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Obituaries

Linda Kay (Cartwright) Bandy

Linda Kay (Cartwright) Bandy, 70, while under hospice care in her earthly home, was called on Friday, January 10, 2020 to her eternal home by her Savior Jesus Christ, in whom she placed her faith and trust. She did not lose her battle with triple-negative breast cancer, but rather fought the ...

Barbara Elaine Fortunato Gibson

OLAND — Prayers will begin Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m. at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Poland Chapel 2726 Center Rd. (Rt 224) followed at 10 a.m. by a Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Family Church for Barbara Elaine Fortunato Gibson, 80, of Poland, who died suddenly early Saturday ...

George Smearsoll

SALEM – George Smearsoll, 81, died at 10:44 p.m. Friday, Jan.10, 2020 at the Salem Regional Medical Center.  He was born April 1, 1938 in Pemberville, Ohio, the son of Paul and Anna (Avers) Smearsoll. George was a machine maintenance mechanic for 24 years at KD Manufacturing in Orwell ...

Mildred F. Jackson

ROGERS — Mildred F. Jackson, 101, a lifelong resident of Rogers, passed away at 12:07 a.m Sunday at her residence with family by her side. She was born June 30, 1918 in Mercer County, Pa., daughter of the late Frederick and Henrietta Richael Cooper. She was a member of the Columbiana ...

Mary Lou Wendt

SALEM – Mary Lou Wendt, 74, died at 6:10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, 2020 at the Blossom Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.  She was born March 19, 1945 in Canton, daughter of the late Howard L. and Grace (Wortman) Sweitzer.  Mary Lou worked for the Blackhawk Automotive Plastics (Ventra) for ...

Community Hospice volunteer open house set

SALEM — A Community Hospice volunteer open house will be held from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at 2341 E. State St., Unit B, Salem for anyone who’s been thinking about volunteering and doesn’t know what or where to volunteer time. Please stop into the Community Hospice office and ...

Dorothy Elenor McKinley

SALEM — Dorothy Elenor McKinley, 92, died at 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020 at her home. She was born May 3, 1927 in North Conway, N.H., the daughter of the late Benjamin and Ora (Sinnett) Phinney. Dorothy has been resident of the Salem area since 1958 and was a waitress for seven years at ...

John J. Butch Jr.

BELOIT —  John J. Butch Jr., 70, died Friday, January 10, 2020 at his residence. John was born August, 31, 1949, a son of the late John J. Butch Sr. and Elizabeth (Baird) Butch. He was a 1967 graduate of West Brach High School. John was an avid Ohio State, Notre Dame, and Cleveland ...

Edward Andrew “Andy” Dickey

LEETONIA – Edward Andrew “Andy” Dickey, 44, died at 7:38 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020 at the Mercy Health – St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital.  He was born July 6, 1975 in Salem the son of Arnold A. Dickey Sr. and the late Marcia A. (Vulcan) Dickey.  Andy was a member of the ...

Brian Keith Seevers

LISBON— Brian Keith Seevers, 53, of Center Street, passed away unexpectedly at 12:36 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9 in the emergency room at Salem Regional Medical Center. Brian was born Feb. 1, 1966 in Salem, a son of the late Charles “Ted” Seevers and Carol E. (Poynter) Seevers Kniseley, and ...

Richard Josiah Glendening

EAST PALESTINE—Richard Josiah Glendening 78, of East Palestine, formerly of Highlandtown, died Dec. 14 at Christian House in East Palestine. He was born on Nov. 5, 1941 in East Liverpool, the son of the late Josiah and Isabelle (Duke) Glendening. He was a Sargent, Military Police in the ...

Margaret Joan (Ewing) Copley

LEETONIA— Margaret Joan (Ewing) Copley, 76, of Leetonia, formerly of Greenford, died early Saturday morning, Jan. 4 at her home. She was born on Nov. 20, 1943 in Greenford, daughter of the late Harvey and Wanda (Miller) Ewing. She was a graduate of the Greenford High School and was a ...

Rita Michalak

NEW WATERFORD—Rita Michalak, 95, a lifelong resident of New Waterford, passed away Jan. 8 at home surrounded by family. She was born Dec. 7, 1924 in New Waterford, daughter of the late James and Anna Perry Ferris. Rita was a 1942 graduate of New Waterford Schools, and went on later in ...

Rosalie Shannon

SALEM— Rosalie Shannon, 71, of Salem died at her home Sunday night, Jan. 5. Arrangements are pending at Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem. 1/11/20

Lawrence B. Gorby

NEW WATERFORD—Lawrence B. Gorby, 86, a longtime resident of the area, passed away Jan. 8 at the Salem Regional Medical Center. He was born April 29, 1933 in Middleton Township, son of the late Bartlett and Lillian Gertrude Wilson Gorby. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Lois Hixson ...

Rita Michalak

NEW WATERFORD—Rita Michalak, 95, a lifelong resident of New Waterford, passed away Jan. 8 at home surrounded by family. Arrangements are pending with the Linsley-Royal Funeral Home in East Palestine. www.linsley-royal.com 1/10/20

Mary Durstine McArtor Reynolds

TEQUESTA, Fla.— Mary Durstine McArtor Reynolds, 55, passed away on Jan. 7, 2020, after a courageous five-year battle with metastatic endometrial cancer. She was born in Durham, N.C. and later moved with her family to Salem, Ohio where she spent her childhood years. She attended Western ...

Joshua Costa

RESTON, Va.—Joshua Costa, 41, passed away suddenly after an unexpected illness on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020 at his home in Reston, Va. Joshua was born on Sept. 16, 1978 in Salem, Ohio to Kathryn and Alex Costa. Joshua graduated from West Branch High School in Beloit, Ohio in 1997. Joshua graduated ...

Norman D. Sweeney

ESTERO, Fla.—Norman D. Sweeney, beloved father, 93, of Canfield, Ohio and Edgewood, Ky., died at his home in Estero, Fla., January 5, 2020. He was born on a farm in Canfield, Ohio to the late Walter and Jessie (Kidd) Sweeney, fourth of 10 children. He served in the Army Infantry, 13th ...

Kathryn J. Livingston

LISBON — Kathryn J. Livingston, 81, formerly of Salem, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020 at her daughter’s residence in Lisbon. She was born Oct. 16, 1938 in Wheeling, W.Va., a daughter of the late Addison H. and Ursula (Reed) Williamson. Kathryn is survived by three children, Loretta Sheerer of ...