Obituaries

Dr. Wayne Chess 1929-2019

NORMAN, Okla. — Dr. Wayne Chess, 90, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, with his family by his side. Wayne was born on April 28, 1929, in Windham, to Kenneth Wayne and Dorothy Doutt Chess. Wayne graduated from Warren, Ohio, High School in 1947 in Warren. He then went on to receive his ...

Phyllis R. Pirko 1931-2019

NILES — Phyllis Rose Adams Pirko of Niles and McKinley Heights passed Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, into Eternity during her 88th year of life, to Rest in the Peace of the Righteous. Phyllis was born Aug. 22, 1931, in East Liverpool, the daughter of Ruby Pearl Adams Nafe and Edgar “Eck” ...

Harvey G. Bright Jr. 1970-2019

NILES — Harvey G. Bright Jr., 48, died Friday, Aug. 16, 2019. A cause of death is pending. He was born Oct. 1, 1970, in Warren, the son of Harvey G. Sr. and Lana Platt Bright. Mr. Bright was employed at D’Urso Bakery. He is survived by his daughter, Kristen Bright of Warren; three ...

Sally A. Sisko 1935-2019

KEY LARGO, Fla. — Sally A. Sisko, 84, of Key Largo, Fla., passed away on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019. She was born May 3, 1935, in Warren, and was a resident of Key Largo since 1980. She loved the lifestyle of the Florida Keys. She was married to Fred J. Sisko for over 65 years. Sally was ...

Joseph A. Ligotti 1945-2019

YOUNGSTOWN — Joseph A. Ligotti, 73, passed away at home Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, after a 10-year, on-and-off battle with cancer. He was born Dec. 14, 1945, in Olathe, Kansas, a son of William B. and Amelia Salvatore Ligotti and was a lifelong area resident. After retiring from WCI Steel in ...

Daniel M. Price Jr. 1972-2019

WARREN — Daniel M. Price Jr., 47, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, while he was working in Wisconsin. He was born March 18, 1972, in Warren, the son of Daniel M. Sr. and Susan M. Brown Price. Dan worked as a truck driver for several years for Homan Transportation in ...

Gerald Wilkerson 1960-2019

GIRARD — Gerald “Jerry” Wilkerson, 59, died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, at home. He was born Jan. 25, 1960, in Warren, to Jane Grimm Altier. Jerry fought lung disease and brain cancer. Jerry is survived by his children, Gerald “Jerry” Wilkerson II of Girard and Heather Wilkerson of ...

Rodman J. Bianco 1966-2019

HOWLAND — Rodman James Bianco, 53, of Howland, entered into eternal life on Monday, Aug. 12, 2019, at Trumbull Regional Medical Center. Rod will be sadly missed and never forgotten by all his family and his friends that were also his family. Rod was born on April 22,1966, in Warren, ...

Latita K. Kerr 1944-2019

CHAMPION — Latita Karen Kerr, 75, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, at Trumbull Regional Medical Center. She was born Jan. 20, 1944, in Mineral Wells, Texas, the daughter of Orval D. Mullens and Euleane E. Newsome Mullens Lucky. Karen graduated from Richwood High School ...

William W. Byler 1949-2019

MIDDLEFIELD — William W. Byler, 70, died Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, at UH-Geauga Medical Center. He was born April 6, 1949, the son of William J. and Elizabeth H. Weaver Byler. William was a member of the Old Order Amish Church. William is survived by his wife, Sara Ann Miller Byler; his ...

Service pending

GERALD W. RUDOLPH, 74, of Warren, died Saturday. (Sinchak & Sons)

Shirley I. Perrine 1936-2019

NEWTON FALLS — Shirley I. Perrine, age 83, of Newton Falls, passed away peacefully into eternal rest on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, at Trumbull Regional Medical Center. She was born on March 10, 1936, in Gassaway, W.Va., the daughter of the late Scott Friend and Rose Boggs Friend. Shirley ...

Thomas J. Johnson Sr. 1951-2019

BRACEVILLE — Thomas J. Johnson Sr., 67, passed away peacefully into eternal rest on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, at St. Joseph Warren Hospital. He was born on Sept. 29, 1951, in Warren, the son of Bert P. Johnson and Helen Jean Steen Johnson. Tom married the love of his life, Helen Marie ...

David L. Reed 1949-2019

HUBBARD — David L. Reed, 69, died Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, in Myrtle Beach, S.C. He was born Sept. 23, 1949, in Grafton, W.Va., the son of Robert L. and Clarindia Mitchell Reed. David was a veteran of the United States Army, serving during the Vietnam War. He was a line worker at Delphi ...

Services

JOHN E. CAMPBELL, 80, Warren. SERVICES: 10 a.m. Thursday, Crown Hill Burial Park Mausoleum, Vienna. CALLING HOURS: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Lane Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel, Warren. BETTY C. COOK, 86, Niles. SERVICES: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Lane Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel Warren. ...

Michael J. Flask 1961-2019

WARREN — Michael J. Flask, 58, of Warren, passed away Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital. He was born July 10, 1961, in Warren, the son of Joseph Sr. and Alice Karafa Flask, and lived in the area all his life. A graduate of John F. Kennedy High School, Mike ...

Services pending

LENORA “LENNIE” SCHMALZRIED, 70, of Girard, died Sunday. (Blackstone) THOMAS J. JOHNSON SR., 67, of Braceville, died Saturday at St. Joseph Warren Hospital. (James) SHIRLEY I. PERRINE, 83, of Newton Falls, died Thursday at Trumbull Regional Medical Center, Warren. (James) SHIRLEY ...

Services

JOHN E. CAMPBELL, 80, Warren. SERVICES: 10 a.m. Thursday, Crown Hill Burial Park Mausoleum, Vienna. CALLING HOURS: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Lane Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel, Warren. DUANE A. CHRISTEN, 55, Bazetta. SERVICES: 6 p.m. Monday, Cortland First Church of God, Cortland. CALLING ...

Rev. Raymond L. Tucker 1944-2019

NORTH CANTON — The Rev. Raymond L. Tucker, 75, of North Canton, passed away Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born June 4, 1944, in Cambridge, Ohio, a son of the late Arthur and Margaret Howard Tucker, and had been a Canton resident since 1974. He ...

Sandra L. Woodford 1950-2019

CHAMPION — Sandra Lee “Sandy” Woodford, 69, of Champion, died Friday afternoon, Aug. 16, 2019, at St. Joseph Warren Hospital. She was born Jan. 23, 1950, in Akron, the daughter of her beloved parents, Kenneth Earl and W. Dolores Beaver Chandler. Sandy was a 1968 graduate of Champion ...