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Obituaries

Benjamin Phillips, Sr.

SALEM — Benjamin Rue Phillips, Sr., 71, of Salem, died at 12:28 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, at Salem Regional Medical Center. Born on June 17, 1948, in Leetonia, he was the son of the late Paul and Elsie (Ingledue) Phillips. He worked at Pittsburgh Foundry for 11 years, followed by ...

Daniel Crawford

SALEM — Daniel Lee Crawford, 53, died at 8:16 a.m. Sunday at Salem Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services. 2/4/20

James Huston

Negley — James M. Huston, 48, a lifelong resident of Negley, passed away January 31, 2020 at his home unexpectedly of natural causes. He was born September 19, 1971 in Salem, the son of James H. and Kay Hill Huston. Jim was a 1989 graduate of Beaver Local High School and the Columbiana ...

Donald Robb

East Palestine — Donald Edward Robb, 54, of East Palestine passed away, January 31, 2020 at Vibra Hospital of Mahoning Valley. A faithful husband and father, a loving son and brother, a dependable friend of many … this is the Don Robb we celebrate. He was born in Salem, Ohio on August ...

Barbara Grunick

Washingtonville — Barbara Lee Grunick, age 71, of Washingtonville, died on February 1, 2020 at Mercy Health St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital. She was born on August 27, 1948 in Salem, OH, daughter of the late Floyd and Doris Seidel Ward. Barbara had worked as a Cashier at Walmart and was a ...

Larry McKnight

Larry Wayne McKnight, 74, of Minerva made his exit from this life on January 31st, 2020. After 54 years of marriage to his wife it was thought he could survive anything. Tragically, he became suddenly ill and lost the fight. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, February 5th at First ...

Jackie Beckner

WARREN — Jackie Paul ‘Jack’ Beckner, 88, of Warren, Ohio, passed away Jan. 21, 2020 at his son’s home in Niles, Mich., following a short battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his family when he passed. Born Dec. 19, 1931 in Chester, W.Va., he was a son to the late Lewie A (John) ...

John Reed, Sr.

BOARDMAN — John Thomas Reed, Sr. went to be with the Lord January 24, 2020 at Greenbriar Care Center in Boardman following an extended illness. He was born the only child to Clarence and Dorothy Reed August 17, 1945, in Canton, Ohio. John graduated from Minerva High School in 1963, ...

Donald Rowe

EAST LIVERPOOL — Donald R. Rowe, 72, of East Liverpool, died Friday, Jan. 31, 2020 at the Orchards of East Liverpool. Born in Ironton on March 15, 1947, he was the son of the late Harold E. and Emogene (Wineka) Rowe, and lived most of his life in East Liverpool. A 1965 graduate of East ...

Helen Beachler

SALEM — Helen J. Beachler, 87, died at 1:36 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020 at her home. Born June 9, 1932 in Moatsville, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late William J. and Neva Pearl (Coffman) Poling. A homemaker, she worked many jobs in her lifetime including waitressing, laundry work ...