Obituaries

Gerry L. Nalbach 1955-2018

DEL RIO, Texas — Gerry L. Nalbach, 62, of Texas, died at his home on Sunday, March 11, 2018. He was born June 11, 1955, in Warren, the son of Ralph G. Nalbach Sr. and Alice L. Teutsch Nalbach. He graduated from Newton Falls High School in 1973. Gerry lived in Texas for the last 41 ...

Keith A. Carter 1964-2018

CORTLAND — Keith A. Carter, 54, of Cortland, died Tuesday, April 10, 2018, following a battle with cancer. He was born Feb. 15, 1964, in Warren, a son of Kenneth L. and Sally King Carter. He was employed at Delphi Packard and at the Tribune Chronicle and was a member of Cortland Church of ...

Deborah M. Van Horn 1956-2018

WARREN — Deborah “Debbie Six” Van Horn, 62, died Tuesday, April 10, 2018. She was born Feb. 17, 1956, in Warren, the daughter of Rolland and Marian Brown Six. She had been employed by Trumbull Lamp before she became disabled. Survivors include her children, Edward “Al” Six ...

Debra S. Bowen 1954-2018

WARREN — Debra Sue Bowen, 64, died Monday, April 9, 2018, at Signature Healthcare of Warren. She was born March 10, 1954, in Canton, the daughter of the late Ernest and Vivian Cook Roland. Suvivors include her daughters, Christina Roland of Warren, Tiffany Riddle of Leavittsburg and ...

Services

BARBARA AHERN, 87, Hudson. SERVICES: 2 p.m. Friday, St. Mary Catholic Church, Hudson. JOANN L. BARBE, 82, Toledo. SERVICES: 12:30 p.m. Saturday, North Bristol Christian Church. CALLING HOURS: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, church. INTERMENT: Sager Memorial Cemetery. MARK J. DeCESARE, ...

Walter M. Luketic 1924-2018

NEWTON FALLS — Walter M. Luketic (birth name Vladimir Miroslav Luketic), 94, passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2018. Walter was born Jan. 29, 1924, in Ellsworth, Pa., to Anton Paul and Katarina Olga Kokot Luketic. Throughout his lifetime, Walter was proud of his Croatian heritage. He ...

John W. Dixon 1959-2018

SOUTHINGTON — John W. Dixon, 58, of Southington, passed away early Wednesday morning, April 11, 2018, at his residence. He was born July 24, 1959, in Warren, the son of James W. and Olive S. Een Dixon. John was a 1977 graduate of Chalker High School. He then went on to Kent State ...

Mary E. Fenton 1919-2018

WARREN — Mary Elizabeth Fenton, 98, of Warren, entered into eternal rest Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at home, with her loving family at her side. She was born Sept. 24, 1919, in Warren, the daughter of Sandor and Elizabeth Churdar Chryst, and had lived in the area all her life. Mary ...

Laura D. Crawford 1964-2018

MINERAL RIDGE — Laura Diane Diernbach Crawford, 54, died Friday, April 6, 2018, at her residence, of natural causes. Laura was born Jan. 7, 1964, in Pennsylvania, a daughter of Kenneth and Diane Crawford Diernbach. Survivors include her sons, Christopher Crawford and Kenny Crawford; ...

Services pending

BILL RAMBO, 79, of Mineral Ridge, died Wednesday at St. Mary’s Alzheimer’s Center, Columbiana. (Staton-Borowski) FRANKLIN D. REEVES, 84, of Warren, died Wednesday at Signature Healthcare Centre. (Staton-Borowski)

Martha J. Gilbert 1923-2018

BRISTOLVILLE — Martha J. Gilbert, 94, died Saturday, April 7, 2018, at Windsor House of Champion. She was born Sept. 12, 1923, in Warren, the daughter of the late Howard and Pauline Stow Johnson. Martha was a graduate of Warren G. Harding High School in 1941, and Mount Union College in ...

Goldie M. Stokes 1936-2018

NILES — Goldie Marie Stokes, 82, of Niles, passed away peacefully Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at home. She was born Jan. 4, 1936, in Balken, W.Va., the daughter of Thomas and Ada Wolford Mounts, and had lived in Niles for over 20 years, coming from Austintown. A 1954 graduate of ...

Mary J. Stringer 1950-2018

WARREN — Mary Jean Stringer, 68, died Wednesday, April 4, 2018, at Heartland of Twinsburg, following a brief illness. She was born Feb. 9, 1950, in Goshen, Ala., the daughter of Evins Stringer and Geraldean Fuller Stringer Manson. She was employed for Alorica Telemarketing and had also ...

Ruth A. Schaefer 1925-2018

AUSTINTOWN — Ruth Ann Hamburg Schaefer, 92, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and dear friend, passed away peacefully Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at Brookdale Assisted Living in Austintown. Ruth Hamburg was born into a large family on Aug. 8, 1925, in the small rural town ...

Dale O. Friend 1938-2018

McDONALD — Dale Owen Friend Sr., 79, of McDonald, passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at Shepherd of the Valley in Niles. Dale was born Aug. 6, 1938, in Keeler Glade, W.Va., the son of Dayton and Olive Herring Friend. Dale worked as a roll turner with LTV and Copperweld Steel, retiring ...

Dorothy J. Williams 1929-2018

WARREN — Dorothy J. Williams, 88, of Warren, passed away peacefully Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at home. She was born Oct. 3, 1929, in Warren, the daughter of John and Mary Forsek Riffle, and had lived in the area most of her life. Dorothy was a 1947 graduate of Warren G. Harding High ...

Harold W. Layfield 1932-2018

EUSTIS, Fla. — Harold William Layfield, 86, died Thursday, April 5, 2018. He was born Feb. 23, 1932, in Braxton County, W.Va., a son of Bernard and Effie Rae Radcliff Layfield. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include siblings, Kenneth Layfield and Olga Jean ...

Paul F. Choleva 1937-2018

HOWLAND — Paul Frances Choleva, 80, of Howland, passed away peacefully into eternal life on Monday, April 9, 2018, surrounded by family and loved ones. He was born Aug. 27, 1937, in Newton Falls, the son of Joseph and Victoria Choleva. Paul was a graduate of Newton Falls High School and ...

Services

BARBARA AHERN, 87, Hudson. SERVICES: 2 p.m. Friday, St. Mary Catholic Church, Hudson. CALLING HOURS: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Johnson-Romito Funeral Home, Hudson. THOMAS E. ARNOLD, 74, Warren. SERVICES: 10 a.m. Thursday, Higgins-Reardon Funeral Home, North Jackson. JOANN L. BARBE, 82, Toledo. ...

Emogene Ditzler 1928-2018

YOUNGSTOWN — Emogene “Jo” Ditzler, 89, passed away Monday, April 9, 2018, at her home with her family by her side. Jo was born June 20, 1928, in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Luigi and Grace Kennedy Ditzler. She graduated from South High School in 1947. Jo retired in 2009, after ...