Obituaries

Julia Dokes

Julia Mae (Christian) Dokes, 86, a former, longtime resident of Smithfield, Ohio, died Sunday, April 29, in Phoenix, AZ. Her loved ones’ prayers for a peaceful death, at home in the presence of a sweet, sweet spirit, were answered. She was her family’s chief spoiler of children and pets. ...

Nicole Boggs

Nicole Lynn Boggs, 29, of Brilliant, OH passed away on April 27, 2018. She is preceded in death by her parents, Stanley “Bo” and Sandra “Sandy” (Wilt) Boggs. Surviving are her boyfriend Mike Darrah, three children, Mckaylle, Emmalee, and Harmony Darrah, siblings, Melanie (Chris) ...

Dorothy Kocher

Dorothy “Dotty” Kocher, 91, of Steubenville died Friday, April 27, 2018, at Trinity West ER. She was born June 12, 1926, in Sanford, ME. She is the daughter of the late Alfred and Kilda Drouin Mercier. Also preceding her in death are her husband Jerome Kocher and brother Ernest Mercier. ...

Margaret Martin

Margaret A. Martin, 82, of Fernandina, FL, formerly of Steubenville, died Saturday, April 28, 2018, peacefully with her loving husband at her side at her home. She was born April 1, 1936, in Hollidays Cove, WV. She is the daughter of the late Thomas and Winifred Murry Reed. She is also preceded ...

George Nemeth

George Nemeth, 77, of Yorkville, OH, died, Monday, April 30, 2018, at his home. Funeral Liturgy will be on Thursday at 11 a.m. from St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Online condolences may be offered at borkoskifuneralhomes.com

Gary Vandeborne

Gary F. Vandeborne, 47, New Port Richey, died April 18, 2018. Survived by parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gary E. Vandeborne; sister, Lisa (Mike Bratt) Wood; nephews, Ryne (Jess) and Jason. Services were private.

Lucitria Barcus

Lucitria (Cedar) Denneen Barcus (Steubenville), daughter of Tom Ray Ellis Sr. and Frances Marie Ellis of Weirton, passed away April 26 in her home. Born Sept 3, 1967, she was preceded in death by her father as well as her husband, Matthew Barcus. Throughout her life, Cedar was always ...

Mary Gasparine

Mary (Paesani) Gasparine, 90, of Follansbee, WV, died at 11:20 a.m. on Monday, April 30, 2018 at MaryAnn Manor, Follansbee, WV, under the care of the dedicated staff with the assistance of Amedisys Hospice. Mary was born on May 17, 1927 in Follansbee, WV. She was the daughter of the late ...

Earl McLeish

Earl Frederick McLeish, 84, delivered at home on September 22, 1933 in Steubenville, Ohio by “Ole Doc Sanders” for a fee $25 passed away Sunday, April 30, 2018. Earl graduated from Big Red in 1951 and Carnegie Institute in 1952 as an assistant med tech. He served in the US Air ...

Ralph Ford

Ralph William Ford, beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother has fought the good fight, he has finished his course, and he kept the faith and won the race on April 29, 2018. Ralph was born on June 11, 1957 and was preceded in death by his daughter, Angelique, mother, Geraldine ...