Obituaries

Victoria Phillips

CANTON — Victoria Phillips, 76, died June 8 at Mercy Medical Center. She was born June 7, 1942, to John and Edith Postelwait. Arrangements are handled by Dean’s Funeral Home in Sebring. 7/13/18

Paul Wukotich

COLUMBIANA – Paul Wukotich, 72, died at 7:40 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at UPMC Mercy in Pittsburgh, Pa. He was born Dec. 22, 1945, the son of the late Joe and Mildred A. (Rosberg) Wukotich. Paul worked as a machinist for several local companies. He was a 1964 graduate of Salem High ...

Randal Lee Keefer

SALEM — Randal Lee Keefer, 68, of Salem, died Saturday at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Youngstown. Born Dec. 11, 1949, in Salem, he was the son of the late Harold E. and Emma Jean (Fitzpatrick) Keefer Jr. Mr. Keefer was a lifelong resident of the area and a 1967 graduate of Salem High ...

Brenda K. Mabry

LOUISVILLE — Brenda K. Mabry, 62, of Louisville, died Monday. She was born May 22, 1956, to Oscar and Flo (Barker) Mabry Sr. Arrangements are handled by Open Arms Cremations of Sebring. 7/11/18

Sister Mary Robert (Jeanne) Bricker

CARROLLTON — Sister Mary Robert (Jeanne) Bricker, 93, Sister of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd, went home to her heavenly Father on July 8, 2018. Born Jan. 14, 1925, in Salem, Ohio, she was the daughter of Thomas L. and Agnes J. (O’Connor) Bricker. A 1944 graduate of Salem ...

Audrey J. “Pat” Erhardt

ROSS — Audrey J. “Pat” Erhardt, 88, of Ross, Ohio, passed away on July 10, 2018, at Hospice of Hamilton. She was born on June 20, 1930, in Leetonia, Ohio, the daughter of Roy and Tillie (Mix) Patterson. She graduated from Leetonia High School and Deaconess School of Nursing. On ...

Brett R. Braden

SALEM — Brett R. Braden, 31, of Salem, passed away at 2:32 p.m., Monday, July 9, 2018, at his home. He was born Dec. 8, 1986, in Alliance, Ohio to Scott R. and Barbara J. (McCreadie) Braden. A graduate of West Branch High School, Brett attended Youngstown State University. He worked as ...

John Kinser

MINERVA — John Kinser, 73, of Minerva, formerly of Damascus and Salem, died Friday at Alliance Community Hospital. Born Feb. 7, 1945, in Beloit, he was the son of Rex and Mary (Stewart) Kinser. Mr. Kinser was a self-employed truck driver for over 30 years and went by the handle “Easy ...

Dr. Howard L. Moore Jr. DDS

SEBRING — Dr. Howard L. Moore Jr. DDS, 95, of Sebring formerly of Salem, died at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 24, 2018, at Copeland Oaks Retirement Community with family by his side. He was born on March 21, 1923, in Girard, Ohio, the son of the late Howard L. and Ann (Wormer) Moore Sr. Howard ...

Darlene Yagello

SALEM – Darlene Yagello, 65, died Monday morning at her home. She was born July 13, 1952 in Salem, the daughter of the late William and Isabelle (Libert) Farkas. She was a Protestant by faith. Survivors include a son, Stephen B. Yagello II of Massillon; two sisters, Lillian Amelung of ...

Tara Lynn (Eddinger) Hamilton

SALEM — Tara Lynn (Eddinger) Hamilton, 45, of Salem passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at University Hospital in Cleveland on July 8, 2018. She was born in Youngstown, Ohio on Feb. 5, 1973, the daughter of Tom and Darlene (Irvine) Eddinger. Tara was a 1991 graduate of ...

Vivian Sanders

LISBON—Vivian Marie “Nana” Sanders, 90, formerly of Sunset Drive, died at 12:45 p.m. Saturday at Parkside Health Care Center. Vivian was born Sept. 4, 1927 in Salineville, a daughter of the late Harry Maher Duncan and Doris Mae (Welsh) Duncan. Vivian grew up in Salineville, and held ...

Randal Lee Keefer

SALEM—Randal Lee Keefer, 68, of Salem, died at 1:27 p.m. Saturday at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Youngstown. Arrangements are pending at Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem. 7/9/18

Josephine Vender Kaercher Schmidt

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Josephine Vender Kaercher Schmidt, 97, lived most of her life in Salem, Ohio, and Grand Rapids, Mich. She passed away peacefully on July 4, 2018, surrounded by family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Dominica Vender; her husbands, Lawrence ...

Mary L. Byers

LISBON—Mary L. Byers, 85, formerly of North Beaver Street, died at 12:30 p.m. Friday at Allay Senior Care. Mrs. Byers was born March 13, 1933 in Litchfield, Ohio, a daughter of the late Albert and Edna (Landfried) Reep. A former member of the Lisbon First Christian Church, Mary had worked ...

Tag Lewis

LAKE TOMAHAWK— “Tag” William Terrence Lewis Sr., 62, of Tomahawk Drive, died at 9:36 p.m. July 2 at the Queen Elizabeth Heath Services Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, following a sudden heart attack. Arrangements are pending at the Eells-Leggett-Stauffer Funeral Home, Lisbon. 7/8/18

Vivian Marie “Nana” Sanders

LISBON—Vivian Marie “Nana” Sanders, 90, formerly of Sunset Drive, died at 12:45 p.m. Saturday at Parkside Health Care Center. Arrangements are pending at the Eells-Leggett-Stauffer Funeral Home. 7/8/18

Steven W. Stalbosky

NORTH BENTON — Steven W. Stalbosky Sr., 60, died Tuesday following a long illness. He was born Jan. 18, 1958, to Joseph and Dorothy (Nichol) Stalbosky. Arrangements are handled by Dean’s Funeral Home in Sebring. 7/6/18

Kathryn J. Tallent

MASSILLON — Kathryn J. Tallent, 57, died Tuesday at Mercy Medical Center following a long illness. She was born July2, 1960, to Dewey and Nancy (Buckner) Tallent. Arrangements are handled by Open Arms Cremations in Sebring. 7/6/18

Melanie Marie (Phillis) Cisine

SALEM — Memorial services for Melanie Marie (Phillis) Cisine will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Phillips Christian Church, 35459 Salem-Grange Road, Salem. Mrs. Cisine, 43, of Concord, N.C., formerly of Salem, died at 9:10 p.m. June 12 at her home. Dinner will be served to family and friends ...