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Obituaries

Dorothy Jeffries

Dorothy Jeffries, 83, of Steubenville, died Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at Dixon Healthcare Center. She was Born May 10, 1936, in Harrison Twp., PA. She is the daughter of the late Harry and Lottie Christy Lovell. Dorothy is also preceded in death by her Husband, Earl; and her sister, Shirley ...

Betty Ann Burrough

Betty Ann Burrough, 84, of Weirton passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at the Weirton Medical Center. Born October 17, 1934 in Steubenville, she was the daughter of the late Charles E. and Martha G. Barkhurst Williamson. She was also preceded in death by her son, Steven, and an infant brother, ...

Gerald Bates, Jr.

Gerald W. “Jerry” Bates Jr., 80, of Rayland, OH, passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2019 in the Carriage Inn of Steubenville. He was born Nov. 23, 1938 in Mingo Junction, OH, a son of the late Gerald W. Bates Sr. and Lenora (Buchanan) Flordeliz. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in ...

Connie Oblak

Connie Mae Oblak, 71, of Tiltonsville, formerly of Dillonvale, passed away on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 in her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on March 21, 1948 the only child of Sherman E. and Martha L. (McAllister) Moore. Connie was a lifelong member of the Dillonvale ...

Karen Mann

Karen “Kay” Mann, age 61, of Toronto passed away Tuesday, July 2. Kay’s arrangements are pending and are in the care of the Clarke Funeral Home, Toronto. A full obituary will be published in the Friday newspaper editions.

Frank ‘Art’ Porco

Frank “Art” Porco, 72, of Weirton passed away Tuesday July 2, 2019, at the UPMC Montefiore Hospital, in Pittsburgh, PA. A son of the late Giovanni and Modesta Patrizio Porco, Frank Arthur was born on November 24, 1946, in Belmonte Calabro, Italy. At the age of 8, Art traveled with his ...

Larry Brown

Larry Brown, 70 of Clearwater, FL, formerly of Weirton, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Saturday, June 29, 2019. Born March 9, 1949 in Steubenville, he was a son of the late Ida and James Brown Jr. He was also preceded in death by his son, Justin Brown, and brother, Bob Brown. ...

Joshua Wade

Joshua A. Wade, 40, of Grants Pass, Oregon, passed away Tuesday, June 25, 2019. He is sadly missed by his parents, Robert and Linda (Postlethwait) Wade of Weirton, WV and family.

Libert Orsini

Libert Anthony Orsini, 92 of Steubenville, OH died peacefully on his 71st wedding anniversary surrounded by family on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at Golden Oaks Personal Care in Follansbee, WV. Born on May 20, 1927 in Pettorano Sul Gizio, Italy, a son of the late Michele and Filomena (Delmonico) ...

Thelma M. Parrish

Thelma M. Parrish, 85, of Martins Ferry, OH, formerly of the Smithfield, OH area, passed away Tuesday July 2, 2019 in the Cumberland Pointe Care Center in St. Clairsville, OH. Thelma was born April 1, 1934 in Mingo Junction, OH, daughter of the late Milton and Margaret (Burdick) Lathem. She ...

Patricia Albaugh

Patricia Wherry Albaugh, 90, passed away Sunday, June 30, 2019 at the Carriage Inn of Steubenville, where she had been a resident since 2011. She was born August 8, 1928 in Steubenville, a daughter of the late James V. and Ruth Hobson Wherry. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Albaugh was ...

Betty Ankrom

Betty J. Ankrom, 78, of Calcutta, passed away Monday, July 1, 2019, following a brief illness, at the Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. Born September 27, 1940, in Hollidays Cove, WV, she was a daughter of the late William and Caroline Kosut Heupp. Betty was a graduate of Weirton ...

Vivian Guess

Vivian Jean Guess, 84, of Carrollton, died Monday, July 1, 2019 at Centreville Village in Carrollton. Born August 29, 1934 in Carrollton, she was a daughter of the late William and Jessie Brooks Simmons. Vivian was a member of the Church of Christ Christian Disciples in Carrollton where ...

Lloyd Leasure

Lloyd Carl Leasure, Dec. 7, 1936-June 2019. He was born Dec. 7, 1936 in Alma, Tyler County, WV, the son of the late Lloyd Dewey and Esther Gay (Yoho) Leasure. He was retired from Colt Industries in Midland, PA. He later became a truck driver and also worked construction. He served in the ...

Bill Verelst Sr.

Bill Verelst Sr., 82, of Hanover Township went to be with his creator Sunday, June 30, 2019. He was born September 25, 1936 in Sturgeon, a son of John B. Sr. and Minnie Smith Verelst. Bill worked as a forklift operator for over 30 years at J&L Steel in Aliquippa. Bill was a member ...

Mary Rotella

Mary Jane Rotella, 88, of Burgettstown, PA passed away Saturday June 29, 2019. She was born February 13, 1931 in Washington, PA, the daughter of the late Samuel and Anna Miskovich Ratkovitch. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Anthony J. Rotella (7/23/2010); sisters, ...

Glenn Wells

Glenn Curtis Wells, 94, of Steubenville, Ohio, passed away June 27, 2019 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born to the late Sylvester and Oma Weeks Wells on October 18, 1924 in New Alexandria, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Allen C. and Ross L. Wells. He ...

Mary Jones

Mary Alice Jones, 85, of New Cumberland died June 30, 2019. She was an executive secretary for Hancock County Schools and she served as a board member. Survived by the “love of her life,” her husband, William Jones of New Cumberland. Visitation is 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at ...

Marion King

Marion “Bonnie” King, 95, of Steubenville, died Monday, July 1, 2019, at Trinity West. She was born October 21, 1923, in Wellsburg, WV. She was the daughter of the late Fred and Alma Daley Berhalter. Marion was also preceded in death by her husband, Verne King; one brother, James ...

Lloyd Leasure

Lloyd Carl Leasure, Dec. 7, 1936-June 2019. He was born Dec. 7, 1936 in Alma, Tyler County, WV, the son of the late Lloyd Dewey and Esther Gay (Yoho) Leasure. He was retired from Colt Industries in Midland, PA. He later became a truck driver and also worked construction. He served in the ...