Obituaries

William H. Bickerton

SALEM—William H. Bickerton, 66, of Salem, died at 3:36 a.m. Tuesday in the emergency room of Salem Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen and Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem. 2/27/19

Garnet Ilene Gorby

ROGERS—Garnet Ilene Gorby, 71, a lifelong resident of the area, died at the East Liverpool City Hospital unexpectedly Monday. She was born July 24, 1947 in Ohio, W.Va., daughter of the late Ray and Dorothy Burson Morris. Garnet was a graduate of Beaver Local High School and worked for a New ...

Patricia Ann Lutz

SALEM – Patricia Ann Lutz, 66, died at 11:25 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019 at Alliance Community Hospital in Alliance. She was born March 23, 1952 in Salem, a daughter of the late William J. and Dorothy Jane (McGuinn) Lutz Sr. Patricia worked as an elementary school teacher at Youngstown City ...

Nancy G. Richert

ZANEVILLE—Nancy G. Richert, 77, of Zanesville died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, at her residence. She was born May 31, 1941, in Cleveland, a daughter of the late Wilfred and Helen Burgess Greenwood. She was a pharmacist in Salem, Ohio and loved traveling, sewing and spending time with her ...

Nancy Virginia Kemp

LEETONIA—Nancy Virginia Kemp, 69, of Leetonia passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born on May 19, 1949 in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Jerome and Agnes McGarry Hiznay. Nancy had worked as a case worker for Mahoning County ...

Robert G. Whitacre

LISBON — Robert George “Bob” Whitacre, 84, of State Route 45, died at 12:50 p.m. Monday at the Salem Regional Medical Center following a recent illness. Mr. Whitacre was born Feb. 13, 1935 in Rogers, a son of the late Donald LeRoy and Olive Virginia (Walter) Whitacre and had lived all ...

Mary Leona Slagle

SALEM— Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Greenford Lutheran Church for Mary Leona Slagle, 88, formerly of Canfield who passed away Saturday morning, Feb. 23, 2019 at Blossom Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Salem. Leona was born on Sept. 26, 1930 in Greenford, the daughter of ...

Edward L. Karlen

SALEM — Edward L. Karlen, 76, of Salem passed away Saturday, Feb. 23, surrounded by his family. He was born June 27, 1942, a son of the late Norman and Clara (Miller) Karlen. Ed graduated from Goshen High School, he was in the Army Reserves and worked on the family farm, Karlen Farms. Ed ...

Donald Lee Palmer

SALEM—Donald Lee Palmer, 91, of Salem died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019 at Blossom Nursing Home. He was born on July 5, 1927. A gathering of friends and family will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Salem AMVETS, 750 S. Broadway Ave. You may view his obituary online at www.brownfhonline.com. ...

Patricia Lutz

SALEM – Patricia Lutz, 66, died at 11:25 p.m. Sunday at Alliance Community Hospital in Alliance. Arrangements are pending at Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services. 2/26/19

Stephen R. Mitchell

ALLIANCE—Stephen R. Mitchell, 69, went home with the Lord on Feb. 22, 2019 at his home surrounded by his devoted family. He was born April 24, 1949 in Marietta, Ohio to the late Russell and Emily (Carpenter) Mitchell. He was retired from Walsh University where he proudly served as Campus ...

Concetta I. Carfora

LEETONIA—Concetta I. Carfora, 85, of Leetonia died on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019 at Salem Regional Medical Center. She was born on Aug. 3, 1933 in Steubenville, Ohio, the daughter of the late Albert and Carolina Arcurri Buffone. Although born in Ohio, Concetta was raised in Italy and moved ...

Paul V. Calabrese Sr.

LEETONIA—Paul V. Calabrese Sr., 73, passed away Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 at Vibra Hospital of Mahoning Valley. Mr. Calabrese was born on July 8, 1945 in Salem, the son of the late Peter and Catherine Guido Calabrese. He lived in this area for most of his life until moving to Jacksonville, ...

Andrea Macuich

LISBON—Andrea (Miller) Macuich, “Andi”, 76, a longtime resident of Lisbon died Saturday at her home. Andrea was the daughter of Andrew and Elouise (Chamberlain) Miller. She grew up on the family farm near Signal, Ohio where she was the oldest of six children. After graduating from ...

Edward L. Karlen

SALEM—Edward L. Karlen, 76, died at 11:52 a.m. Saturday at the Aultman Hospital in Canton. Arrangements are pending the Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services. 2/25/19

Hazel L. Todd

EAST PALESTINE—Hazel L. Todd, 92, of East Palestine died at 7 p.m. Thursday at Hospice House of Poland. Hazel was born Dec. 4, 1926 in Rogers, a daughter of the late Thomas and Mary L. (Burson) Crowl, and had been a life-long resident of East Palestine. She had worked as a rivet welder ...

Donald Behner

SALEM—Donald Behner, 94, went home with the Lord on Feb. 16, 2019 at Brookdale of Salem. He was born Aug. 13, 1924. Donald was retired from the United States Department of Agriculture. He is survived by the love of his life, Edna (Thompson) Behner, whom he married Dec. 1, 1952; daughters, ...

Betty J. Hughes

ALLIANCE—Betty J. Hughes, 91, of Alliance, formerly of Sebring, died Thursday at Bel Air Care Center. Betty was born in Sebring on Nov. 19, 1927, a daughter of the late Homer O. and Ruth M. (Christy) Miller. She worked at Perkins Family Restaurant in Sebring for several years and was a ...

Magda C. Bujdoso

NEWARK, Ohio-Magda C. Bujdoso, 82, of Newark, Ohio, formerly of Lisbon, passed away peacefully Tuesday afternoon at Sharon Brooke, Assisted Living Residence in Newark. To view a full obituary, visit www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com. 2/21/19

Ronald Lee Bowman

SALEM — Ronald Lee Bowman, 71, died at 10:12 p.m. Tuesday at Salem Regional Medical Center. He was born Dec. 5, 1947 in Girard, Ohio, the son of the late Clarence and Violet (Girard) Bowman. He had previously worked as a laborer at American Standard. He was a 1966 graduate of Crestview ...