medical Center after he finished his earthly journey and was taken from his favorite field to his eternal home. He was born March 3, 1947 in New Garden, Ohio, a son of Donald A. and Freda (Aegerter) ...

Ona Mae Rufener Erath

SALEM—Ona Mae Rufener Erath, 87, of West Pine Lake Road died early Saturday morning at her home. Mrs. Erath was born Aug. 25, 1931 in Lisbon, a daughter of the late Theodore and Corinne (Cusick) Rufener. A 1949 graduate of Lisbon David Anderson High School, Ona Mae had worked at the ...

Ella Ruth Gfeller

SALEM — Ella Ruth Gfeller, 73, of Salem, died at 2:36 p.m. Monday at Salem Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem. 5/7/19

Wayne Smith

LISBON — Wayne F. Smith, 72, of Lisbon, died at 11:51 a.m. Saturday, May 4, 2019 at the Salem Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at the Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services. 5/5/19