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Obituaries

VAN COEN

Van Albert Coen, 88, of Mt. Pleasant passed away on Friday, January 10, 2020, in Altercare Adena. He was born in Adena on March 22, 1931, a son of the late Van and Bessie (Sanders) Coen. He served his country in the United States Marine Corps, was Methodist by faith and was a member of the ...

RICHARD HYDE

Richard E. Hyde, 92, of Bethesda Road, died Thursday at Astoria Place, Barnesville. He was born November 15, 1927, on the family farm near Fairview to the late Earl and Edna Smith Hyde. A brother, Fred, and sisters, Jessie Howell, Marjorie Rife and Helen Morgan and granddaughter, Rona ...

FRANK HOLZOPFEL SR.

Frank A. Holzopfel Sr., 77, of Martins Ferry, OH, died Thursday, January 9, 2020, at Liza’s Place Valley Hospice South, Wheeling, WV. He was born September 15, 1942, in Martins Ferry a son of the late Frank M. and Theresa (Nardone) Holzopfel. Frank was retired from the Martins Ferry Plant ...

JANICE BROWN

Janice M. Brown, 66, of Barnesville, Ohio, passed away on January 8, 2020, at Barnesville Hospital. She was born September 9, 1953, in Barnesville, daughter of Delmas and Daisy (Barrett) Long. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her grandmother, Argie Long. Argie was ...

JOHN MARKO

John Marko, 85, of Rayland, OH, died Friday, January 10, 2020, at Wheeling Hospital. He was born on May 5, 1934, in Glen Robbins, OH, to the late Andy and Helen (Bonasik) Marko. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Martha (Kniszek) Marko; a brother, Joseph ...

LAWRENCE CORVI

Lawrence Corvi, 91, of Yorkville, OH, died, Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, at Wheeling Hospital. Arrangements pending with Borkoski Funeral Home, Tiltonsville, OH.

BARRY ZALESNY

Barry Walter Zalesny, 70, of Bellaire, Ohio died Friday, December 27, 2019 at the Valley Hospice South’s Liza’s Place in Wheeling. He was born February 15, 1949 in Harrisburg, PA, son of the late Walter Zalesny and Madeline Kreishner Anderson. Barry was a retired Bellaire Police ...

PATRICIA NORTON

Patricia A. Norton, 71, of Adena, OH, died January 7, 2020. Services Monday, January 13, 2020, at 1 p.m. in Holly Memorial Gardens Cemetery Chapel, Colerain, OH. Grisell Funeral Home, Bellaire, OH

BILL JOHNSON

William V. Johnson 73, of St. Clairsville. OH died January 7, 2020, at Wheeling, WV. Bill was born January 7, 1947, in Bellaire, OH a son of the late Albert B. and Beatrice L. Brown Johnson Sr. He was retired from St. Clairsville/Richland City Schools and a member of the Bellaire ...

GILDA KUCHINKA

Gilda Olivia “Judy” (Aprea) Kuchinka, 77, of Shadyside, Ohio died Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at the Valley Hospice South’s Liza’s Place in Wheeling, West Virginia. She was born October 29, 1942 in Benwood, West Virginia, daughter of the late Salvatore and Myrtle Keenen Aprea. Gilda ...

VERNON BAILEY

Vernon E. Bailey, 83, of Bethesda, Ohio, was welcomed to his eternal home, January 8, 2020. Born June 6, 1936 in Bethesda, Ohio, he was one of seven children born to Mack C. and Hazel Turner Bailey. In addition to his parents, preceding Vernon in death were his brothers, Robert and Mack ...

THOMAS SAFFELL

Thomas “Pappy” Saffell, 76, of New Athens, died Tuesday, January 7, 2020 in Cadiz, Ohio. Tom was born May 31, 1943 in Martins Ferry, Ohio, a son of the late Howard Alfred and Charlotte Salone Watson Saffell. Tom worked as an electrician at Consol and R.&F. Coal Companies. He was a ...

NICHOLAS MAKRIS

Nicholas Makris, 84, of Powhatan Point, Ohio died Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at Wheeling Hospital in Wheeling, West Virginia. He was born October 16, 1935 in Belmont County, Ohio, son of the late Emanuel and Mary Tolzda Makris. Nick was retired from the maintenance department of the former ...

EVELYN WESLEY

Evelyn J. Wesley, 60, of Barnesville, Ohio passed away January 7, 2020 at Wheeling Hospital. Born in Martins Ferry, Ohio, May 11, 1959, she was the daughter of the late John and Beatrice Moore. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Jim Moore; and sister, ...

KATHLEEN SMITH

Kathleen Joan Smith of Lake Alfred, Florida, passed away on December 29, 2019. Kathy was born the youngest of seven children on August 1, 1953, in Martins Ferry, Ohio. She attended St. John Central High School in Bellaire, Ohio, the Ohio Valley General Hospital School of Nursing in ...

MARCIA DRISCOLL

Marcia R. Driscoll, 81, of Neffs, Ohio died January 7, 2020 at her daughter’s home. She was born April 12, 1938 in Neffs, Ohio, a daughter of the late Harry and Doris Cordner Blacker. Marcia was a retired cook from Bellaire City Schools. She was a loving mother and grandmother. She was a ...

BERNIE GLENN

Bernard “Bernie” Glenn, 82, of Wheeling, WV passed away peacefully at home on Monday, January 6, 2020. He was born on April 15, 1937 in Wheeling, WV, the son of the late Betty (Parker) Glenn and Bernard C. Glenn. Bernie attended Blessed Trinity Grade School, Wheeling Central Catholic ...

REGINA LAVY

Regina M. (Walling) Lavy, 92, of St. Clairsville, OH, formerly of Martins Ferry, OH, died Thursday, January 2, 2020 at the home of her daughter in Harbinger, NC. She was born November 11, 1927 in Martins Ferry, a daughter of the late Joseph T. and Margaret (O’Neill) Walling. She was a ...

CHARLES SOOS

Charles R. Soos Sr., 82, of Cadiz, Ohio, died Sunday. Visitation 11 a.m. Friday until time of service at 1 p.m. at Clark- Kirkland Funeral Home, Cadiz.

MARY HITCHCOCK

Mary Elizabeth Hitchcock, 93, of Bellaire, OH, passed away on January 3, 2020. Born in Wheeling on October 16, 1926 to the late Leo and Janet (Haggerty) Holtz. She is survived by three children, Patricia Hitchcock, WIlliam (Penny) T. Hitchcock Jr., Charles (Monica) Hitchcock; five ...