Obituaries

Judith Lynn Baker

LISBON-Judith Lynn "Judy" Baker, 78, passed away unexpectedly Friday. Mrs. Baker was born March 18, 1940, one of 11 children born of the late John and Grace Marie (Haney) O'Neil. A 1958 graduate of Lisbon David Anderson High School, Judy worked as a clerk for almost 20 years at the ...

Walter R. Hough

SALEM — Walter R. Hough, 94, of Salem passed away on May 25, 2019 at Blossom Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. e was born on Sept. 29, 1924 in Columbiana, the son of the late John Hough and Gertrude (Bishop) Hough. An Army veteran of WWII, he served with the 78th Lightning ...

Walter Hough

SALEM-Walter Hough, 94, died at 4:05 p.m. Saturday at the Blossom Nursing and Rehab Center. Arrangements are pending at Stark Memorial Funeral and Cremation Service. 5/26/19

Robert Mounts Zimmerman

SALEM—Robert Mounts Zimmerman, 86, of Salem passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at The Courtyard at Lexington, which he called home. He was born on March 9, 1933 in Salem, Ohio, the only son of the late Clifford L. and Hazel V. (Mounts) Zimmerman. He graduated from Salem High ...

Betty I. Leininger

SALEM – Betty I. Leininger, 83, died at 6:58 a.m. Thursday, May 23, 2019 at her home. She was born Jan. 17, 1936 in Salem, Ohio, a daughter of the late Victor J. and Nora P. (Good) Padurean. Betty was the proud owner and operator of the Lisbon Dairy Queen, with her husband Fred, for 40 ...

Michael Robert Scott

SEBRING—Michael Robert Scott, 67, of Sebring passed away on Wednesday at Aultman Hospital in Canton. Michael was born in Ravenna, Ohio on Feb. 19, 1952, a son of the late Oakey and Magdaline (McRobie) Scott Sr. He worked with his family at Scott Drilling and Alliance Wholesalers. Survivors ...

Charles E. Bailey

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Charles E. Bailey of Louisville, Ky., died on May 23, 2019. He was born in Salem on Nov. 28, 1929 to Edward and Sue Bailey. He was preceded in death by his wife Shelby Bailey. 5/25/19

Betty I. Leininger

SALEM – Betty I. Leininger, 83, died at 6:58 a.m. Thursday at her home. Arrangements are pending at Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services. 5/24/19

Shawn Allen Pickens

LISBON—Shawn Allen Pickens, 48, very unexpectedly died May 17 at U Mass Memorial Hospital in Worcester, Mass., surrounded by his family. He was born on Oct. 19, 1970 in Salem City Hospital, Salem, Ohio. He was a lifelong resident of Lisbon. He graduated from David Anderson HS/Columbiana ...

Michael Robert Scott

SEBRING—Michael Robert Scott, 67, of Sebring died Wednesday at Aultman Hospital in Canton. Arrangements are pending at Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home in Sebring. http://www.grfuneralhome.com 5/24/19

Harold S. Court

ALLIANCE—Harold S. Court, 68, of Alliance died at his home on Thursday. Arrangements are pending at Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home in Sebring. http://www.grfuneralhome.com. 5/24/19

Sandra Jean Campbell

SALEM—Sandra Jean Campbell (nee Cosma) of Salem passed away after a brief illness on Friday, May 17, at the age of 77. Sandy was born to the late Stella and Charles Cosma on July 12, 1941 in Salem. She grew up as the eldest of five siblings and attended Salem High School. Sandy is ...

John W. Bricker

TAMPA, Fla.—John W. Bricker, 70, died May 21, 2019 in Tampa, Fla. after a long illness. He was born to the late Archie L. and Miriam D. Bricker. John is survived by his sons, Robbert Bricker of Pittsburgh, Pa. and Stephen Bricker of Tampa, Fla.; daughter, Stacey Butcher of Youngstown, ...

Ralph Richard Guappone

LISBON—Ralph Richard Guappone, 83, of Alice Avenue, passed away at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at his home with his family by his side. Mr. Guappone was born Oct. 5, 1935 in Salem, a son of the late Daniel A. and Adeline (Buccilli) Guappone, and had lived all of his life in the area. A 1954 ...

Elayne G. Rukenbrod

SALEM— Graveside services for Elayne G. Rukenbrod will be held at 1 p.m. June 2 at Grandview Cemetery in Salem. 5/23/19

Robert Zimmerman

SALEM—Robert Zimmerman, 86, of Salem died early Wednesday morning at his home. Calling hours will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the First Christian Church in Salem. Funeral services will follow at noon at the church. A full obituary will be forthcoming. Arrangements are by ...

Elayne G. Rukenbrod

RICHMOND, Va.—Elayne G. Rukenbrod, 91, formerly of Salem, died Feb. 7 at Little Sisters of the Poor in Richmond, Va. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard “Rick” Rukenbrod Jr. Survivors include her daughter, Trina Gardner (Terry), two grandchildren and four ...

Dr. William R. Rousseau, MD

SALEM – Dr. William R. Rousseau, MD died at 1:37 p.m. Monday at Whispering Pines in Columbiana. Arrangements are pending at Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services. 5/22/19

Samuel E. Huston

ENON VALLEY—Samuel E. Huston, 66, a lifelong resident of Enon Valley, died Sunday at the Heritage Valley Beaver Medical Center. He was born March 26, 1953, in New Castle, Pa., son of the late Galen and Jean McElroy Huston. He served in the Army National Guard for over seven years. He was ...

Frank Tucker

BERLIN CENTER—Frank Tucker, 82, passed away peacefully at his home with family by his side on May 18, 2019. He was born May 31, 1936 in Lisbon, Ohio a son of Elisha and Susannah Tucker. Frank married Joan Baker (Cooper, Smith) March 19, 1977. He and his wife lived in Salem, Ohio and ...