Obituaries

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

Dwayne E. Burkey

DEERFIELD — Dwayne E. Burkey, 55, died Tuesday. He was born Nov. 23, 1963. Services are pending at Dean’s Funeral Home, Sebring. 3/7/19

Brenda Jean (Faith) Campbell

NEW WATERFORD — Brenda Jean (Faith) Campbell, 55, died early Monday morning at her home. Born Oct. 9, 1963 in Salem, she was a daughter of Carol A. (Corfee) Faith and the late Larry M. Faith. She had worked as a waitress at several area restaurants. She also worked in the deli at ...

James Eugene Barrett

SALEM – James Eugene Barrett, 52, died at 3:12 a.m. Monday, March 4, 2019 at Salem Regional Medical Center. He was born April 14, 1966 in Salem, Ohio, the son of Elinor (Hinkle) Barrett and the late Elmer Barrett. James had worked as a molder for 15 years at Quaker City Castings. He ...

Charles Trough

SALEM – Charles Trough, 72, died at 3:12 a.m. Monday, March 4, 2019 at Salem East Health Care. We lost a great man, a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend. Chuck was quick with his wit and loved and supported all those around him. He was fair, honest, and believed in the value ...

Patricia A. “Pat” Oesch

GUILFORD LAKE — Patricia A. “Pat” Oesch, 89, of Votaw Boulevard, died at 4:55 p.m. Monday at Brookdale Senior Living in Salem. Mrs. Oesch was born April 10, 1929 in Lisbon, a daughter of the late Clifford and Zelma Arter, and had lived most of her life in Alliance before moving to ...

Joseph J. Yaskulka

ALLIANCE — Joseph J. Yaskulka, 86, of Alliance, passed away Sunday at 7:25 a.m. at Alliance Community Hospital in Alliance. Born on Sept. 14, 1932 in Youngstown, Ohio to Joseph J. and Sally (Kossakowski) Yaskulka, he lived in Alliance for most of his life. A 1950 graduate of East High ...

James Eugene Barrett

SALEM – James Eugene Barrett, 52, died at 3:12 a.m. Monday at Salem Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services. 3/5/19

Robert E. Miller Sr.

LISBON —  Robert E. Miller Sr., 86, of North Beaver Street, died at 5:55 p.m. Sunday at Salem West Health Care Center following a recent illness. Mr. Miller was born Sept. 14, 1932 in Pittsburgh, Pa., a son of the late Emmett W. and Lola May (Hobbday) Miller, and had lived in the Lisbon ...

Kathryn M. Spillman

NEW WATERFORD—Kathryn M. Spillman, 103, of New Waterford died on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019 at her home. She was born on Nov. 3, 1915 in Akron, a daughter of the late Stephen and Juliana Peck Papai. Kathryn was a member of New Waterford Presbyterian Church where she served as a church elder ...

Rita June (Rose) Jackson

SALEM — Rita June (Rose) Jackson, 77, of Salem, died at 9:15 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28 at Blossom Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born on June 11, 1941 in Salem, the daughter of the late Bert and June (Polen) Rose. She was Catholic by faith, and worked at various locations over the ...