Obituaries

Carol A. (Gbur) Blair

NORTH LIMA — Carol A. (Gbur) Blair, 56, of Maplecroft Road, died unexpectedly at 3:13 p.m. Friday at Mercy Health St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital following a sudden illness. Born Jan. 12, 1963 in Salem, she was the daughter of the late Steve Joseph Gbur, Jr. and the late Irene E. (Mellon) ...

Patricia ‘Pat’ Heacock

Poland, Ohio — Patricia L. Heacock, 86, of Hanoverton passed away Thursday, March 7, 2019 at Hospice House in Poland following a brief illness. Pat was born in East Liverpool, Ohio on December 12, 1932 a daughter of the late Orland D. and Gladys P. (Coursin) Cunningham. Pat enjoyed ...

Martha Taggart

Martha M. Taggart, 92, of Hanoverton, passed away on March 7, 2019 at home, surrounded by her family. Martha was born on May 2, 1926 in Summitville, the daughter of the late John and Angelina (Giovinasi) Arsuffi. Martha loved to cooking, gardening, decorating and restoring antiques. She ...

Carl Leroy Taylor

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. — Carl Leroy Taylor, 71, of Punta Gorda, Fla., passed away the 27th day of February 2019 at Tidewell Hospice of Port Charlotte, Florida. As a United States Naval Veteran, a Military Honors ceremony will be held Monday the 25th day of March 2019 at 11 a.m. at the Sarasota ...

James Ronald “Ron” Gause

PORT CHARLOTTE, FLA. — James Ronald “Ron” Gause, 85, of Port Charlotte, Fla. died March 2 at the Port Charlotte Rehabilitation Center. Ron was born Dec. 3, 1933 in Canton to the late Charles and Gladys (Gruber) Gause. His employment included: 1954-1956, Hanover Township Police ...

Tim Bechtel

COLUMBIANA—Tim Bechtel, 55, of Columbiana died on Thursday at Salem Regional Medical Center. He was born on Aug. 15, 1963 in Warren, a son of Catherine Vincovich Bechtel and the late Amos Bechtel Jr. Tim had worked as a sheet metal journeyman. He is survived by his mother, Catherine ...

Ronald G. Mills

LISBON—Ronald G. Mills, 80, of state Route 517 died at 3:21 p.m. Thursday at Salem East Healthcare Center. Mr. Mills was born Jan. 14, 1939 in Lisbon, a son of the late Emil Drove Mills and the late Wilma Marjorie (Morris) Mills, and had lived in the Lisbon area all of his life. He served ...

Beverly A. Fittante

NEW WATERFORD—Beverly A. Fittante, 77, a lifelong resident of New Waterford died Thursday at the Parkside Health Care Center in Columbiana. Arrangements are pending with the Linsley-Royal Funeral Home in East Palestine. 3/9/19

Edward David Kossin

SALEM—Edward David Kossin, 67, of Salem died at 10:10 p.m. Wednesday at his home. Arrangements are Pending at Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem. 3/9/19

Alvin Stanley Cake

SALEM—Alvin Stanley Cake, 97, of Salem died at his home Monday evening. Arrangements are Pending at Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem. 3/9/19

Frederick E. Welshhans

COLUMBIANA – Frederick E. Welshhans, 77, of Columbiana died Wednesday at Convington Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation. He was born, April 21, 1941 in Steubenville, a son of the late Helen Heinz and Leroy Welshhans. Frederick worked as a supervisor with Weirton Steel Co., retiring in ...

Wilma Bingham

LEETONIA—Wilma Bingham, 103, formerly of Crestview Road in Leetonia, died Tuesday evening at St. Mary’s Alzheimer’s Center. Mrs. Bingham was born July 28, 1915 in Beaver Falls, Pa., a daughter of the late Lawrence and Stella Barnes Stokes, and had lived in this area all of her ...

Leslie E. Iler

SALEM—Leslie E. Iler, 56, of Salem died at Aultman Hospital in Canton on Wedensday. Leslie was born in Alliance on Nov. 17, 1962 the son of Lawrence and Carol (Berger) Iler; he was a graduate of West Branch High School. He is survived by his mother and five siblings, Tammy (Randy) Summers, ...

Landon Alexander Foy

LOUISVILLE—Baby, Landon Alexander Foy, died on Monday at Aultman Hospital. He was the son of Justin and Jennifer Foy. Arrangements are entrusted to Dean’s Funeral Home, Sebring, Ohio. 3/8/19

Edward Gauding

SALEM – Edward Gauding, 50, died at 11:10 p.m. Wednesday at Blossom Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Arrangements are pending at Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services. 3/8/19

Patricia Ann Zoccoli

EDINBURG—Patricia Ann Zoccoli, 75, of Edinburg died Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at her home in Edinburg. She was born in Ashtabula, Ohio on March 25, 1943, the daughter of the late Richard and Gladys (Borton) Rhodes. She was also preceded in death by her stepmother, Jenny (Paulin) Rhodes. She ...

Shirley M. Ward

LISBON—Shirley M. Ward, 92, died at 9:50 a.m. Tuesday, at the Salem Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Ward was born March 21, 1926 in Lisbon, a daughter of the late James Basel Johnson and the late Edna May (Smith) Johnson, and had lived in the Lisbon area all of her life. A 1944 graduate of ...

George Franklin Phillis

INDUSTRY, Pa.—George Franklin Phillis, 86, of Industry, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2019 in Largo, Fla. Born Dec. 4, 1932 in Salem, Ohio, he was a son of the late George and Pearl Phillis. George pursued his passion for driving in 1962 when he bought his first truck, quickly turning ...

Robert Keith Canton

CANFIELD—Robert Keith Canton, 80, formerly of South Lincoln Avenue in Salem, passed away Tuesday morning, Feb. 26, 2019 at Mercy Health-St. Elizabeth Health Center with his loving family by his side. Robert, known by his family and friends as “Bob,” was born Aug. 3, 1938 in East ...

Wilma Bingham

LEETONIA—Wilma Bingham, 103, formerly of Crestview Road in Leetonia, died Tuesday evening at St. Mary’s Alzheimer’s Center. Arrangements are pending at the Woods-Rettig Funeral Home, Leetonia. 3/7/19