Obituaries

Geraldine Evelyn Ferry

LISBON—Geraldine Evelyn Ferry was born in Lisbon, Ohio March 7, 1937 to the late Charles and Sylvia Stroy Burnett and passed away June 24, 2019. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her loving husband, Joseph L. Ferry; sister, Evelyn Morelli and her husband, Alfred; and brother, ...

Thomas Anthony Cigolle

SALEM—Thomas Anthony Cigolle, 84, of Salem died at 11:24 a.m. on Sunday, June 23, at Salem Regional Medical Center. He was born on Aug. 3, 1934 in Girard, the son of the late John and Matilda (Yelenc) Cigolle Sr. He graduated from Ursuline High School in 1952 and attended Youngstown State ...

Austin J. Brewster

EAST PALESTINE—Austin J. Brewster, 21, of East Palestine passed away June 23 at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. He was born in Youngstown on Feb. 8, 1998. He resided in the Cincinnati area for the past 12 years and a graduate of Fairfield High School, but had fond memories of ...

Barbara A. Akers

ALLIANCE—Barbara A. Akers, 70, passed away on June 25. She was born Feb. 20, 1949 to Robert and Hazel (Evans) Markey. Services are entrusted to Dean’s Funeral Home. 6/26/19

William H. “Buddy” Emmerling III

EAST LIVERPOOL — William H. “Buddy” Emmerling III, 62, of East Liverpool died Monday morning at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown following a brief illness. Born in East Liverpool on Dec. 27, 1956, he was a son of the late William H. Emmerling Jr. and Alice Louise Crowe Taylor. A ...

Conchetta “Chet” Blackburn

COLUMBIANA—Conchetta “Chet” Blackburn, 89, passed away June 22 at Whispering Pines Assisted Living where she resided. She was born Aug. 29, 1929 in Salem, daughter of the late John and Rose Mercure Colella. She was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church in Columbiana. Chet was ...

Jerry Wayne Allison

SALEM – Jerry Wayne Allison, 80, died at 7 a.m. Monday, June 24, 2019 at Rose Lane Nursing and Rehabilitation in Massillon. He was born Jan. 8, 1939 in East Liverpool, the son of the late George W. and Julia (McCown) Allison. Jerry worked 20 years as grounds superintendent at the Lee Win ...

Judith E. Bistarkey

BOARDMAN — Judith E. Bistarkey, 64, formerly of New Springfield, passed away suddenly, surrounded by her family, on June 19, 2019, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital. Judi was born on Aug. 16, 1954, in Salem, a daughter of the late Calvin and Betty Jane(McGuire) Adams. Judi worked as a manager ...

Austin J. Brewster

FAIRFIELD—Austin J. Brewster, 21, of Fairfield, formerly East Palestine, died Sunday at University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Arrangements are pending with the Linsley-Royal Funeral Home in East Palestine. 6/25/19

Lisa K. Mullins

RAVENNA — Lisa K. Mullins, 52, died Saturday at University Hospital of Cleveland. She was born Aug. 27, 1966. Services are pending at Dean’s Funeral Home, Sebring, Ohio. 6/25/19

Earl Frederick Johanson Sr.

ALLIANCE—Earl Frederick Johanson Sr., 91, of Alliance passed away on Saturday, June 22 at his home. He was born in Chicago, Ill., on Aug. 11, 1927, the son of the late Frederick and Irene (Drake) Johanson. He was a graduate of Alliance High School and served in the U.S. Navy for two years and ...

Thomas Anthony Cigolle

SALEM — Thomas Anthony Cigolle, 84, of Salem, died at 11:24 a.m. Saturday at Salem Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at ARrbaugh-Peaece-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem. 6/23/19

Conchetta “Chet” Blackburn

COLUMBIANA — Conchetta “Chet” Blackburn, 89, of Columbiana, died Saturday at Whispering Pines Assisted Living in Columbiana. Arrangements pending with the Linsley-Royal Funeral Home in East Palestine. 6/23/19

Basil Caddell

HANOVERTON — Basil Caddell, 88, of Hanoverton passed away June 21, 2019 at his residence. He was born on May 01, 1931 in Chevorlet, KY, a son the late Edgar Caddell and Susie (Moore) Caddell. Basil was a tool grinder at Bliss in Salem for 33 years . He was a veteran of the United States ...

Ethel Marie Cross

HANOVERTON—Ethel Marie Cross, 80, of Hanoverton passed away Monday, June 19. She was born July 27, 1938 to the late Arthur and Kathryn (Vollnogle) Gotthardt. Ethel married the late Walter “Wally” Cross on May 17, 1982. She retired as a baker from Woolworth’s. Ethel was an active ...

Becky Hahn

SALEM— Becky Hahn, 79, passed away Wednesday, June 5, after a short illness. She was born Nov. 19, 1939 in Salem to Donald and Mary Jane (Sinsley) Blythe. She lived in Salem most of her life, living a few in Lisbon. She returned to Salem, raising her only child, Michele Anne, and taking care ...

Ralph V. Roush

EAST PALESTINE—Ralph V. Roush, 81, died Wednesday evening at Salem Regional Medical Center. Mr. Roush was born Nov. 9, 1937 in Newell, W.Va., a son of the late James and Alice Klemanns Roush, and had lived in this area most of his life. He was the body shop manager for Columbiana ...

Frank E. Price

EAST PALESTINE—Frank E. Price, 89, a lifelong resident of the area, died June 19 at Salem Regional Medical Center where he had been a patient. He was born June 8, 1930 in Salem, son of the late Edward J. and Isabelle I. Roessler Price. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in ...

Ester L. Hoover

ALLIANCE— Ester Louise Hoover, 83, of Alliance passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2019, surrounded by her family at home. She was born Oct. 11, 1935, in Alliance, Ohio, to Malvern and Nancy Gladys (Bell) King and was a lifelong resident. A Sebring High School graduate, Ester was employed as a ...

Russell Eugene Huffman

SALEM — Russell Eugene Huffman, 96, of Salem, long time owner of Huffman Fruit Farm in Greenford, died at 3:10 p.m. on Saturday, June 15 at his grandson's home. He was born on Jan. 19, 1923 in Canfield, the son of the late Russell Wilbur and Ethel May (Stewart) Huffman. He served in the ...