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Obituaries

Mary Jean Cole 1924-2022

YOUNGSTOWN — Mary Jean Cole, 97, of Youngstown, died early Saturday morning, Oct. 1, 2022, at Brookdale Memory Care, Austintown. Mary Jean was born Dec. 10, 1924, in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Chris and Catherine Durkin Powers, and was a lifelong area resident. She graduated ...

Robert Owen Cox 1934-2022

BOARDMAN — Robert Owen Cox, 88, of Boardman, formerly of Belpre, died Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, at his residence. Robert was born March 21, 1934, in Wirt County, W.Va., and was the son of the late James Okey and Opel Miller Cox. Robert had worked as a mill tender for U.S. Steel. He ...

Bert H. Wilkinson Sr. 1939-2022

GARRETTSVILLE — Bert H. Wilkinson Sr., 83, of Garrettsville, joined his Lord and Savior on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022, at home surrounded by his family. He was born May 24, 1939, in Youngstown, to the late Bert H. and Dorothy Frost Wilkinson. He remained in Youngstown until his family ...

Jean Ann Lind 1955-2022

POLAND — Jean Ann Lind, 67, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday evening, Sept. 27, 2022, at her home. Jean, known by her family and friends as “Ann,” was born Sept. 23, 1955, in New Castle, Pa., a daughter of Richard and Joan Smith West. Ann was raised in Slippery Rock, Pa., before moving ...

Edward C. Scott 1947-2022

COLUMBIANA — Edward C. Scott, 75, of Columbiana, died Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, at Masternick Memorial Health Care Center in New Middletown. He was born Jan. 26, 1947, in Salem, the son of the late Herbert and Hazel Riehl Scott. Ed was a graduate of Columbiana High School and had served in ...

Joseph M. Schepka 1944-2022

STRUTHERS — Joseph M. “Mickey” Schepka, 78, died Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, at his home after a courageous, five-year battle with cancer. Mickey was born in Youngstown, on July 7, 1944, the son of the late Joseph and Lena Bellanca Schepka. He was a graduate of Cardinal Mooney High ...