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Obituaries

William J. Taus

AKRON — William J. Taus, 69, of Akron, formerly of Salem died June 27, 2019. He was born in Salem, to Peter and Mary (Skowron) Taus on April 24, 1950. A University of Akron graduate with a degree in mechanical engineering, he began his professional career with Karl Rohrer Associates as ...

Evelyn Jean (Hendricks) DeRoads

SALEM—Evelyn Jean (Hendricks) DeRoads, 83, of Salem died at 10:21 p.m. on Tuesday, July 2, at Salem East Healthcare Center. She was born on Jan. 11, 1936, in Perry Township, Ohio, the daughter of the late Edward S. and Rosey Etheline (Milliken) Hendricks. She graduated from the Leetonia ...

Royal A. Schiller

SALEM – Royal A. Schiller, 88, died at 10:25 a.m. Thursday, July 4, 2019 at Circle of Care. He was born Dec. 28, 1930 in Salem, the son of the late Royal Lamar and Ann (Reardon) Schiller. Royal was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church. He attended St. Paul Elementary and Salem High School. ...

Jerald R. Callahan

SALEM – Jerald R. Callahan, 88, died at 7 p.m. Friday, July 5, 2019 at Akron City Hospital. He was born Sept. 12, 1930 in Salem, the son of the late Charles Delbert and Laura Marguerite (Hinton) Callahan. Jerald worked for 37 years at Crane Deming Pump. He was a 1948 graduate of Salem High ...

George M. (Varga) North

CANTON—George M. (Varga) North, 95, passed away Wednesday. Born in Columbus, he had lived in Lisbon, New Garden and Canton. He was the former owner of Northeast Motors, Stark Loan Company, North Properties and was a Realtor with Century 21 in Canton in his retirement. George was a member ...

Brock W. Mason

SALEM—Brock W. Mason, 9, of Salem passed away on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at Salem Regional Medical Center. Brock was born in Canton, Ohio on May 18, 2010, a son of Todd and Vanessa (Barlow) Mason. He was about to enter the third grade at Damascus Elementary in the West Branch Local School ...

Frances K. Valentino

SALEM — Frances K. Valentino, 95, a beautiful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away at 3:06 p.m. Thursday, July 4, 2019. She was born Jan. 31, 1924 at home in West Point, the daughter of the late Thomas and Frances (Kogej) Mercina. Frances was a member of St. Paul Catholic ...

Magda Alicia (Losada) Hays

SALEM—Magda Alicia (Losada) Hays, 90, of Salem died at 5:25 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at Salem Regional Medical Center. She was born on July 18, 1928 in Humacao, Puerto Rico, daughter of Cecilia Maria (Vasquez) and Julio Losada. She was formerly employed as a social worker for the ...

John Charles Libert

ALLIANCE—John Charles Libert, 71, of Alliance, formerly of the area, died Wednesday at his home. Arrangements are pending at Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem. 7/6/19

Magda Hays

SALEM — Magda Alicia Losada Hays, 90, of Salem, died at 5:25 P.M. Wednesday at Salem Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem. 7/5/19

Elsie VanPelt

COLUMBIANA—Elsie VanPelt of Columbiana, Ohio passed away peacefully on July 2, 2019 at Covington Skilled Nursing where she had resided the past eight months. Elsie was born Nov. 11, 1933 to Frank and Ida (Witmer) VanPelt and lived in the Columbiana area most of her life. She attended the ...

Margaret Lutz

SALEM – Margaret “Marge” Lutz passed away, Friday, June 28, 2019. She was born July 12, 1937 in Monaca, Pa., the daughter of the late Arthur and Margaret (Patton) Neubauer. Marge was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Salem. She enjoyed spending time with her family, ...

Harold David Lane Sr.

SALEM – Harold David Lane Sr., 70, died at 8:25 a.m. Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at Salem Regional Medical Center. He was born April 19, 1949 in Salem, the son of the late David N. and Aedrin (Bush) Lane. Harold had worked at Bliss for 32 years and retired as a machinist from Timkin. He was an ...

Benjamin Goins

NEGLEY—Benjamin Goins, 34, a resident of Negley, but formerly of North Carolina, passed away July 3 at Vibra Hospital in Boardman. Arrangements are pending with Linsley-Royal Funeral Home in East Palestine. 7/4/19

Sally A. Burrier

ALLIANCE—Sally A. Burrier, 55, passed away at home on June 28, 2019 following a long illness. She was born Nov. 5, 1963 in Wellsville, Ohio and adopted by Kenneth and Goldie (Borton) Burrier. She was a 1982 graduate of Salem High School. While at SHS she was a member of the band and ...

Merle E. Stewart

EAST PALESTINE—Merle E. Stewart, 82, passed away Monday evening, July 1 at Assumption Village, North Lima. Mr. Stewart was born May 24, 1937 in Washington Township, Ohio, a son of the late Homer and Vivian Rice Stewart, and had lived in this area all of his life. Merle had worked in ...

Frank E. Price

EAST PALESTINE—Frank E. Price, 89, a lifelong resident of the area, passed away June 19, 2019 at Salem Regional Medical Center where he had been a patient. Frank 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 ...

LaRue Morrison

SALEM – LaRue Morrison, 86, died at 2:26 a.m. Sunday, June 30, 2019. She was born Sept. 13, 1932 in Salem, the daughter of the late Carl and Helen (Coy) Donley. LaRue was a member of the First Baptist Church of Salem. She was a homemaker and had worked in the office of Herb Morrison Realty. ...

Miriam Ruth Pennell Archibald

EAST PALESTINE— Miriam Ruth Pennell Archibald, 93, died Tuesday, July 2. Miriam was born in New Brighton, Pa., on March 19, 1926, to the late Paul C. and Margery (Milnes) Pennell, Beaver Falls, Pa. She graduated as valedictorian from Darlington High School in Pennsylvania in 1944. In 1945, ...

John Stovall

NORTH CANTON—John Stovall, 80, passed away on June 30. He was born Aug. 22, 1938. Services are entrusted to Dean’s Funeral Home. 7/3/19