Obituaries

Russell Spencer 1926-2017

COLUMBUS — Russell Spencer, age 91, passed away peacefully Friday, Dec.15, 2017. He was born in 1926 in Warren, a son of Leo and Margaret Spencer. He was a member of VFW Post 4719 Gahanna, The American Legion Lodge 797 Gahanna and Holy Cross Orthodox Mission. Russell was passionate ...

Services

MARY E. CARAWAY, 102, Warren. SERVICES: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Lane Funeral Home, Roberts-Clark Chapel, Warren. CALLING HOURS: 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, funeral home. BURIAL: Oakwood Cemetery, Warren. JOHN M. LUKETIC, 90, Newton Falls. SERVICES: 1 p.m. Tuesday, James Funeral Home, Newton Falls. ...

Service pending

JAMES E. CANAN JR., 64, of Niles, died Sunday at Trumbull Regional Medical Center. (Staton-Borowski)

Robert L. Brett 1947-2017

WARREN — Robert L. Brett, 70, died Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, at St. Joseph Warren Hospital. Brett was born Jan. 18, 1947, in Johnstown, Pa., the son of David and Betty Brett. He had been employed as a semi-truck driver for 37 years and enjoyed working on vehicles. Robert is survived by ...

Lucinda Sharp-Gates 1945-2017

PARKMAN — Lucinda Sharp-Gates, 72, of Parkman, died Thursday evening, Dec. 14, 2017, at the David Simpson Hospice House in Cleveland. She was born Sept. 24, 1945 in Philadelphia, the daughter of Robert and Linda Orne-Heacock Sharp II. Lucinda was a real estate broker in her business, ...

Services

DAVID C. BECKA, 47, Cortland. SERVICES: 5 p.m. Monday, Staton-Borowski Funeral Home, Warren. CALLING HOURS: 3 to 5 p.m. Monday, funeral home. COREY D. BROWN, 27, Lordstown. SERVICES: 7 p.m. Monday, James Funeral Home, Newton Falls. CALLING HOURS: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, ...

George M. Unger 1944-2017

NILES — George Merlin Unger, 73, passed away at 8:55 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, at his residence. He was born May 6, 1944, in Brookville, Pa., the son of Charles J. and Alice I. Vandervort Unger Sr. He was a 1963 graduate of Niles McKinley High School and honorably served in the ...

Michelle L. McKenney 1968-2017

NILES — Michelle L. Elbon McKenney, 48, of Niles, passed away Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, following a short illness at Hospice House in Poland. Born Dec. 22, 1968, in Youngstown, she was the daughter of James L. and Emily J. Taylor Elbon. She was a 1987 graduate of Niles-McKinley High School. ...

John H. Pugel 1912-2017

AMHERST — On Dec. 13, 2017, our Lord Jesus, the Holy Spirit, and the angels delivered John Harry “Pipe” Pugel back into God’s open arms, after fulfilling his earthly obligations for 104 years. On Dec. 20, 1912, in Gannett, Idaho, the Lord God Almighty delivered John into the loving ...

Mary J. Cogar 2017

ZANESVILLE — Mary J. Cogar entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017. Mary previously lived in Niles, Liberty and Girard. Surviving are two grandsons, Donald R. Cogar Jr. and Jimmy Edison; two granddaughters, Cheyenne Patchin and Jennifer Edison; and five sisters, Leoda Ward of ...

Lillian R. Meza 2017

BUTLER, Pa. — Lillian Ramona Meza, infant, passed away 5:22 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. Lillian Ramona was born at 12:27 a.m. Dec. 5, 2017, the daughter of Megan Suanne Woofter and Alex Ramon Meza. She spent almost 41 hours with her mommy and daddy before getting her angel wings. Along ...

John R. Dohn 1961-2017

CHAMPION — John R. Dohn, 56, died Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, at his home. He was born July 23, 1961, in Warren, the son of Roger and Ann Klass Dohn. He worked in construction. A veteran of both the U.S. Army and the Army National Guard, he served in Desert Storm and in other overseas tours ...

Robert L. Brett 1947-2017

WARREN — Robert L. Brett, 70, died Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, at St. Joseph Warren Hospital. Brett was born Jan. 18, 1947, in Johnstown, Pa., the son of David and Betty Brett. He had been employed as a semi-truck driver for 37 years. Robert is survived by his wife, Joyce Sutton Brett; his ...

Kathy Rese 1948-2017

HOWLAND — Margaret “Kathy” Rese, 69, died Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, at St. Joseph Warren Hospital. She was born June 20, 1948, in Warren, the daughter of Richard and Margaret Dougherty Kapp. Kathy had worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Survivors include her husband, David E. ...

David C. Becka 1970-2017

CORTLAND — David C. Becka, 47, died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, in Cleveland. The Cuyahoga County coroner is investigating the cause of death. He was born Sept. 24, 1970, in Cleveland, the son of Charles D. and Naomi Renevitz Becka. David graduated from the Max Hayes Vocational School in ...

Services

COREY D. BROWN, 27, Lordstown. SERVICES: 7 p.m. Monday, James Funeral Home, Newton Falls. CALLING HOURS: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, funeral home. BURIAL: Vaughn Cemetery, Lake Milton. MARY E. CARAWAY, 102, Warren. SERVICES: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Lane Funeral Home, Roberts-Clark ...

Mary E. Caraway 1915-2017

WARREN — Mary E. “Betty” Caraway, 102, passed away Thursday evening, Dec. 14, 2017, at Trumbull Regional Medical Center, with her family by her side. Betty was born June 5, 1915, in Hubbard, a daughter of the late William A. and Mary Ann James Staines. She was a 1933 graduate of ...

Sevasti Melexenis 1919-2017

WARREN — Sevasti Melexenis, 98, of Warren, entered eternal life 11:02 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, at Trumbull Regional Medical Center, with her loving family at her side, under the comforting care of hospice. Sevasti was born Aug. 20, 1919, in Symi Dodecanissos, Greece, the daughter of ...

Stella A. Stemock 1931-2017

WARREN — Stella A. Stemock, 86, of Warren, was reunited with her loving husband Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, at Trumbull Regional Medical Center. She was born Feb. 20, 1931, in Republic, Pa., the daughter of Joseph and Helen Majerko Lesniewsky, and had lived in Ohio since 1951. A member of ...

Lorenzo D. Talbert 1997-2017

WARREN — Lorenzo D. Talbert, 20, died Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, at his residence, of natural causes. He was born Nov. 12, 1997, in Columbus, the son of Jennifer Talbert. Lorenzo is survived by his mother, Jennifer Talbert of Shinnston, W.Va.; three sisters, Azaria Talbert of Fayetteville, ...