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Obituaries

Rev. Ross E. Johnson 1930-2022

DUBLIN — The Rev. Ross E. Johnson, 92, formerly of Austintown, passed away peacefully Saturday evening, Aug. 13, 2022, under the care of Bella Hospice, at Trueman Pointe Care Center in Hilliard. Ross was born June 28, 1930, in Knoxville, Tenn., the son of the late Maurice and Mary Smith ...

Carmella Protain 1927-2022

WEEKI WACHEE, Fla. — Carmella Calzo Protain, 95, died Friday, July 22, 2022, at Noble Senior Living in Florida. She was born April 29, 1927, in Youngstown, the daughter of Michael and Rose Deniro Calzo. Carmella was employed for many years as a elevator operator at Bank One, until it was ...

Billie Jane Patton 1939-2022

AUSTINTOWN — Billie Jane Patton, 83, formerly of Oakwood Avenue in Austintown, passed away peacefully, Saturday morning, Aug. 13, 2022, at The Inn at Christine Valley. Billie Jane was born July 29, 1939, in Youngstown, a daughter of the late William Kopachy and Helen Fetzer Kopachy, and was ...

Patty Streiner Granger 1953-2022

NEW MIDDLETOWN — Patty Streiner Granger, 69, passed away peacefully Saturday morning, Aug. 13, 2022, at Hospice House after a 20-year battle with MS. She was born March 6, 1953, in Youngstown, daughter of the late Bill and Ann Streiner and was a lifelong area resident. Patty was a 1971 ...

Linda L. Mackey Holtz 1948-2022

OIL CITY, Pa. — Linda L. Mackey Holtz, 74, passed away at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital in Pittsburgh, on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022. Born Jan. 9, 1948, in Cleveland, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Alice Lippold. Linda graduated from high school in Connecticut before moving to ...

Joyce Pinkard White 1954-2022

YOUNGSTOWN — Ms. Joyce Pinkard White, 68, departed this life Monday, Aug. 8, 2022, at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital. Joyce was born July 19, 1954, in Ravenna, a daughter of Lemmet Sr. and Sallie Goode Pinkard. She was a graduate of The Rayen School and had attended Ohio State ...