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Obituaries

Jonathan P. Keefer Jr. 1954-2020

ALBANY, Ore. — Jon Paul Keefer Jr. 66, of Albany, Ore., died Wednesday, March 25, 2020. Jon was born Jan. 23, 1954, in Youngstown, the son of Colleen (Lefebvre) and Jonathan Keefer Sr. As a child he grew up in McDonald and Youngstown. He graduated from Chaney High School before going to ...

Services

DEBORAH ANN LOWE, 60, Austintown. Services have been rescheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, Tabernacle Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Youngstown. JAMES L. HARDING, 84, Edgewater, Fla. SERVICES: graveside, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Lake Park Cemetery, Youngstown.

Raymond L. Hess 1935-2020

COLUMBIANA — Raymond L. Hess, 84, of Columbiana, formerly of New Waterford, died Thursday, March 26, 2020. Raymond was born on Easter, April 21, 1935, in Hesston, Pa., a son of Jacob Wallace and Christina Arlene McKnight Hess. He attended Huntingdon County schools in ...

Benito Velazquez Sr. 1935-2020

BOARDMAN — Benito Velazquez Sr., 85, passed away Tuesday evening, March 24, 2020, at his home with his family by his side. Benito was born March 20, 1935, in Las Piedras, Puerto Rico, the son of Juan and Candelaria Vazquez Velazquez. He retired from the Youngstown Steel Door Co. ...

Area deaths

DONNA M. GARDNER, 80, of Niles, died at 9:50 p.m. Friday, March 27, 2020, at Briarfield Manor in Austintown. In keeping with the order of the governor during the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no public calling hours observed. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the ...

Dana L. Berringer 1962-2020

LAKE PLACID, Fla. — Dana L. Berringer, 57, of Lake Placid, Fla., passed on Friday, March 27, 2020, at Good Shepherd Hospice in Sebring, Fla. He was born Aug. 7, 1962, in Youngstown, the son of Ronald and Shirley Smith Berringer. Dana was a lifelong Cleveland Browns and Indians fan. He ...

Nellie D. Dunmire 1940-2020

BERLIN CENTER — Nellie Doris Miller Dunmire, 80, died Thursday evening March 19, 2020, at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital. Nellie was born March 9, 1940, in Bolivar, Pa., a daughter of the late Thomas and Edith Smith Miller. She graduated from Bell Township High School in ...

Glen E. Leavitt 1929-2020

STRUTHERS — Glen E. Leavitt, 90, died Saturday morning, March 28, 2020, at Sunrise Assisted Living of Poland. Glen was born Aug. 26, 1929, in Struthers, a son of Charles and Minnie Mohr Leavitt. Glen was a lifelong resident of Struthers and attended Struthers High School. In 1947, Glen ...

Aaron I. Merriwether 1993-2020

YOUNGSTOWN — Aaron Isaiah Merriwether, 26, of Youngstown was called to his heavenly home on Thursday, March 19, 2020. He was born March 26, 1993. Aaron was blessed with many creative and artistic talents and was especially known for his humor and kindness. He also loved to worship the ...

Services

DEBORAH ANN LOWE, 60, Austintown. Services have been rescheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, Tabernacle Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Youngstown. JAMES L. HARDING, 84, Edgewater, Fla. SERVICES: graveside, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Lake Park Cemetery, Youngstown.