Obituaries

Robert Valentine

Leetonia — Robert J. Valentine, age 82, of Leetonia, died on Friday, June 15, 2018 at Salem Regional Medical Center. He was born on July 6, 1935 in Rochester, PA., a son of the late Oakland and Cecilia Chleba Valentine. Bob started his career working as a diesel mechanic in Youngstown ...

Kayla Vallas

COLUMBIANA — Kayla E. Vallas, 39, of Columbiana, entered into eternal rest Saturday, June 9, 2018 at her home, surrounded by her loving family, after a courageous battle with breast cancer. She was born September 7, 1978 in Youngstown, the daughter of Donald David and Janet (Mitchell) Everly, ...

Angela Gorby – Aucoin

Angela R. Gorby – Aucoin, 87, of East Palestine, Ohio passed away on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at her residence. She was born on April 12, 1931 in East Liverpool, Ohio the daughter of Daniel and Josephine Atkinson Conner. Angela is survived by her loving family, her daughters, Evelyn (John) ...

John White

Salineville — John Charles White, 57, died June 16, 2018 at Heritage Valley Beaver in Beaver, Pa. with his family at his side. John was born June 28, 1960, in Akron, OH. a son of the late James and Doris Oden White. John graduated from Southern Local High School and worked for 25 years at ...

Robert Fickes

MINERVA — Robert D. Fickes, 60, of North Market Street, died at his home at 6:25 a.m. Friday following a brief battle with cancer. Born in East Liverpool on Feb. 4, 1958, he was the son of the late Ronald W. and Kathleen Jones Fickes. He had cut grass for Bates Lawn Service at one time ...

Merry Tausch

SALEM — Merry Beth Tausch, 74, died Thursday at her home. Born Feb. 4, 1944 in Youngstown, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Elinor (Carlisle) Detchon., and grew up in Sebring. She worked as a vocational special education coordinator for the Columbiana County Career Center and ...

Norma James

COLUMBIANA — Norma Jean James, 71, of Columbiana, died early Saturday morning at the Hospice House in Poland. Born March 26, 1947, in Poland, she was the daughter of Emil and Anna (Krachko) Nenadic. She worked as a teacher’s aide for many years and had been a member of the Calvary ...

Susan Distelhorst

SALEM — Susan (Kastenhuber) Distelhorst, 65, of Tybee Island, Ga., formerly of Salem and Columbus, died Friday at her home. Arrangements are pending at Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem. 6/17/18

Gary Hall

LISBON — Gary F. Hall, age 83 of Lisbon, went home to be with the Lord June 12, after a courageous battle with leukemia. He was the son of the late Robert E. Hall and Thelma Grimm Hall. Gary was preceded in death by his loving wife, Ila (Brinker) Hall, whom he was married to for 58 ...

David Adkins

WELLSVILLE — David L. Adkins, 75, of Clark Avenue, died Friday at his home following a brief illness. He was born May 7, 1943, in East Liverpool, a son of the late Wilfred and Ruth Eck Adkins. He worked for various area potteries at one time and retired from the former Sterling China ...