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Obituaries

Bernard Andrew Ritteger

Bernard Andrew Ritteger, 84, of Rogers died at 11:10 a.m. Tuesday at his home. He was born on July 21, 1936, in Mahoning County, son of Cyril and Lillian (Taylor) Ritteger. Arrangements by the Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem. 3/4/21

Martin Andrew ‘Mickey’ Thompson

Martin Andrew “Mickey” Thompson, 81, of Wellsville died Feb. 23 following a brief illness. He was born April 27, 1939, in Wellsville, the son of the late Mary Edda (Layne) and Frank David Thompson Sr. Roberts Funeral Home in Wellsville is handling the arrangements. 3/4/21

Maksis Ancis Grins

COLUMBIANA — Maksis Ancis Grins, 100, passed away Thursday, February 25, 2021, at his home in Columbiana. Maksis was born on December 2, 1920, in Daudzumos, Latvia, son of Karlis and Milda Grins. They lived in the area of Iles Pagasta and he went to school in Jaunpile, and Abguldes ...

James ‘Jim’ R. Hogue

Columbiana — James “Jim” R. Hogue, age 77, of Columbiana, died on Monday, March 1, 2021 at Mercy Health St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital. He was born on June 7, 1943 in Enon Valley, PA, son of the late Samuel W. and Waunetta Irene Roshon Hogue. Jim had worked as an auto mechanic for ...

Robert Gene Meister

Robert Gene Meister, 71, of Florida, passed away peacefully on Dec. 31, 2020 to be with the Lord in the Daytona Beach Halifax Medical Center. Bob was born in Salineville on Nov. 12, 1949, a son of the late Lloyd Meister, Sr., and Addie Louise Ketchum Meister. In addition to his parents, he ...

Sarah ‘Sally’ J. Martin

East Palestine — Sarah “Sally” J. Martin, 65, passed away peacefully at her home March 2, 2021 with her family by her side. Sally was born July 31, 1955 in Rochester, PA, daughter of the late Harry and Betty Stone McLaughlin. She has resided in East Palestine since 2016, coming from ...

William Glenn Ketchum

William Glenn Ketchum (Bill) fought a hard fight but left this world on March 1, 2021. He was 82. He was born at home in Lisbon on April 22, 1938, the son of the late Homer S. Ketchum and Evelyn Jarvis VanRoyen. He spent much of his childhood on the Jarvis farm in Highlandtown and in ...

Walburga Katharina Spack

Walburga Katharina Spack, 95, of Salem, died Saturday February 27, 2021 at her home. She was born November 20, 1925 in Ochtendung, Germany, daughter of the late Johann and Barbara (Weiler) Simon. She was the owner of the former Lamplight Cafeteria in Salem. Walburga was a member of Emmanuel ...

Death Notices

Richard Cole SALEM — Richard W. “Dick” Cole, 77, of Salem, died Saturday after a three-year battle with IPF lung disease. He was born Feb. 7, 1944 in Mt. Pleasant, Pa., the son of John and Clara (Bryan) Cole. Arrangements are by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation ...

Death Notices

William Fleming Jr. EAST LIVERPOOL — William James “Big Cuz” Fleming, Jr., 67, of West Sixth Street, died at 6 p.m. Friday at the Calcutta Health Care Center following a lengthy illness. Born Jan. 19, 1954, he was the son of William J. and Josephine DeSarro Fleming. Arrangements are by ...