Obituaries

Dorothy Mergen

Dorothy Mergen of Weirton, WV, passed away Monday, January 1, 2018, at Valley Hospice Care Center North in Steubenville, OH. She was a daughter of the late Michael and Katie Mamula Wuyak. She was also preceded in death by her husband, George Mergen; and brothers, Sam and George ...

Helen Demko

Helen T. Demko, age 95, of Byesville, OH, passed away at home peacefully in her sleep on December 29, 2017. Helen was born on January 12, 1922, in West Winfield, PA to the late Andrew and Mary (Strunak) Demko. She was a graduate of Toronto High School and earned a degree in education from ...

Jacqueline Striffler

Jacqueline J. Striffler, 54 of Weirton, WV passed away Saturday, December 30, 2017. She was born January 1, 1964, in Ronceverte, WV. She was the daughter of Charlotte Hall Vass Moody of Lewisburg, WV, and the late Charles Vass. She also was preceded in death by a sister, Constance ...

Jonathan Tomshack

Jonathan “Joe” Tomshack, 77, of Williamsburg, VA, formerly of Wellsburg, WV, passed away December 31, 2017. Joe is survived by his wife of 37 years, Michelle; his three sons, Andrew (Deena), Matthew and Steven (his fiance, Jessica); a brother, Larry Tomshack (Connie); grandchildren, ...

Maria Drennan

Maria Caruso Drennan, 57, of Weirton, WV, passed away Monday, January 1, 2018, surrounded by loved ones at Magee-Women’s Hospital of UPMC in Pittsburgh, PA. Born January 20, 1960, in Calabria, Italy, she was a daughter of Joe and Candida “Candy” Santoro Caruso. She was preceded in ...

Sam Locascio

Samuel Locascio, 92, of Follansbee, WV passed away peacefully at 10:25 p.m. on Sunday, December 31, 2017, at Valley Hospice Care Center North, Steubenville, OH. Samuel was born on December 28, 1925, in Steubenville, OH. He was the son of the late Joseph and Provident (Cordora) ...

William Weith Jr.

William P. “Bill” Weith Jr., 88, of Wintersville, Ohio, passed away Saturday, December 30, 2017, at Valley Hospice Care Center North. He was born February 6, 1929, in Wheeling, WV, a son of the late William P. and Wilma Massina Weith, Sr. Bill was a member of Two Ridges Presbyterian ...

Charles Miser

Charles Miser, 88 of Hopedale, died Monday. Visitation Saturday 11 until service at noon at Clark- Kirkland Funeral Home.

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Nicholas Bezak

Dr. Nicholas John Bezak, 81, of Clarion, Pennsylvania, passed away on Thursday December 28, 2017 at his home. He was born June 17, 1936 in Jefferson County Ohio the eldest child of the late Nick and Mary (Zadanski) Bezak of Mingo Jct., Ohio. Nicholas was a 1954 graduate of Wintersville ...

David Buchanan

David “Pap” Buchanan, 91, of Brilliant, Ohio, passed away Sunday December 31, 2017 in the emergency room at Trinity Medical Center West, Steubenville, OH. He was born July 14, 1926 in Brilliant, OH, the son of the late William E. and Mary E. (Pemberton) Buchanan. In addition to his ...