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Obituaries

Della Smith

East Palestine — Della M. Smith, 86, a lifelong resident of East Palestine, passed away October 31, 2019 at the Hospice House in Poland following a brief illness. Della was born April 7, 1933 in Beaver, PA, daughter of the late Raymond and Florence Riggs Hogue. She was a member of the ...

John Gasser

Columbiana — John Albert Gasser, 93, of East Park Ave., passed away early Monday, October 28, 2019 at Whispering Pines in Columbiana. Mr. Gasser was born December 31, 1925 in Youngstown, Ohio, a son of the late Eugene and Bertha (Labbe) Gasser, and had lived most of his life in Kinsman ...

Rita Dean

Rita Carol Dean, 63, of Bremen, passed away on Wednesday, October 30th, 2019 at the Pickering House. Rita was born on December 27th, 1955 in Salem, Ohio to the late Lowell and Ernestine Honeywell. She was a 1974 graduate of Lisbon High School and a member of the Emanuel Lutheran Church in ...

Robert Nicholson

WELLSVILLE — Robert E. Nicholson, 98, died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019 at the Crandall Medical Center in Sebring. Born in Yellow Creek Township on Aug. 8, 1921, he was the son of John E. and Beulah P. McDonald Nicholson, He spent most of his life working the family farm on Nicholson Road. ...

Gary Hostetter

New Waterford — Gary R. Hostetter, 70, passed away peacefully October 29, 2019 at 9:00 AM at his home with family. Gary was born November 6, 1948 in Salem, Ohio, to the late Floyd and Jean Souders Hostetter. He served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of the Vietnam War, proudly serving in ...

Lorelei Purton

EAST LIVERPOOL — Lorelei A. Purton, 80, of East Liverpool, died Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at Valley Oaks. Born in East Liverpool on Nov. 3, 1938, she was the daughter of the late John McKelvey and Helen Holzworth McKelvey Clark. A lifetime area resident, she worked as a sales clerk for ...

Ricky ‘Rick’ Michaels

COLUMBUS, Miss. — Ricky “Rick” Linden Michaels, 53, died Friday, October 11, 2019. Born July 22, 1966 in Salem, he was the son of Clarence “Butch” L. Michaels and Lezlie (Fred) (Menough) Thompson. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, he was an enforcement specialist, having earned ...

Priscilla Clark

WELLSVILLE — Priscilla A. Clark, 81, of Wellsville, died Tuesday, October 29, 2019. Born Jan. 3, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Salvator and Mary Pacella. A member of Christian Assembly Church in Industry, Pa., she retired from Leroy’s Jewelers after working 35 ...

Paul Power

WELLSVILLE — Paul W. Power, 71, of Wellsville, died Friday, October 25, 2019 in Columbus following a lengthy illness. Born in Norwalk on June 29, 1948, he was the son of the late Charles W. and Betty Jane (Lucal) Power. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he worked as a consultant for nuclear ...

Susan Crew

SALEM — Susan K. Crew, 72, died Wednesday. Arrangements are pending at Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services. 10/31/19