Obituaries

Danny ‘Buck’ Simpson

SALEM — Danny “Buck” Edward Simpson, 62, of Salem, died at 6:04 p.m. Wednesday, at the Salem Regional Medical Center. He was born Jan. 31, 1955, the son of Gladys (Thorn) Simpson and the late Walter Simpson Sr. He was employed at Hunt Valve as a machinist for 37 years and was Protestant ...

Herman Gray III

SALEM — Herman Gray III, 35, of Salem, died at 9 a.m. Wednesday. He was born Sept. 13, 1982 in Duluth, Ga., the son of Herman R. and Debra Gray Jr., and the late Amy Brown. He was the owner of The Body Shop in Salem. In addition to his father, survivors include a son, Brayden Gray of ...

Barbara Near

STRONGSVILLE — Barbara Jean (Gray) Near, 90, of Strongsville, died suddenly on Saturday. A homemaker, she was born and raised in Lisbon. She was preceded in death by her first husband, David P. Kuhns, and her second husband, Jess E. Near. Survivors include a daughter, Beatrice M. ...

Judy Utley

COLUMBIANA — Judy Ann Tanner Utley, 72 of Nelsonville, formerly of Columbiana, died Tuesday evening at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. Born May 24, 1945 in Clarksburg, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Melvin and Georgia Lorraine Ferguson. She was employed in factory work ...

Reed ‘Tom’ Boon

Reed A. “Tom” Boon, age 89 of Salem, Ohio, died September 17, 2017 at the Blossom Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Salem. He was born October 5, 1927 in Mantua, Ohio, to Carl G. and Vera (nee: Reed) Boon. He was a member of Bethesda Presbyterian Church, he was an avid reader, ...

Donald Cook

EAST LIVERPOOL — Donald W. “Don” Cook, 76, of East Liverpool, died at 5:10 p.m. Tuesday at East Liverpool City Hospital. A son of the late Robert and Alma Buchholz Cook, he was born in Rochester, Pa. on Feb, 17, 1941. A veteran of the U.S Marine Corps, he worked at the former ...

Joan Felger

EAST PALESTINE — Joan K. Felger, 70, of East Palestine, died at 2:40 p.m. Tuesday at the Covington Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born Nov. 5, 1946 in Cambridge, the daughter of the late Willard and Goldie (Binon) Smith. Survivors include her children, Kelly Schultz of ...

Jake LaMotta, boxer who inspired ‘Raging Bull,’ dies at 95

Jake LaMotta, an iron-fisted battler who brawled his way to a middleweight title and was later memorialized by Robert De Niro in the film “Raging Bull,” has died. He was 95. The former middleweight champion died Tuesday at a Miami-area hospital from complications of pneumonia, according ...

Suzanne Holloway

Leetonia — Suzanne W. Holloway, 70, of Leetonia, died Tuesday morning, September 19, 2017 at her home with her family at her side. Suzanne was born March 4, 1947 in Salem, a daughter of the late John G. “Jack” and Elsie M. Ibbotson Woods and had lived in this area all of her life. She ...

Naomi Brown

Naomi Jean Brown, age 90 of Salem, OH, passed away September 18, 2017 at Blossom Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Salem. She was born September 17, 1927 in Dilltown, PA, daughter of Edwin and Eva (Ramage) Pryer. Naomi graduated from Youngstown Hospital in 1948 and had worked as a ...