Obituaries

Bernice L. McCartney

SALEM – Bernice L. McCartney, 90, died at 8:47 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018 at Blossom Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born Nov. 13, 1928 in Greenford, Ohio, the daughter of the late Perry and Leila (Kelly) Huffman. Bernice was a homemaker and a member of the Community Bible ...

William “Bill” A. Pritchard Jr.

SALEM – William “Bill” A. Pritchard Jr., 70, died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018 at his home. He was born Dec. 21, 1947, in Youngstown, Ohio, the son of the late William A. Sr. and Naomi R. (Beach) Pritchard. Bill was a Protestant by faith. He was a 1966 graduate of Austintown Fitch High ...

Rodney “Hank” Allenbaugh

SALEM – Rodney “Hank” Allenbaugh, 85, died at 5:34 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018 at Salem Regional Medical Center. He was born Nov. 1, 1933 in Beloit, Ohio, the son of the late Charles and Ida (Bachoven) Allenbaugh. He retired from Timken Bearing Factory in Canton as a shot blast ...

Rosalie A. Leipper

SALEM – Rosalie A. Leipper, 86, died at 5:03 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. She was born Oct. 4, 1932, in McKinley, Maine, the daughter of Vernard E. and Kathleen O. (Lunt) Tracy. Rosalie worked with her husband in the daily operations of the Leipper Radiant Systems Inc. for 31 years. She ...

Willie Parish

CANTON — Willie Parish, 62, died Sunday. He was born Aug. 4, 1956, to Lucious and Maude (Crutcher) Parish. Arrangements are handled by Dean’s Funeral Home in Sebring. 12/14/18

Diane E. Tullis

SALEM — Diane E. Tullis, R.T., 61, of Salem, died Saturday morning, Dec. 8, 2018, at Salem Regional Medical Center. Diane was born Aug. 3, 1957, in Salem, a daughter of Eugene and Ruth (Sox) Suliot. A lifelong resident of Salem, Diane was raised on her family farm and enjoyed working the ...

Pamela Jean Bestic

WILBUR-BY-THE-SEA, Fla. — Pamela Jean Bestic, 66, of Wilbur-by-the-Sea, Fla., formerly of Columbiana County, passed peacefully on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, while surrounded by family. She was born Pamela Jean Remen in Clinton, Iowa, on March 12, 1952, to parents Bernice VanOfferen Remen and ...

Donna Grubbs

LEETONIA – Donna Grubbs, 89, died at 6 a.m. Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Boardman. She was born Feb. 8, 1929, in Salem, Ohio, the daughter of the late Harley and Hazel (Zumbrunnan) Welker. Donna was co-owner of Grubbs Brothers Inc, that started in 1947. She was ...

Charles H. Birr

NORTH BENTON — Charles H. Birr, 88, of North Benton, Ohio, passed away Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, at Alliance Community Hospital. He was born March 20, 1930, in Alliance, Ohio, to Charles H. and Carrie Elizabeth (McCreadie) Birr. Charles was a lifelong farmer and a 32nd Degree Mason and ...

Helen Louise Shaffer

LISBON — Helen Louise Shaffer, 84, died Sunday evening at Continuing Healthcare of Lisbon. Born Oct. 13, 1934, in Leetonia, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Jennie (Girard) Rance. Mrs. Shaffer was a homemaker and a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church. Her husband, Edwin ...

Benjamin Herman Roth

WHEELING, W. Va. — Benjamin Herman Roth, 31, formerly of Leetonia, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, Dec. 5, at his home. He was born May 13, 1987 in Salem. He was a surveillance officer for Wheeling Island Casino and was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Leetonia. He is ...

Ralph Edward Harrold Jr.

ROGERS—Ralph Edward Harrold Jr., 88, a lifelong resident of the area, died Sunday at the Salem Regional Medical Center. He was born June 12, 1930 in New Waterford, son of the late Ralph E. and Ruth Hollenshead Harrold. Ralph was a 1948 graduate of East Palestine High School. He retired as ...

Francis Ross

EAST PALESTINE—Francis Ross, 96, formerly of East Palestine, died at 6:55 a.m. Monday at Windsor House of Canfield where he had resided. Francis was born Feb. 15, 1922 in East Palestine, a son of the late Dominic and Theresa Ferraiuolo Ross and has been a life-long resident of the ...

Thomas W. Marple III

SALEM – Thomas W. Marple III, 22, died Saturday evening at his home following an accident. He was born July 14, 1996 in Salem, the son of Thomas W. and Amy E. (Hickman) Marple Jr. Tom was a 2014 graduate of Salem High School. Survivors include his parents, Thomas and Amy Marple Jr. of ...

Donna Grubbs

LEETONIA – Donna Grubbs, 89, died at 6 a.m. Monday at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown. Arrangements are pending at Stark Memorial Funeral Home. 12/11/18

Ronald L. Newman

CANTON—Ronald L. Newman, 55, died on Thursday at Glenwood Care Center. He was born Dec. 29, 1962 to Arnold and Mary (Huth) Newman. Services are pending at Dean’s Funeral Home. Sebring, Ohio 12/11/18

Thomas W. Marple III

SALEM – Thomas W. Marple III, 22, died Saturday evening at his home following an accident. Arrangements are pending at the Stark Memorial Funeral Home. 12/10/18

Timothy “Ski” Glenn Bielski

ZEPHYHILLS, FLA. — Timothy "Ski" Glenn Bielski, 61, died suddenly on Nov. 22 in Zephyhills, Fla. He was born on Aug 30, 1957 to Leo M Bielski and Rosemary (Bergy) Marchbanks in Salem. Survivors include two sons, one granddaughter, his mother, sisters and a brother. Burial will be at ...

Marlene C. Baker

SALEM — Marlene C. Baker, 81, died at 7:51 p.m. Friday Dec. 7, 2018 at the Salem Regional Medical Center. She was born in Salem on Jan. 6, 1937, the daughter of the late Wilbur H. and Mabel (Roof) Probert. Marlene worked as a waitress for many years, working for three years at the former ...

Melissa Lynn Sturgeon

SALEM — Melissa Lynn Sturgeon, 51, went to be with Jesus Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 at home with her family by her side. Melissa was a 1985 graduate of Gahanna Lincoln High School near Columbus, OH. Melissa’s passion in life was being a wife and mom and taking care of her home and dog, Yukon. ...