Obituaries

Kathleen L. Utterback

SALEM — Kathleen L. Utterback, 80, died at 6:20 p.m. on Friday at the Essex of Salem III. She was born Feb. 1, 1937 in Wellsville, a daughter of Wilbur and Emma (Densmore) Hamilton. She was a 1955 graduate of Salem High School and was previously employed for over 19 years as a secretary in ...

Helen Ruth Rodu

SEWICKLEY, Pa.—Helen Ruth Rodu, 89, formerly of Lisbon, died at 9:25 a.m. Sunday at the Masonic Village in Sewickley, Pa. following a lengthy illness. Helen was born Jan. 13, 1928 in Darlington, Pa. to the late Worthy and Vercil (Mahon) Burns. She graduated from East Palestine High School ...

Betty Jane (Clay) Coy

SALEM—Betty Jane (Clay) Coy, 89, of Salem died Friday evening. Betty was born on March 26, 1928, a daughter of the late Noah and Bertha (McClish) Clay. She was an active member of Calvary Baptist Church in Salem. She is survived by her children, Robert Coleman of Lisbon, Melvin Knauff of ...

Frances Zeigler

DAMASCUS – Frances Zeigler, 79, died at 3:33 a.m. on Saturday at the Auburn Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation in Damascus. Arrangements are pending at Stark Memorial Funeral Home. 9/17/17

Carol Ann Englert

SALEM — Carol Ann Englert, 65, of Salem, died at 10:16 a.m. Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, at Select Specialty Hospital in Edgewood, Fla. She was born Aug. 31, 1952, in Salem, the daughter of Elmer Reed and the late Joan Anna (Umbenhauer) Reed. Carol retired in 2016 as a pharmacy tech in the ...

Linda (Hawk) Harrod

EAST ROCHESTER — Linda (Hawk) Harrod of East Rochester, died Sept. 13. Born Aug. 24, 1959, in Alliance, she was the daughter of George Allan and Twylla May (Freed) Hawk. Mrs. Harrod graduated in 1977 from United High School and later attended Business College where she earned two ...

Lloyd W. Willis Jr.

NEW GARDEN – Lloyd W. Willis Jr., 72, of New Garden died at 9:56 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 at his home. He was born Nov. 13, 1944 in Winona, the son of late Lloyd and Velma (Knight)Willis Sr. Lloyd retired in 2007 from Carriage Hill Foods as a machine operator for 20 years and was ...

Walter Makowski

NEW MIDDLETOWN—Walter Makowski, 92, died Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 at the St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown. Arrangements are pending at Stark Memorial Funeral Home. 9/16/17

Kathleen L. Utterback

SALEM—Kathleen L. Utterback, 80, of Salem died at 6:20 p.m. Friday at Essex of Salem III. Arrangements are pending at Stark Memorial Funeral Home. 9/16/17

Janette Doris (Critchfield) Johnson

SALEM—Janette Doris (Critchfield) Johnson, 82, of Salem died at 4:01 p.m. Friday at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Youngstown after taking ill three days ago. Arrangements are pending at Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services. 9/16/17

Georgiana Elena Bailey

SALEM — Georgiana Elena Bailey, 74, died at 12:47 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017 at the Salem Regional Medical Center. She was born on June 18, 1943 in Canton, Ohio, the daughter of the late Cornell and Georgiana (Buta) Monda. She was formerly employed as the secretary for Attorney Sherrod ...

Mary Ibele

SALEM – Mary Ibele, 86, died peacefully at her home on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. She was born Oct. 22, 1930 in Cleveland, the daughter of the late Walter C. Ibele and Augusta (Mounts) Ibele. She was a graduate of Salem High School and Bowling Green State University. She taught school in ...

Randall Henderson

EAST LIVERPOOL—Randall Henderson, 70, of East Liverpool, formerly of Salineville, died at West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh. Arrangements are pending at Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services in Salem. 9/15/17

Barbara Berger

SALEM — Barbara Berger, 78, died at 6:40 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, at the Canterbury Villa in Alliance. She was born Feb. 12, 1939, in Allen, Ky., the daughter to the late Gardis and Dixie (Burchett) Pitts. She was a 1955 graduate of Salineville High School, loved to travel and go ...

Kathrine (Katie) Meissner

SALEM— Kathrine (Katie) Meissner, beloved wife and devoted mother and grandmother, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Sept. 12, 2017 at the Salem Regional Medical Center. Born in 1936 in East Liverpool, Ohio, Katie was a 1955 Graduate of Salem Senior High School. Over the years, ...

Donald Louis Mathey

ALLIANCE—Donald Louis Mathey, 88, of Alliance, Ohio passed away on Sept. 10, 2017. The son of the late Roy Joseph and Janet (Gray) Mathey, he was born on June 24, 1929, in Washingtonville, Ohio. Donald graduated from Leetonia High School in 1947; owned and operated State Street Barbershop ...

Samuel H. Landers

NEW WATERFORD—Samuel H. Landers, 79, of Kirk Road died at 8:08 a.m. Tuesday at the Parkside Health Care Center, where he had been a patient. He was born Aug. 17, 1938 in Blair, Ohio, son of the late William and Helen Russell Landers. Samuel had been an active member of the East Palestine ...

John Joseph Tomkinson

SALEM— John Joseph Tomkinson, 91, of Salem died at 9:50 p.m. Sept. 7 at Essex of Salem III. He was born on Feb. 12, 1926, in New York City, N.Y., the son of the late William and Mary Ellen (Hogan) Tomkinson. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was discharged honorably on ...

James Clifton Gamble

WINONA — A memorial service will be held for James Clifton Gamble, 77, at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Winona Friends Meeting House on Winona Road. Born in Salem to Albert and Ethel Gamble on June 15, 1939, Mr. Gamble passed away on Dec. 2, 2016, in Roseville, Calif. 9/13/17

Gerald M. “Gerry” Chizmar

YOUNGSTOWN – A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows Parish at St. Matthias Church, celebrated by Father John Jerek, for Gerald M. “Gerry” Chizmar, 60, who passed away on Sept. 11, 2017. after a courageous four-year battle ...