Obituaries

Rita Campbell

Rita F. Campbell, 68, of Bloomingdale, OH, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, at Gables Care Center. She was born in Steubenville on July 6, 1949, a daughter of the late Liberato and Livia Della Penna DeSimone. She retired from the former Big Bear Grocery Store, where she worked ...

Eusebio Recchie

Eusebio “Seabe” Recchie, 99, of Steubenville, passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2018, at Gables Care Center. He was born in Carnello, Italy on January 1, 1919, a son of the late Ralph and Assunta Galante Recchie. Seabe retired from Weirton Steel as a machinist in 54” Strip. ...

Robert Lease

Robert W. “Bad Bob” Lease, 58, of Toronto, OH, passed away Jan. 3, 2017. He was born Nov. 8, 1959, in Cumberland, MD. Bob was a retired Army veteran. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jake Lease and Geraldine Lazear; and brothers, Steve and Rocky Lease. Bob is survived by ...

Anthony Sagrilla

Anthony J. “Buster” Sagrilla, 71, died suddenly at home in Williamsburg, VA, on the evening of December 25, 2017. Tory leaves behind his wife, Marylou (Sink) Sagrilla; his son, Scott (Jamie) Sagrilla and his grandchildren, R.J. and Olivia, as well as his brother, Bob (Cindy) ...

Louise Budash

Louise (Walker) Budash, 77, of Atlasburg, PA, passed away at 10:07 p.m. at Weirton Medical Center, Weirton, WV. Louise was born on April 25, 1940, in Ronceverte, WV. She was the daughter of the late Melvin Dale Walker Sr. and Sylvia (Ramsey) Walker. Louise enjoyed every moment with her ...

Randy Ballato

Randy Ballato, 56, of Weirton, passed away Monday, January 1, 2018, after a brief illness. Born in Weirton, WV, on March 2, 1961, he was the son of late Ross Ballato Sr. and Betty (Brown) Summers. Mr. Ballato graduated from Weir High School. He was a heavy equipment operator for ...

Mike Wickham

Michael “Mike” Eugene Wickham, 63, passed away Monday, January 1, 2018. A tribute will be held Friday, January 5, 6:30 p.m. at Wilson Memorial Service. Mike was born in Maine to Donald and Catherine Pastors Wickham. He graduated from Rome Free Academy in Rome, N.Y., and Cortland ...

Terry Fletcher

Terry Fletcher, 69, of New Athens, died Wednesday. Visitation Friday 11 a.m. until funeral at 1 p.m. at Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home.

Theresa Petrilla

Theresa Catherine Petrilla, 85, of Adena, OH, died, Wednesday, January 3, 2018, at Adena Health and Rehab. Theresa was born on January 24, 1932, in Dillonvale, OH, to the late Zig and Anna (Hutkay) Pruneski. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John M. ...

Eusebio Recchie

Eusebio “Seabe” Recchie, 99, of Steubenville passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2018. He is the husband of Violet. Friends may call at Dunlope-Shorac Funeral Home, 215 Fernwood Rd. Wintersville, OH, on Saturday, January 6, 2018 from 10 a.m. until time of service at noon. ...

Anthony Leeper Sr.

Anthony T. Leeper Sr., 77, of Mingo Junction, Ohio, passed away Sunday, December 31, 2017, at Trinity Medical West in Steubenville, Ohio. He was born July 29, 1940, in Steubenville, Ohio, a son of the late Christy and Mary (Qottone) Leeper. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death ...

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.

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 ...