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Obituaries

STEPHEN BLAZEK

Stephen Blazek, 67 of Bridgeport, Ohio died Monday March 4, 2019 at Liza’s Place surrounded by his family and friends. He was born May 15, 1951 a son of the late Stephen and Elizabeth “Betty” (Crawford) Blazek in Bellaire, Ohio. Stephen worked for Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel Corp in ...

THOMAS GANDY

Thomas Aultman Gandy, 64, of Martins Ferry, passed away on Saturday, March 2, 2019 in Liza’s Place. He was born on April 3, 1954 in Wheeling, a son of the late Aultman and Evelyn (Wissell) Gandy. He was a member of St. Francis Cabrini Catholic Church, a nurse for over 30 years and was ...

BARBARA GRIFFITH

Barbara Ann Griffith, 74, of Tiltonsville, passed away on Saturday, March 2, 2019 in the Cumberland Pointe Care Center. She was born on Feb. 5, 1945, a daughter of the late Harold and Myrtle (Francis) Billingsley. She is survived by her husband, Stacey Griffith of Tiltonsville; a son, Douglas ...

FOND MEADE

Fond Meade, of Flushing, Ohio, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2019. Arrangements are pending with Patron Funeral Homes & Crematory Kelly Kemp Braido, Bethesda, Ohio.

JAMES RINKES

James Edward Rinkes, 54, of Martins Ferry, OH, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2019 at his residence. Jim was born in WV on April 9, 1964, the son of the late James and Mary Ann (Edwards) Rinkes. He worked out of the WV Labor Hall, Elm Grove, WV. He was a member of Saint John’s Lutheran ...

JAMES STEGER

James Norman “Jim” Steger, 74, of Glen Dale, WV passed away on February 28, 2019 at home. He was born on June 19, 1944, son of the late James and Florence “Rusty” (Wentzloff) Steger. He was a graduate of Bellaire HS and an avid Big Reds fan. He was a veteran of the US Air Force and ...

ALBERTA HOCKER

Evangelist Alberta Lee Hocker, 92, went to glory on February 26, 2019, at Springfield Medical Center in Springfield, Ohio. She was born November 14, 1926, in Wellsburg, West Virginia. She was preceded in death by her husband, Randall Earnest Hocker, her parents, Samuel and Mary Howard, ...

NATANIA TUCK

Natania Leah Tuck, 38, of Bridgeport, Ohio, passed away February 25, 2019. Born November 11, 1980, in Akron, Ohio, she was the daughter of Paul Tuck and Betty McCourt. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ryan Seckman. Natania’s memory will forever be cherished by those who ...

HARVEY MULLETT

Harvey Mullett, 75, of Shadyside, OH died February 28, 2019, at Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale, WV. Harvey was born May 5, 1943, in Armstrongs Mills, OH a son of the late Harvey G. and Eunice Brooks Mullett. He was retired from First Energy, former R.E. Burger Plant Shadyside and was ...

RAY BESECE

Ray Maurice Besece, 90, of Dillonvale, passed away Friday, March 1, 2019, in his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Dillonvale on October 27, 1928, a son of the late Carlo and Velma (Ulczynski) Besece. Ray served his country in the United States Navy and was a life ...

HOPE CROSS

Hope Ann Cross, 54, of Brilliant, OH passed away on February 25, 2019. Schuetz Funeral Home is assisting the family.

THOMAS “TOM” MARLING

Thomas “Tom” Lee Marling, 76, formerly of Martins Ferry, OH, died Saturday in Steubenville. Viewing Monday 5 p.m. til service at 7 p.m. at the Chambers Funeral Home, Wellsburg, 304-737-3551.

WAYNE CARPENTER

Wayne C. Carpenter, 90, of Powhatan Point, died Feb. 28. Visitation & Service will be at Grandview Christian Church on Clover Ridge from 2 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 9, 2019.

ALICE GILES

Alice Marie Giles, 70, of Mingo Jct., OH passed away on March 2, 2019. Viewing at Schuetz Funeral Home on March 3, 2019 from 4 p.m. until time of service at 8 p.m.

RUSSELL McCONNELL

Russell McConnell, 62, Barnesville died Thursday. Service at convenience of the family. Arrangements by Campbell- Plumly-Milburn Funeral Home, Barnesville, Ohio.

PAT KRAMER

Suzanne Patricia “Pat” Nauman Kramer, of Wheeling, WV, died February 27, 2019. She was born in Martins Ferry, OH, on September 5, 1930, the daughter of the late Dr. John H. and Suzanne McLain Noble Nauman. She graduated from Martins Ferry High School and the Pennsylvania College for Women ...

ALBERTA HOCKER

Evangelist Alberta Lee Hocker went to glory on February 26 at the Springfield Medical Center. Arrangements pending at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory Bellaire.

JACK PELTZ

John H. (Jack) Peltz, 82, of Adena, OH, died on February 27, 2019, after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. He was a U.S. Army veteran, U.S. Army Reserve veteran and retired coal miner from Consol Coal Company. Jack is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Joyce (Scovronski) ...

SUZANNE KRAMER

Suzanne Patricia “Pat” Nauman Kramer, of Wheeling, WV, died February 27, 2019. She was born in Martins Ferry, OH, on September 5, 1930, the daughter of the late Dr. John H. and Suzanne McLain Noble Nauman. She graduated from Martins Ferry High School and the Pennsylvania College for Women ...

PATRICIA THOMAS

Patricia Ann (King) Thomas, 76, born June 24, 1942, a daughter of the late Margaret and Harold King, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on February 27, 2019, following a brief illness. Pat may have been your friend in elementary school where she and her brother were part of eight ...