Obituaries

Larry Graham

SALEM — Larry William Graham, 75, of Salem, died at 2:08 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at Blossom Nursing and Rehab Center. Born March 28, 1943 in Salem, he was the son of the late Dwight and Hazel (Cope) Graham. Survivors include his children, Ray Graham of Cypress, Calif., Jay Graham of ...

Virginia ‘Jinny’ Yahaniak

SALEM — Virginia “Jinny” Yahaniak, 95, died March 9, 2019 at Blossom Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Arrangements are pending and being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services. 3/11/19

Dennis Cross

LEETONIA — Dennis Cross, 54, of Leetonia, died at 6:18 p.m. Saturday in the emergency room of Salem Regional Medical Center of an apparent heart attack. Arrangements are pending at Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem. 3/11/19

William McGrew, Sr.

SEBRING — William A. McGrew, Sr., 78, died March 8, 2019. He was born May 3, 1940 to William and Hazel (Wires) McGrew. The Dean’s Funeral Home Sebring is in charge of arrangements. 3/11/19

Edward Kossin

SALEM — Edward David Kossin, 67, of Salem, died at 10:10 p.m. Wednesday at his home of an apparent heart attack. Born March 21, 1951 in Cleveland, he was the son of the late Edward and Edith (Schenck) Kossin. He was currently employed at the Speedway Gas Station here in Salem. He was a ...

Alvin Cake

SALEM — Alvin Stanley Cake, 97, of Green Township, died at 5:56 p.m. Monday, March 4, at home. Born on Sept. 21, 1929 in Camden, N.J., he was the son of the late George B. and Ella May (Orens) Cake. He was a sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was retired from Hill ...

Carol A. (Gbur) Blair

NORTH LIMA — Carol A. (Gbur) Blair, 56, of Maplecroft Road, died unexpectedly at 3:13 p.m. Friday at Mercy Health St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital following a sudden illness. Born Jan. 12, 1963 in Salem, she was the daughter of the late Steve Joseph Gbur, Jr. and the late Irene E. (Mellon) ...

Patricia ‘Pat’ Heacock

Poland, Ohio — Patricia L. Heacock, 86, of Hanoverton passed away Thursday, March 7, 2019 at Hospice House in Poland following a brief illness. Pat was born in East Liverpool, Ohio on December 12, 1932 a daughter of the late Orland D. and Gladys P. (Coursin) Cunningham. Pat enjoyed ...

Martha Taggart

Martha M. Taggart, 92, of Hanoverton, passed away on March 7, 2019 at home, surrounded by her family. Martha was born on May 2, 1926 in Summitville, the daughter of the late John and Angelina (Giovinasi) Arsuffi. Martha loved to cooking, gardening, decorating and restoring antiques. She ...

Carl Leroy Taylor

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. — Carl Leroy Taylor, 71, of Punta Gorda, Fla., passed away the 27th day of February 2019 at Tidewell Hospice of Port Charlotte, Florida. As a United States Naval Veteran, a Military Honors ceremony will be held Monday the 25th day of March 2019 at 11 a.m. at the Sarasota ...

James Ronald “Ron” Gause

PORT CHARLOTTE, FLA. — James Ronald “Ron” Gause, 85, of Port Charlotte, Fla. died March 2 at the Port Charlotte Rehabilitation Center. Ron was born Dec. 3, 1933 in Canton to the late Charles and Gladys (Gruber) Gause. His employment included: 1954-1956, Hanover Township Police ...

Tim Bechtel

COLUMBIANA—Tim Bechtel, 55, of Columbiana died on Thursday at Salem Regional Medical Center. He was born on Aug. 15, 1963 in Warren, a son of Catherine Vincovich Bechtel and the late Amos Bechtel Jr. Tim had worked as a sheet metal journeyman. He is survived by his mother, Catherine ...

Ronald G. Mills

LISBON—Ronald G. Mills, 80, of state Route 517 died at 3:21 p.m. Thursday at Salem East Healthcare Center. Mr. Mills was born Jan. 14, 1939 in Lisbon, a son of the late Emil Drove Mills and the late Wilma Marjorie (Morris) Mills, and had lived in the Lisbon area all of his life. He served ...

Beverly A. Fittante

NEW WATERFORD—Beverly A. Fittante, 77, a lifelong resident of New Waterford died Thursday at the Parkside Health Care Center in Columbiana. Arrangements are pending with the Linsley-Royal Funeral Home in East Palestine. 3/9/19

Edward David Kossin

SALEM—Edward David Kossin, 67, of Salem died at 10:10 p.m. Wednesday at his home. Arrangements are Pending at Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem. 3/9/19

Alvin Stanley Cake

SALEM—Alvin Stanley Cake, 97, of Salem died at his home Monday evening. Arrangements are Pending at Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem. 3/9/19

Frederick E. Welshhans

COLUMBIANA – Frederick E. Welshhans, 77, of Columbiana died Wednesday at Convington Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation. He was born, April 21, 1941 in Steubenville, a son of the late Helen Heinz and Leroy Welshhans. Frederick worked as a supervisor with Weirton Steel Co., retiring in ...

Wilma Bingham

LEETONIA—Wilma Bingham, 103, formerly of Crestview Road in Leetonia, died Tuesday evening at St. Mary’s Alzheimer’s Center. Mrs. Bingham was born July 28, 1915 in Beaver Falls, Pa., a daughter of the late Lawrence and Stella Barnes Stokes, and had lived in this area all of her ...

Leslie E. Iler

SALEM—Leslie E. Iler, 56, of Salem died at Aultman Hospital in Canton on Wedensday. Leslie was born in Alliance on Nov. 17, 1962 the son of Lawrence and Carol (Berger) Iler; he was a graduate of West Branch High School. He is survived by his mother and five siblings, Tammy (Randy) Summers, ...

Landon Alexander Foy

LOUISVILLE—Baby, Landon Alexander Foy, died on Monday at Aultman Hospital. He was the son of Justin and Jennifer Foy. Arrangements are entrusted to Dean’s Funeral Home, Sebring, Ohio. 3/8/19