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Obituaries

Richard L. Eakins 1954-2020

LEAVITTSBURG — Richard Lee Eakins, 66, of Leavittsburg, passed away into eternal rest Monday, June 29, 2020, at Select Specialty Hospital in Youngstown. He was born Feb. 5, 1954, in Warren, Ohio, the son of the late Robert Theodore Eakins Sr. and Gwendolyn Faye Stone Eakins. Richard ...

Barbara E. Straw 1960-2020

WARREN — Barbara Ellen Straw, 60, died Monday, June 29, 2020, following complications of COPD. She was born Jan. 7, 1960, a daughter of Duane and Elizabeth Decker. Survivors include her children. Michael J. and Teresa M. Straw and Sarah E. Richard, all of Warren; two grandchildren; ...

Edward L. Woolf 1965-2020

NEWTON FALLS — Edward L. Woolf, 55, of Newton Falls, passed away Friday, June 26, 2020, at his residence. Ed was born on June 20, 1965, in Chatham, N.J., the son of John and Sandra Hoyt Woolf. He was a 1983 graduate of Chatham High School. On May 10, 2003, Ed and Jodi Kilgore were united ...

Kevin N. Smith 1988-2020

NILES — Kevin Nicholas Smith, 32, of Niles passed away at 1:32 p.m. Tuesday, June 30, 2020, in Hospice House. Kevin was born March 28, 1988, in Youngstown, the son of Michael and Sheri Peteritis Smith. He graduated in 2006 from Niles McKinley High School. He furthered his education at the ...

Marcia K. Miller 1940-2020

CORTLAND — Marcia Kathleen “Kathy” Miller, 79, passed away Saturday, June 27, 2020, at Hospice House in Poland. Kathy was born Dec. 23, 1940, in Warren, a daughter of the late Ira and Georgia McKinnon. In her younger years, she showed horses. She was a 1958 graduate of Cortland High ...

Services

HELEN L. BRAINARD, 85, Bazetta. SERVICES: noon Thursday, Lane Funeral Home, Shafer-Winans Chapel. HARLEY A. CHAMPLIN JR., 41, Warren. SERVICES: 7 p.m. Thursday, Wm Nicholas Funeral and Cremation Services, Niles. YVONNE DIACIN, 73, Southington. CALLING HOURS: 4 to 5:50 p.m. Friday, ...

Lucy Walborn 1927-2020

HERMITAGE, Pa. — Lucy Walborn, 92, of Hermitage, Pa., died at 1:34 p.m. Tuesday, June 30, 2020, at Quality Life Service, Mercer, Pa. She was born Oct. 2, 1927, in Warren, Ohio, a daughter of Maria Cerol Lucarelli and Nicola Lucarelli. Lucy graduated from Warren Harding High School and was ...

Services pending

WILLIAM L. BLAIR SR., 80, of Warren Township, died Tuesday, June 30, 2020, at Trumbull Regional Medical Center. (James) MARY CHABALLA, 69, of Niles, died Wednesday, July 1, 2020, at her residence. (Borowski Memorial Home)

John W. Moorhead 1952-2020

HARTFORD — John W. Moorhead, 67, of Hartford, passed away at his home on Monday, June 29, 2020. He was born Nov. 25, 1952, in Sharon, Pa., the son of Wm. Henry and Mary Seaborn Moorhead. John was a graduate of Joseph Badger High School. He was owner-operator of M.J.W. Trucking in ...

Yvonne Diacin 1946-2020

SOUTHINGTON — Yvonne Diacin, 73, of Southington, entered peacefully into eternal life at 6:05 p.m. Monday, June 29, 2020, at Armstrong Memory Care Center in Champion. She was born Saturday, Aug. 3, 1946, in New Castle, Pa., the daughter of the late Mario and Giannina Pezzuti ...

Kim M. Spell 1958-2020

PARIS TOWNSHIP — Kim M. Spell, 62, of Paris Township, passed away Thursday, June 25, 2020, at Madison Health Care. She was born April 30, 1958, in Warren, the daughter of Phillip and Ruth Stone Brumbaugh. Kim was a homemaker and was of Christian faith who, in her spare time, enjoyed ...

Janice Sue Kemmer 1948-2020

CORTLAND — Janice Sue Kemmer, 72, of Cortland, passed away at 6:38 a.m. Saturday, June 27, 2020, at Greenbriar Boardman of complications following open-heart surgery. She was born June 2, 1948, in Warren, the daughter of the late Harlen and Theda Dales Griffin. Janice was the eldest of six ...

James R. Bowden 1948-2020

WARREN — James R. Bowden, 71, lifelong area resident, passed away after a lengthy illness Monday, June 29, 2020, at St. Joseph Warren Hospital. He was born July 26, 1948, in Warren, the son of James P. and Dorothy Bowden. A 1966 graduate of Warren G. Harding High School, Jim retired from ...

Luella L. Stitle 1946-2020

WARREN — Luella L. “Lee” Stitle, 73, died Monday, June 29, 2020, at St. Joseph Warren Hospital. She was born July 7, 1946, in Kenton, Ohio, the daughter of Lester Van Buskirk and Pearl Peiry Van Buskirk Foster. Survivors include four children, Robert Stitle Jr. of Niles, Kelly Hites ...

Helen L. Brainard 1934-2020

BAZETTA — Helen L. Lamphear Brainard, 85, passed away on Sunday, June 28, 2020 at Trumbull Regional Medical Center. Helen was born Nov. 16, 1934, in Greene Township, to Aldrich E. and Isabel R. Probert Kagy. She graduated from Greene High School in 1952. In 1956, Helen was united in ...

Milton Hatfield 1944-2020

LAS VEGAS — Milton “Butch” Hatfield, 75, passed peacefully Sunday, June 28, 2020, at his home, with his family, after a long battle with Lewy body dementia. Butch was born July 10, 1944, in Warren, the son of Lester and Mary Hatfield. He graduated from Warren G. Harding High School ...

Scott A. Love 1971-2020

WARREN — Scott A. Love, 49, died of natural causes Saturday, June 27, 2020, at home. He was born Feb. 13, 1971, in Warren, the son of Leonard and Saundra Adams Love. He had been employed with Champion Disposal. Survivors include his father, Leonard Love of Warren; his wife, Lisa Meadows ...

Joseph R. Marhulik 1957-2020

CHAMPION — Joseph R. Marhulik, 63, retired police captain and lifelong area resident, entered into eternal rest Monday, June 29, 2020, at his home. He was born Feb. 16, 1957, in Warren, the son of Joseph and Frances Kieta Marhulik. A 1975 graduate of Howland High School and of Kent State ...

Carol L. Hetrick 1942-2020

LIBERTY — Carol L. Hetrick, 78, passed away Sunday evening, June 28, 2020, at Liberty Health Care Center, following a brief illness. Carol was born March 9, 1942, in Youngstown, a daughter of the late William and Marguerite Paolone Martin. She was raised by her mother, Marguerite Capella, ...

Harley A. Champlin Jr. 1978-2020

WARREN — Harley A. Champlin Jr., 41, died Wednesday, June 24, 2020, at his residence. A cause is pending. He was born Sept. 13, 1978, in Warren, the son of Harley and Helen Torreance Champlin Sr. He was a self-employed contractor and mechanic and attended SixFourteen Church. Survivors ...