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Obituaries

CAROLINE VAN DYKE

Caroline Mae Van Dyke, 85, formerly of Windsor Heights WV, died in Hobe Sound, Florida May 18, 2019. Service is at noon Mon., Oct. 14, National Road Church of Christ, Wheeling.

PAMELA BRAUGHT

Pamela Maye Banks Braught, 59, of St. Clairsville, Ohio, formerly of Cadiz, Ohio, left this world to be with our Lord on Friday, September 27, 2019 atWheeling Hospital. She was born July 29, 1960 in Cadiz Ohio, the 19th child of the late Edward Henry Banks, Sr. and Ora Pauline Cooper ...

BARBARA STRAIN

Barbara Ann Strain, 83, of St. Clairsville, Ohio died October 9, 2019 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born January 18, 1936 in Barton, Ohio, a daughter of the late Michael Kopral and Anna Vanecko Kopral. Barbara was a 1954 graduate of Bridgeport High School and 1958 graduate ...

KATHERINE BARACK

Katherine Barack, 95, from Stewartsville, OH, died on October 8, 2019 at the Western Reserve Hospice facility in Westlake, OH. She had lived the last four years at her granddaughter, Nicole’s, home in Madison, OH. She was born May 9, 1924 in Willow Grove, OH, a daughter of Nicholas and ...

SAM WILLIAMS

David Timothy “Sam” Williams, 49, of St. Clairsville, Ohio died October 8, 2019 in Cumberland Pointe Care Center. He was born January 30, 1970 in Bellaire, Ohio, son of James Robert Williams and the late Esther Louise Pitts Williams. Sam was a graduate of Union Local High School. He ...

THOMAS LESNICK

Thomas P. “Briggle” Lesnick, 76, of Bridgeport, OH passed away October 6, 2019 at Wheeling Hospital. He was born April 23, 1943, in Bridgeport, OH, a son of the late Joseph and Viola (Trybuski) Lesnick. Thomas was retired from Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel, was a member of the Foresters Club ...

MARLIN HARPER

Marlin J. Harper, 70, of Barnesville died Thursday, October 3, 2019, at Wheeling Hospital. Marlin was born in Barnesville on July 9, 1949 to the late Jay S. Harper and Maxine E. (Thornberry) Harper-Ellison. Marlin was a 1967 graduate of Barnesville High School, graduate of Ohio University ...

MARY DISTEFANO

Mary G. DiStefano. It is with great sadness that we announce our beloved Aunt Mary, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, at her home. She was born March 28, 1930, in Martins Ferry, OH the daughter of the late Lorenzo and Helen (Bernardi) DiStefano. In addition to her parents she was preceded ...

LOUIS SCHNEIDER

Louis John “Jack” Schneider Jr., of St. Clairsville, OH, died on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, at Ohio Living Westminster Thurber in Columbus, OH. He was born December 3, 1927 in Wheeling, WV, a son of the late Louis J. Schneider, Sr. and Neva B. (Eaglen) Schneider. He retired from M.G.M.C. ...

SHIRLEY ESPOSITO

Shirley Ann Esposito, 82, of Bellaire, OH passed away on October 3, 2019, at Wheeling Hospital. She was born on March 26, 1937, to the late William Michael and Anna (Rejonis) Steele. She was preceded in death by one sister Lula Soderlund, three brothers George, Kenny, and Melvin Steele. ...

LADINA REANT

Ladina Ann Reant, 87, of Bellaire, Ohio, died Friday, October 4, 2019, at Wheeling Hospital in Wheeling, West Virginia. She was born December 5, 1931, in Bellaire, Ohio, daughter of the late Tony and Antoinette Mangene Giannangeli. Ladina was a cake decorator for the former Busack Grocery ...

FRANCESCO PRIORE

Francesco Priore, 96, of St. Clairsville, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, in the Wheeling Hospital in Wheeling, West Virginia. He was born Nov. 11, 1922, in Villa S. Angelo Provincia D’Quila, Italy a son of the late Corangelia and Rubina Melonio Priore. Francesco was ...

WAYNE DICKISON

(Harry) Wayne Dickison, 79, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, surrounded by his family after a brave battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Wayne had a passion for teaching and served as a headmaster in secondary education for 12 years at the Charles River School in Dover, MA, ...

FRANCESCO PRIORE

Francesco Priore, 96, of St. Clairsville, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, in the Wheeling Hospital in Wheeling, West Virginia. He was born Nov. 11, 1922, in Villa S. Angelo Provincia D’Quila, Italy a son of the late Corangelia and Rubina Melonio Priore. Francesco was ...

CATHY MARR

Cathy R. Marr, 72, of Barnesville, Ohio passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, at the Barnesville Hospital Emergency Room. She was born Jan. 3, 1947, in Wheeling, WV, to the late Raymond E. and Catharine L. (Dillon) Hall. She was a 1965 graduate of Zane Trace High School and was a retired ...

GEORGE GEER

George R. Geer Sr., 74, of Glen Robbins, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019 at the UPMC Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. He was born Jan. 20, 1945, in Martins Ferry, Ohio son of the late Charles E. Geer and Mary “Bonnie” Mace Helling. In addition to his parents, he was ...

FRANK PAWLUS

Frank J. Pawlus, 69, of Martins Ferry, OH, died Monday, Oct. 1, 2019, at Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling, WV. He was born Dec. 22, 1949, in Middlesex, NJ, a son of the late Michael and Mary (Orzel) Pawlus. He worked for the former Matlack Tank Lines as a mechanic/truck driver and retired from ...

GLADYS MCDOUGAL

Gladys McDougal, 98, formerly of Beallsville, died Tuesday, Oct. 1 in the Arbors of Woodsfield. Visitation Friday, Oct. 4 from 4-8 p.m. at Harper Funeral Home, Beallsville, where funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. Interment follows in Beallsville Cemetery. www.harperfh.net.

SHARON VARGO- WILLIAMS

Sharon A. Vargo-Williams, 78, of Jacobsburg, OH, passed away Oct. 1, 2019, at J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, WV, supported by her family. Sharon was born April 4, 1941, in Powhatan Pt., OH, a daughter of the late Jess H. and Elizabeth Duvall Cordery. She was a member of the ...

GEORGE BOBISH

George “Butch” Bobish, 71, of Rayland, OH, died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, at his home. Butch was born on Aug. 16, 1948, in Martins Ferry, OH, to the late George and Helen (Gault) Bobish. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Eric Bobish and a step-daughter, ...