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Obituaries

Robert “Mel” Franckhauser

Robert “Mel” D. Franckhauser, 76, of Wintersville, died Sunday, November 24, 2019, at his home after a long fight with cancer. He was born February 5, 1943, in Steubenville. He is the son of the late Harry and Agnes Kelly Franckhauser. He is also preceded in death by his brother, Harry ...

Sarah Billingsley

Sarah Anne Billingsley, 21, of Adena, died, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. Friends will be received Saturday, Nov. 30, at noon, until service at 3 p.m., Borkoski Funeral Home, Tiltonsville.

Robert “Mel” Franckhauser

Robert “Mel” D. Franckhauser, 76, of Wintersville, died Sunday, November 24, 2019, at his home. He is the husband of Harriet Sarno Franckhauser. Calling hours will be Friday, from 3-7 p.m., at the Mosti Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel. Final arrangements pending. Memorial donations ...

Ruth Harris

Ruth Harris, 83, of Rayland, OH, died, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019. Friends will be received Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., Borkoski Funeral Home, Tiltonsville. Funeral Friday, 11 a.m.

Lowell Austin

Lowell Wayne “Bill” Austin, 94, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, husband of Patricia Ann Nipple Austin, passed away on Wednesday, November 20, 2019. Bill was born June 27, 1925 in Monticello, Indiana, son of the late Ross Austin and the late Esther Hargraves Austin. He was a graduate ...

Curtis Weese, Jr.

Curtis Criss “Junior” Weese Jr., age 80, of Toronto (Mount Tabor) passed away Saturday, November 23, 2019 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born March 11, 1939 in Gassaway, WV, the son of the late Curtis Criss Weese Sr. and Carrie (Muncie) Weese. Curtis loved to work ...

Charles Firm

harles Robert “Butterball” Firm, age 85, of Toronto passed away Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, from a sudden tragedy. He was born January 19, 1934 in Steubenville, OH, the son of the late William and Emma (Smith) Firm, and preceded in death by ...

Joanne Saltsman

Joanne Cline Saltsman, age 90, of Hammondsville, Ohio passed away November 23, 2019 at Country Club Manor in Steubenville, Ohio. She was born on March 24, 1929 in Irondale, Ohio, a daughter to the late John Cline and Vivian Silverthorn. Living all her life in this area, she worked as a ...

George Maine

George M. Maine, 83, of Bloomingdale, Ohio passed away Saturday, November 23, 2019 at Valley Hospice. He was born on August 12, 1936 in Bloomingdale, a son of the late Howard Maine and Daisy Ralston Maine. He was retired from Wayne Township and S&S Farm in Bloomingdale and a USMC veteran ...

Frederick Cercone

Frederick Vincent “Freddie” Cercone, 86 of Follansbee, WV died peacefully on Friday, November 22, 2019 at Whitetail Springs Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Pittsburgh, PA. Born on July 11, 1933 in Follansbee, WV a son of the late Giuseppe and Nicoletta (DiBiase) Cercone. In ...

Douglas Jackson

Douglas Lee Jackson, 52, of Weirton, WV died suddenly on Friday November 22, 2019. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. on Monday at the Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton. Funeral Liturgy of the Word will be held at 8 p.m. on Monday at the Funeral Home. Share tributes and ...

Dr. John Metcalf Jr.

Dr. John W. Metcalf Jr. passed away peacefully on November 21, 2019 at Allegheny General Hospital with the support of his loving family at his bedside. He was born on June 20, 1929 at the Ohio Valley Hospital and grew up in Toronto with his parents, Dr. John and Lizetta Metcalf, and his ...

Virginia Fingers

Virginia C. Fingers, 84, went to be with the Lord and her loving husband on Thursday November 21, 2019 at Valley Hospice North Steubenville, OH. She was born on August 17, 1935 and raised in Toronto, Ohio. She was a member of St. Francis Church in Toronto, OH; Graduated from Steubenville ...

David Hoge

David William Hoge, 60, of Shadyside, OH passed away at home on November 18, 2019. Schuetz Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Emma Hanis

Emma Mae Hanis, 89, of Mesa, Arizona, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. She was born on December 9, 1929 in Toronto, Ohio, a daughter of the late Daniel and Sophia Radmanovich-Zilken. Emma was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church in Toronto, Ohio and later joined ...

Clarence Johnson

Clarence Leroy Johnson, 77, of Bethesda, OH passed away on November 17, 2019. Schuetz Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Sandra Klingenmeier

Sandra Lee (Butts) Klingenmeier, 75, of Benwood, WV, died November 22, 2019. Schuetz Funeral Home is assisting the family.

James Snider

James Charles Snider, 58, of Wintersville, OH, passed away on November 18, 2019 at home. Schuetz Funeral Home is assisting the family.

George Ts’ien

George Yi Ts’ien, 63, a resident of Rescare-Cadiz Group Home, Cadiz, OH, passed away Saturday, November 16, 2019, in Harrison Community Hospital, Cadiz. Friends will be received from 9 a.m. until time of Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m., Monday, November 25, 2019, at the Bishop’s ...

Virginia Fingers

Virginia C. Fingers, 84 of Toronto passed away Thursday, Nov. 21. Arrangements are in the care of the Clarke Funeral Home and will be private at the convenience of the family.