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Obituaries

Samuel Busic

Samuel D. Busic, 69, of Steubenville, passed away on Friday, October 19, 2018, at Trinity West. He was born in Steubenville on April 19, 1949, the son of the late Michael and Martha Yaich Busic. He was a 1967 graduate of Steubenville High School and retired from Local 495 Plumbers ...

Karen Serafine

Karen Louise (Beltrame) Serafine, 71, of Colliers, WV, passed away suddenly at 12:27 a.m. on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling, WV. Karen was born on April 26, 1947 in Steubenville, OH. She was the daughter of the late Louis and Mercia (Campbell) Beltrame. Karen ...

Charles McCallister, Jamie Ford

Charles Royce (Big Mac) McCallister's and his cousin Jamie Viola Lee (Carrick) Ford’s Interment will be held in Simmons Ridge Cemetery, Amsterdam, OH Saturday, October 20 at noon. A Celebration of Their Lives will be held in the Simmons Ridge Chapel at 12:30 with Pastor David Guess officiating.

Helen Marini

Helen Teringa Marini, 87, of Chuluota, passed away October 2. She was born in Follansbee, WV July 29, 1931, and graduated cum laude with a nursing degree from the College of Steubenville in Ohio. She and her husband, Bruno, had nine children. She devoted her life to taking care of them ...

John Whitaker

John Whitaker, 69, of Adena, formerly of Smithfield, was known in high school days as “Whit”, his coal mine days as “Big John”, and his trucking days as “Bubbles”. John passed away suddenly on October 17, 2018. He was owner/operator of J&M Trucking of Adena, LLC. He was born ...

Charles Gunion

Charles Anthony Gunion, 70, of Summerfield, FL formerly of Follansbee, WV, passed away on October 2, 2018. He was born on February 28, 1948 in Steubenville, Ohio. The son of the late Chester and Virginia (Guzzo) Gunion. He retired from Weirton Steel Corp., as a diesel crane operator. He ...

Donald Phillips

Donald W. Phillips, 62, of East Liverpool, passed away Tuesday, October 16, 2018. Born in Washington, DC on August 26, 1956, he was the son of the late Donald and Elizabeth (Edwards) Phillips. Donald graduated in 1976 from Toronto High School. He enjoyed music and church. A brother, ...

Michael Crissinger

Michael “Mic” J. Crissinger, 65, of Richmond, OH, passed away October 15, 2018. He was born March 4, 1953 in Steubenville, OH, a son of the late James W. Crissinger and Edith (Brown) Tuttle. Michael is survived by his children, Amanda Crissinger and Michael Crissinger, Jr.; brother, ...

Eileen Fornari-Habunek

Eileen Fornari-Habunek, 84, of North Canton, Ohio, went home to be with her Lord on October 16, 2018, after a period of declining health. Eileen was born on April 28, 1934 in the small coal mining town/community of Piney Fork, Ohio. She graduated from Smithfield High School in 1952. ...

John Whitaker

John Whitaker, 69, of Adena, OH, died Wednesday, October 17, 2018, at Harrison Community Hospital, in Cadiz, OH. Arrangements are pending with the Borkoski Funeral Home, Adena, OH.

Shirley Pemberton

Shirley M. Pemberton, 77, of Steubenville, passed away on Monday, October 15, 2018 at Valley Hospice North. She was born in Waynesburg, PA on July 9, 1941, the daughter of the late Earl and Inez Satterfield Morris. Shirley was a homemaker and Christian by faith. In addition to ...

John Peoples Jr.

John A. ‘Buzz’ Peoples Jr., recently passed away October 8, 2018 in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. He is survived by his wife, Janet, his son John A. People III, his daughter Dr. Jennifer Peoples Pintar and four grandchildren, Connor & Justin Peoples, Jordan & Reagan ...

Ruth Ferrari

Ruth E. Ferrari, 89, of Smithfield, OH, passed away Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018. Visitation is Thursday from 3-7 p.m. at the J.E. Foster Funeral Home in Smithfield where her funeral will be held Friday at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Holly Memorial Gardens. www.jefosterfh.com.

John Mavromatis

John M. Mavromatis, 79, of Bloomingdale, Ohio, passed away Saturday, October 13, 2018 at Dixon Health Care Center. He was born July 7, 1939 in Steubenville, Ohio, the son of the late Michael J. and Agnes A. Kliner Mavromatis. Preceded also in death by his lifelong companion Mary E. ...

Cicely Worthington

Cicely Worthington, 92, of Carrollton, formerly of Amsterdam, passed away October 14, 2018 in Centreville Village following an extended illness. She was born May 14, 1926 in Wolf Run, Ohio, and was the daughter of the late Edward and Adelaide Williams Worthington. She was a member of the ...

Sandra Pyle

Sandra L. Pyle, 77, of Weirton, passed away Friday, October 12, 2018 in the Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA. She was born August 17, 1941 in Steubenville, OH, the daughter of the late Milan and Geneva Younciak Ralich. With 20 years of service, Sandra retired ...

Mary Klages

Mary Catherine Scott Klages, 83, of Independence, passed away on Sunday, October 14, 2018, in UPMC Montefiore, Pittsburgh, surrounded by her loving family. Friends and family will be received from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, October 17, 2-4 p.m. & 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, October 18, in the ...

Daniel Palombizio

Daniel S. Palombizio, 68, of Steubenivlle died Sunday, September 23, 2018 at Valley Hospice. He was born October 19, 1949 in Steubenville. He is the son of the late Frank and Julie Griffo Palombizio. Daniel was employed at Capri Sausage. He was a graduate of Steubenville Catholic Central ...

Jane Lasson

Jane M. Lasson, 96, of Steubenville, Ohio died on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at Discovery Village, Sarasota, FL. She was born December 22, 1921 in Steubenville, a daughter of the late Joseph and Rose Fabrycki Mieczkowski. She was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church and a 1940 graduate of ...

Kelly Cooper

Kelly R. Cooper Sr., 69, of New Cumberland, WV passed away at home on Saturday, October 13, 2018, after a 16 month courageous battle with lung cancer. Kelly was born on October 4, 1949, in Philippi, WV to the late Florence (Smith) and Denver Cooper. Kelly graduated from Weir High School in ...