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Obituaries

Harold Backer

LISBON — Harold A. Backer, 88, of Oak Streetdied Saturday at Salem North Healthcare Center. He was born Sept. 25, 1931 in Chehalis, Wash., the son of Milton A. and Mary G. (Wackerbarth) Backer. The Eells-Leggett-Stauffer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 9/2/20

Henrietta “Yetta” Doyle

SALEM – Henrietta “Yetta” Doyle, 93, died Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020 at Blossom Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born Oct. 24, 1926 in Tienen, Belgium, daughter of the late Adolf Alexander and Madeleine Marie-Louise (Janssens) Janssens. Her husband, Joseph L. Doyle whom she ...

Larry Edward Wade

SALEM – Larry Edward Wade, 69, died Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020 at Mercy Health – St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital. He was born May 28, 1951 in Youngstown, son of the late Mack and Marilyn (Spayde) Wade. Larry was a 1969 graduate of Chaney High School. He worked as a machinist for 16 years ...

Martin Price

EAST PALESTINE — Martin Price, 93, died Friday at his home with family by his side. Martin was born Oct. 1, 1926 in Philadelphia, Pa., son of the late Joseph and Sophie Schwarz Price. Linsley-Royal Funeral Home in East Palestine is in charge of arrangements. 9/19/20

Terri Lynn (Domencetti) Denton

SALEM— Terri Lynn (Domencetti) Denton, 62, of Salem, Ohio died of cancer at Aultman Hospital, Sept. 15, 2020. She was born on April 14, 1958 in Salem, the daughter of the late Vincent and Pauline (Nutial) Domencetti. Terri graduated from Salem High School in 1976, where she reigned as ...

Norma K. Keiser

EAST PALESTINE— Norma K. Keiser, 85, died Wednesday at the Parkside Healthcare Center in Columbiana. Norma was born Nov. 17, 1934 in Brockton, Mass., daughter of the late Harold and Kate Hemenway Waters. Linsley-Royal Funeral Home in East Palestine is in charge of arrangements. 9/18/20

Wilbur Henry Kurtz

SALEM—Wilbur Henry Kurtz, 93, of Salem died Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020 at his home. He was born April 5, 1927 in Salem, Ohio, son of the late Earl R. and Mollie (Lehman) Kurtz. His wife, Ruby M. (Brozell) Kurtz, whom he married July 23, 1950, preceded him in death Sept. 25, 2019. Wilbur was ...

Richard H. Weingart

SALEM – Richard H. Weingart, 67, died Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020 at Salem Regional Medical Center. He was born May 5, 1953 in Salem, son of the late Huber and Shirley (King) Weingart. Richard worked as a welder at Electric Furnace (CMI), retiring in 2013. He was a member of the Slovak Club and ...

Maribeth Graham

AKRON – Maribeth Graham, 38, died Friday, Sept. 11, 2020 at her home. She was born Dec. 14, 1982 in Salem, daughter of the late Phillip and Terry (Graham) Wright. Survivors include her daughter, Kyra Graham of Salem; and sister, Deanna Graham of Chicago, Ill. A celebration of Maribeth’s ...

Linda Martin

LEETONIA — Linda Marie Martin 61, of Leetonia, died at 5:34 a.m. Wednesday at home. She was born March 3, 1959 in Salem, the daughter of Paul and Else (Wastl) Gresh of Lisbon. Arrangements are by the Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem. 9/17/20

Dr. Gene Shafer

SALEM — Dr. Gene Shafer, 91, died Wednesday at his home. Arrangements are pending at Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services. 9/17/20

Deborah K. Brady

ALLIANCE— Deborah K. Brady, 70, of Alliance died Wednesday, Sept. 9 at her home. She was born April 26, 1950 to Jacob Ziegler and Charlene (Voschel) Ziegler. Arrangements are entrusted to Dean’s Funeral Home, Sebring. 9/17/20

Robert “Pimp” O’Neal

ALLIANCE— Robert “Pimp” O’Neal, 82, died Tuesday after an extended illness at Altercare of Alliance Nursing Home. He was an only child born to James and Ruth Geter on Dec. 12, 1937 in Tuskegee, Ala. Arrangements are entrusted to Dean’s Funeral Home, Sebring. 9/17/20

David Alan Fitch Sr.

SALEM - David Alan Fitch Sr., 69, concluded his journey on earth Monday, Sept. 14, 2020 at Salem Regional Medical Center. He was born Aug. 8, 1951 in Youngstown, son of the late Charles and Orsolena "Betty" (Billet) Fitch. A hard worker, he retired from Quaker City Castings after 40 years of ...

George Albert Hawkins

HANOVERTON - George Albert Hawkins, 71, died Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020 at his residence after a long illness. George was born Oct. 5, 1948 in Carroll County, Ohio, a son of the late Earl and Dorothy (Crawford) Hawkins. George was a crane man at Bliss for 22 years. Most recently, he worked at ...

Ruth E. Peterson

BOARDMAN - Ruth E. Peterson, 95, passed away Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 8, 2020 at St. Elizabeth Health Care Center in Boardman. Mrs. Peterson was born on Feb. 24, 1925 in Warren, Ohio, a daughter of James and Alda B. (Burnett) Thomas. Ruth was a Warren Harding High School National Honor ...

Toby Keith McCoy

SALEM- Toby Keith McCoy, 47, of Salem passed away on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was a protector of many, loved and adored by his family and many friends, a self proclaimed social butterfly. He was a nice guy who would give his heart to anybody. He was ...

Walter L. Windham Sr.

SALEM- Walter L. Windham Sr., 64, of Salem, died Monday, Sept. 14 at his home. He was born Oct. 20, 1955 in Monroe, La., son of the late Robert O. and Caroline (Oberman) Windham. Arrangements by the Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem. 9/16/20

Wilbur Kurtz

SALEM - Wilbur H. Kurtz, 93, died Tuesday at his home. Arrangements are pending at Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Salem. 9/16/20

Paul Lawrence Galchick

BARTLETT, Ill. — Paul Lawrence Galchick, 95, (formerly of Salem, OH) died Sunday, September 6, 2020 at Swedish Covenant Hospital in Chicago, IL. He was born March 14, 1925 in Clearfield County, PA, son of the late Joseph and Ann (Holenchick) Galchick. Paul served as a Sergeant in the United ...