Obituaries

Robert W. Castle

ELLSWORTH TOWNSHIP — Robert W. Castle, 74, of Ellsworth Township, died Thursday at Salem Regional Medical Center. He was born May 1, 1943, in Warren, the son of Raymond M. and Virginia (Stringer) Castle. Mr. Castle was a graduate of Warren G. Harding High School and employed as a ...

Gary Allen Paxson

SALEM – Gary Allen Paxson, 82, passed away peacefully on Thursday morning, Dec.14, 2017 at the Salem Regional Medical Center following a heroic battle with congestive heart failure.  He was born Dec. 4, 1935, in Salem, the eldest child of the late Chester “Al” and Margaret (DeWan) ...

Richard D. Kimble I

ALLIANCE — Richard D. Kimble I, 84, of Alliance, died Friday at his home. Born Sept. 17, 1933, in Deep Valley, Pa., he was the son of the late Russell A. and Sara Ellen (Barnhart) Kimble. Mr. Kimble worked as a line repairman at General Motors in Lordstown. He was an Army veteran, serving ...

Jack L. Shaffer

ROGERS — Jack L. Shaffer, 69, of Echo Dell Road, died at 11:51 a.m. Thursday in the emergency room at East Liverpool City Hospital. Born Aug. 19, 1948, in Salem, he was the son of the late Arthur J. and Mildred (Welling) Shaffer. An avid farmer and Army Vietnam veteran, Mr. Shaffer worked ...

Terri Lee Spanbauer Taylor

HINTON, W. Va. — In the midmorning hours Dec. 2, 2017, our precious wife, mother, mamaw, sister and family treasure slipped away to be with her Heavenly Father for Christmas this year. Her pain and suffering gone forever. Her precious Lord knew she had had enough and he took her by the hand ...

Darlene A. Czarnecki-Bruderly

BOARDMAN — Darlene A. Czarnecki-Bruderly, 46, of Boardman, died Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown. She was born Aug. 11, 1971, in Youngstown, Ohio, a daughter of Andrew and Dora (Billock) Czarnecki and was a lifelong area resident. Darlene was a ...

Shirley A. Sadler Clark

ROGERS — Shirley A. Sadler Clark, formerly Shirley Davis, entered the gates of heaven peacefully on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, at her home surrounded by her family. Mrs. Clark was born Jan. 2, 1937, in Charleroi, Pa., a daughter of Irwin and Lavina (Pepple) Sadler and had lived in this area ...

Joe Cosgrove

SALEM — Joe Cosgrove, 73, died at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday, Dec.13, 2017 at the University Hospital in Cleveland. He was born April 28, 1944 in Salem, the son of the late Lester J. Cosgrove Sr. and Mary (Petro) Cosgrove. He was a 1962 graduate of Salem High School, he was employed for 30 years ...

Gary Paxson

SALEM – Gary Paxson, 82, died at 11:53 a.m. Thursday at the Salem Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at the Stark Memorial Funeral Home. 12/15/17

Percy W. Boston

LEETONIA — Percy W. Boston, 83, of Leetonia went home to his Lord at 1:15 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017 at the Hospice House of Poland. He was born June 7, 1934 in Salem, a son of the late Leslie W. and Rachel (Allison) Boston. Percy was employed as a machinist for 20 years at Wean United in ...

Reed Duncan

EAST PALESTINE — Reed Duncan, 89, died Tuesday at his home. Born Sept. 12, 1928, in New Galilee, Pa., he was was the son of Arthur N. and Gertrude (Forsythe) Duncan. Mr. Duncan was a dragline operator for August Lotze Coal and Dodds Coal Companies, before starting Duncan Brothers Drilling ...

Edith F. (Little) Galano

SALEM — Edith F. (Little) Galano, 82, of Salem, died at 2:48 a.m. Monday at Salem Regional Medical Center. She was born on Sept. 15, 1935, in Darlington, Pa., the daughter of the late Earl and Edith (Boyles) Little. Mrs. Galano was a former home healthcare provider. Survivors include ...

Lester Cosgrove Jr.

SALEM – Lester Cosgrove Jr., 73, died at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday at University Hospital in Cleveland. Arrangements are pending at the Stark Memorial Funeral Home. 12/14/17

Nancy C. Joseph

SALEM – Nancy C. Joseph, 85, died at 9:40 p.m. Tuesday at the Essex II of Salem. Arrangements are pending at the Stark Memorial Funeral Home. 12/14/17

Steven J. Hutter

SALEM — Steven J. Hutter, 60, of Salem, died at 1 a.m. Monday at Blossom Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born April 27, 1957, in Salem, he was the son of the late Joseph and Nellie (Hum) Hutter. Mr. Hutter was employed at American Standard for 35 years. Survivors include his wife of ...

Percy W. Boston

LEETONIA — Percy W. Boston, 83, of Leetonia, died at 1:15 a.m. Tuesday at the Hospice House of Poland. Services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, at the Stark Memorial Funeral Home. Calling hours will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home Friday. His full obituary will appear in ...

Donna Babinka

MERCER, Pa. – Donna Babinka, 69, of Mercer, Pa., died Friday at St. Cloud Regional Medical Center in Florida. Born Sept. 14, 1948, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Freda (Rockenhauser) McCoy. Mrs. Babinka was a member of the East Fairfield United Methodist Church. She had been ...

Katie Lynn Begala

CANFIELD — Katie Lynn Begala, 31, passed away at home on Dec. 3, 2017. Katie was born in Youngstown, Ohio, on Dec. 24, 1985, the daughter of Robert S. and Terry Ann (DeMoss) Begala. Katie graduated from Canfield High School in 2004. She attended Stark State University and graduated at the ...

William “Bill” R. Johns

COLUMBIANA — William “Bill” R. Johns, 80, of Columbiana, died on Monday at Salem Regional Medical Center. He was born on Sept. 22, 1937, in Saltsburg, Pa., a son of the late Lloyd and Dorothy (Garris) Johns. Mr. Johns was an Army veteran, having served during the Vietnam War. He had ...

James E. McLaughlin

EAST PALESTINE — James E. McLaughlin, 92, passed away Tuesday morning, Dec. 12, 2017, at Covington Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in East Palestine. Mr. McLaughlin was born Oct. 19, 1925 in Delmont, Pa., a son of the late Clinton E. and Edna P. (Wolfe) McLaughlin and had lived in ...