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Obituaries

Mary Eleanor Thompson, 93

LISBON — Mary Eleanor Pugh Thompson, longtime Calcutta resident, went to be with the Lord Monday, March 4, 2019 in the company of her beloved family. She was 93. She was a daughter of the late Anderson and Ina Gonzales Pugh. Born in Calcutta, March 13, 1925, in a family of three brothers ...

Charles Sprouse

SALINEVILLE—Charles E. ‘Chuck’ Sprouse, 85, of Salineville, OH, passed away Saturday, Mar. 2, 2019 in the Salem Regional Med. Center in Salem, OH following a lengthy illness. He was born Mar. 30, 1933 in Wellsville, OH, son of the late Lawrence H. and Della (Snyder) Sprouse. In ...

Robert Miller

LISBON— Robert E. Miller, Sr., 86, of North Beaver Street, passed away at 5:55 p.m, Sunday, March 3, 2019 at Salem West Health Care Center following a recent illness. He was born Sept. 14, 1932 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Emmett W. and Lola May (Hobbday) Miller. He owned his own ...

Laura E. (Van Matre) Johnson 97

CHESTER —Laura E. (Van Matre) Johnson 97, of Chester passed away peacefully Monday, March 4, at her daughter’s home in Calcutta, Oh. where she resided for the past 18 months. Her loving family at her side. Born April 28, 1921 in West Columbia, West Virginia she was the daughter of the ...

Violet C. Mays, 91

EAST LIVERPOOL—Violet C. Mays, 91 of East Liverpool, passed away at the East Liverpool City Hospital on Monday, March 4, 2019, following a brief illness. Born in Moundsville, West Virginia on May 20, 1927, Violet moved to Chester at an early age. She was one of three children born to the ...

Dr. Harold E. Wilson, 91

CUYAHOGA FALLS — Dr. Harold E. Wilson, 91, of Cuyahoga Falls, passed away peacefully at home on March 2, 2019. He was born on May 22, 1927 in East Liverpool, Ohio, son of the late Edwin and Helen Wilson. He served in the U.S. Navy during WW II and continued his military service in the Naval ...

Michael Lander, Jr.

EAST LIVERPOOL — Michael Lander, Jr., 96, of East Liverpool passed away Friday, March 1, 2019 at his home. He was born in Sighisoara, Romania, a small village outside of Transylvania on June 12, 1922, a son of the late Michael and Suzanna (Arz) Lander, Sr. At the age of seven he and his ...

Christine Keras

STEUBENVILLE—Christine Louise Keras, age 68 of Steubenville, OH passed away Saturday March 2, 2019. She was born May 12, 1950 in Steubenville, OH the daughter of the late Robert and Rhea (Hartline) Scott. She was a member of the Empire United Church. She was a 1969 graduate of Jefferson ...

Katherine ‘Kathy’ Russell, 75

CALCUTTA — Katherine “Kathy” Russell, 75, of Calcutta, passed away Friday, March 1, 2019. Born in East Liverpool on June 20, 1943, she was the daughter of the late Earl and Harriet “Sue” (Webb) Talbott. Kathy graduated in 1962 from Wells High School. She enjoyed playing in former ...

Robert Esterly

NEW WATERFORD — Robert J. Esterly, 94, New Waterford, passed away at 10:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019 at Hospice House of Poland. Mr. Esterly was born Aug. 23, 1924 in New Waterford, a son of the late Albert and Emma (Tomey) Esterly. A 1942 graduate of New Waterford High School, he joined ...