Obituaries

Norman B. Esterly Jr.

Funeral services celebrating the life of Norman B. Esterly Jr., 89, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, August 15, at the Lane Funeral Home, Canfield Chapel. Norman passed away Monday morning, August 12, 2019 at Omni Manor. He was born July 11, 1930 in Columbiana, Ohio the son of Norman B. ...

William J. Wheatley

SALEM — William J. Wheatley, 78, died Tuesday, at his residence surrounded by his family. He was born Dec. 23, 1940 in Minerva, a son of the late Charles A. and Naomi (Gross) Wheatley.  Bill last worked at Miller Holzworth and previously at Warren Molded Plastics. He was a ...

George Mihalich

EAST LIVERPOOL – George Mihalich, 87, of East Liverpool, formerly of Ambridge, Pa., died Monday evening at his home following a lengthy illness. Born in Ambridge, Sept. 26, 1931, he was a son of the late John and Mary Ihnatko Mihalich. He was a member of the Ambridge High School ...

Heather Esterline

EAST LIVERPOOL — Heather Renee Esterline, 49, of East Liverpool, died Sunday following a long battle with cancer. Born in East Liverpool on July 2, 1970, she was a daughter of Larry E. Esterline and Carol (Lonkert) Esterline. Living her entire life in this area, she was a 1988 ...

Heather Renee Esterline

EAST LIVERPOOL — Heather Renee Esterline, 49 of East Liverpool, died Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019. Arrangements are pending at the Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes in Calcutta. 8/13/19

Benjamin ‘Benny’ Lydic Jr.

SEARCY, Ark. — Benjamin Franklin “Benny” Lydic Jr., 52, of Searcy, died at 5:09 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, 2019 as the result of an accident in front of the hospital in Searcy. A former area resident, he was born June 3, 1967 in Youngstown, he was the son of Louise Irene (Sowers) Lydic ...

John Anthony Zamora

SALEM — John Anthony Zamora, 63 died at 11:53 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019 at the Salem Regional Medical Center. Born Dec. 2, 1955 in Salem, he was the son of the late John and Fay (Kenst) Zamora. He was Catholic by faith. Survivors include three sisters, Patty (Charles) Marple of ...

Emogene A. Rowe

EAST LIVERPOOL — Emogene A. Rowe, of East Liverpool, died Sunday morning, Aug. 11, 2019 at the Orchards of East Liverpool following a lengthy illness. Born in Ironton on April 3, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Joseph A. and Flora Mae Moore Wineka. A resident of this area most of ...

Earl ‘Randy’ Durand Smith

Earl “Randy” Durand Smith was born April 16, 1963. He passed away August 11, 2019 at home in Shelbyville, Tennessee. My wife would say peacefully, but there was nothing peaceful at our house. I have lived a good life, some would say a little risky, but I enjoyed it. I leave behind my ...

James W. Smith

GAVERS — James W. Smith, 85, of Gavers, died Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019 at his home. Born in Manifold, Pa., on July 23, 1934, he was the son of the late John Edward and Genieve (Black) Smith. He worked most of his life as a truck driver, both as independent and with various companies. He ...