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Obituaries

Audrey J. “Pat” Erhardt

ROSS — Audrey J. “Pat” Erhardt, 88, of Ross, Ohio, passed away on July 10, 2018, at Hospice of Hamilton. She was born on June 20, 1930, in Leetonia, Ohio, the daughter of Roy and Tillie (Mix) Patterson. She graduated from Leetonia High School and Deaconess School of Nursing. On ...

Brett R. Braden

SALEM — Brett R. Braden, 31, of Salem, passed away at 2:32 p.m., Monday, July 9, 2018, at his home. He was born Dec. 8, 1986, in Alliance, Ohio to Scott R. and Barbara J. (McCreadie) Braden. A graduate of West Branch High School, Brett attended Youngstown State University. He worked as ...

John Kinser

MINERVA — John Kinser, 73, of Minerva, formerly of Damascus and Salem, died Friday at Alliance Community Hospital. Born Feb. 7, 1945, in Beloit, he was the son of Rex and Mary (Stewart) Kinser. Mr. Kinser was a self-employed truck driver for over 30 years and went by the handle “Easy ...

Dr. Howard L. Moore Jr. DDS

SEBRING — Dr. Howard L. Moore Jr. DDS, 95, of Sebring formerly of Salem, died at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 24, 2018, at Copeland Oaks Retirement Community with family by his side. He was born on March 21, 1923, in Girard, Ohio, the son of the late Howard L. and Ann (Wormer) Moore Sr. Howard ...

Darlene Yagello

SALEM – Darlene Yagello, 65, died Monday morning at her home. She was born July 13, 1952 in Salem, the daughter of the late William and Isabelle (Libert) Farkas. She was a Protestant by faith. Survivors include a son, Stephen B. Yagello II of Massillon; two sisters, Lillian Amelung of ...

Tara Lynn (Eddinger) Hamilton

SALEM — Tara Lynn (Eddinger) Hamilton, 45, of Salem passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at University Hospital in Cleveland on July 8, 2018. She was born in Youngstown, Ohio on Feb. 5, 1973, the daughter of Tom and Darlene (Irvine) Eddinger. Tara was a 1991 graduate of ...

Vivian Sanders

LISBON—Vivian Marie “Nana” Sanders, 90, formerly of Sunset Drive, died at 12:45 p.m. Saturday at Parkside Health Care Center. Vivian was born Sept. 4, 1927 in Salineville, a daughter of the late Harry Maher Duncan and Doris Mae (Welsh) Duncan. Vivian grew up in Salineville, and held ...

Randal Lee Keefer

SALEM—Randal Lee Keefer, 68, of Salem, died at 1:27 p.m. Saturday at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Youngstown. Arrangements are pending at Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem. 7/9/18

Josephine Vender Kaercher Schmidt

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Josephine Vender Kaercher Schmidt, 97, lived most of her life in Salem, Ohio, and Grand Rapids, Mich. She passed away peacefully on July 4, 2018, surrounded by family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Dominica Vender; her husbands, Lawrence ...

Mary L. Byers

LISBON—Mary L. Byers, 85, formerly of North Beaver Street, died at 12:30 p.m. Friday at Allay Senior Care. Mrs. Byers was born March 13, 1933 in Litchfield, Ohio, a daughter of the late Albert and Edna (Landfried) Reep. A former member of the Lisbon First Christian Church, Mary had worked ...

Tag Lewis

LAKE TOMAHAWK— “Tag” William Terrence Lewis Sr., 62, of Tomahawk Drive, died at 9:36 p.m. July 2 at the Queen Elizabeth Heath Services Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, following a sudden heart attack. Arrangements are pending at the Eells-Leggett-Stauffer Funeral Home, Lisbon. 7/8/18

Vivian Marie “Nana” Sanders

LISBON—Vivian Marie “Nana” Sanders, 90, formerly of Sunset Drive, died at 12:45 p.m. Saturday at Parkside Health Care Center. Arrangements are pending at the Eells-Leggett-Stauffer Funeral Home. 7/8/18

Steven W. Stalbosky

NORTH BENTON — Steven W. Stalbosky Sr., 60, died Tuesday following a long illness. He was born Jan. 18, 1958, to Joseph and Dorothy (Nichol) Stalbosky. Arrangements are handled by Dean’s Funeral Home in Sebring. 7/6/18

Kathryn J. Tallent

MASSILLON — Kathryn J. Tallent, 57, died Tuesday at Mercy Medical Center following a long illness. She was born July2, 1960, to Dewey and Nancy (Buckner) Tallent. Arrangements are handled by Open Arms Cremations in Sebring. 7/6/18

Melanie Marie (Phillis) Cisine

SALEM — Memorial services for Melanie Marie (Phillis) Cisine will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Phillips Christian Church, 35459 Salem-Grange Road, Salem. Mrs. Cisine, 43, of Concord, N.C., formerly of Salem, died at 9:10 p.m. June 12 at her home. Dinner will be served to family and friends ...

Nancy L. (Dorsey) Strabala

LEETONIA — Nancy L. (Dorsey) Strabala, 61, of state Route 164 died Wednesday at her home. Mrs. Strabala was born May 18, 1957 in Salem, a daughter of the late James W. and Geraldine Metcalf Dorsey and had lived in this area all of her life. She had been a STNA for St. Mary’s ...

Leonard J. Hoon

NEW WATERFORD — Leonard J. Hoon, 94, a lifelong area resident, died early Monday morning, at the Salem Regional Medical Center. Mr. Hoon was born May 22, 1924 in Cleveland, a son of the late John H. and Josephine M. Heisley Hoon. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. After serving in ...

Michael Andrew “Steel” Vrable

PITTSBURGH — Michael Andrew “Steel” Vrable, 51, of Pittsburgh, formerly of Columbiana, died Tuesday, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born Jan. 8, 1967 in Pittsburgh. Michael was a past member of St. Ann Catholic Church, New Galilee, PA and he was an on-air ...

Donald Burbick

COLUMBIANA — Donald Burbick, 78, of Columbiana, died, Monday at his home surrounded by his family. He was born May 19, 1940, a son of the late Leon and Kathleen Oesch Burbick. Mr. Burbick was a self-employed carpenter for 20 years and worked for D and V Trucking, after retiring he went ...

Jackie “Jack” Lee Harding

SALEM — Jackie “Jack” Lee Harding, 79, of Salem passed away Saturday afternoon, June 30, at his home. Born Aug. 23, 1938, he was the son of the late Roy Harding and Della (Dodge) Stevens. An Army veteran, Jack spent many years working at the former A&P meatpacking plant in Salem, ...