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Obituaries

FRANK “DAVE” BARTYZEL

Frank David “Dave” Bartyzel, 71, of St. Clairsville, Ohio, died at home surrounded by his family March 27, 2020. He was born August 27, 1948, in Martins Ferry, Ohio, a son of the late Frank Walter Bartyzel and Katherine “Katie” Kopral Bartyzel. Dave was retired from the finishing ...

KATHERINE SMOLENAK

Katherine (Repchak) Smolenak, 89, of Barton died Friday, March 27, 2020. Services private. Arrangements by Wilson Funeral Home, Brookside.

LOIS SHAFER

Lois E. (Jones) Shafer, 95, of Bridgeport, OH, died Thursday, March 26, 2020, at Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale, WV. She was born September 1, 1924, in Martins Ferry, OH, the daughter of the late John G. and Emma (Weigel) Jones. Lois retired from Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel and Office ...

TANNAR CHAMBERLAIN

Tannar D. Chamberlain, 46, passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2020, at his home in Wheeling, WV. Tannar was a graduate of John Marshall High School where he took great pride in managing the baseball team that lovingly named him “Chuck” after Pirates manager, Chuck Tanner. Tannar spoke ...

CLARENCE PARSONS

Clarence Edward Parsons, 85, of Wheeling, passed away on March 25, 2020. He was born in Marshall County, WV, on September 12, 1934, son of the late Clell and Mildred (Dodd) Parsons. Arrangements are pending at Kepner Funeral Homes, 166 Kruger St. Wheeling (304-242-2311).

CHRISTOPHER WADDELL

Christopher Waddell, 59, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at home. He was born November 2, 1960, in Wheeling, WV, son of the late Joseph and Lillian Waddell. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Waddell. He leaves behind his two ...

DR. JAMES W. TAYLOR

Dr. James Webb Taylor, 71, went to be with the Lord on March 23, 2020. He was born in Wheeling, WV on December 24, 1948, the son of Webb and Helen Skedel Taylor. Jim graduated from Warwood High School, Class of 1966, attended West Liberty University, and graduated from West Virginia ...

EVELYN PETRI

Evelyn “Marie” Petri, 67, of Wheeling passed away Friday, March 27, 2020, at Wheeling Hospital. She was born June 12, 1952, in Grafton, WV, daughter of the late Eugene and Nellie Linn Shackelford. Marie was an 8th grade science teacher at Moundsville Junior High until her retirement, ...

DOUGLAS JACOBS

Douglas Edward Jacobs, 58, of Valley Grove, WV, passed away on Wednesday March 25, 2020, in Washington Hospital. He was born in Wheeling on March 26, 1961, son of Jacquelyn (Snyder) Jacobs and the late Morris Edward Jacobs. Doug was a Truck Driver with Green Valley Packing for 20 years. ...

KATHERINE TOLIVER WEIMER

Katherine Toliver- Weimer, 74, Barnesville, died Friday. Care entrusted to Campbell-Plumly- Milburn Funeral Home, Barnesville.

Voting in Ohio Still Important

Both Republicans and Democrats in Ohio can complain about voter suppression this year, courtesy of COVID-19. Beyond any doubt, turnout figures for the election that was to have been held March 17 will be low. Balloting that day was canceled because of the coronavirus outbreak. On Wednesday, ...

RAYMOND KUDERSKI

Raymond Kuderski 84 of Moundsville, WV died Friday March 27, 2020. He was born October 31, 1935 son of the late Isadore & Mary Giectraetis Kuderski. A member of the Moundsville Baptist Church. Retired from Kroger Company. Preceded in death by siblings, Freddie Kuderski, ...

HOWARD VanFOSSEN

Howard VanFossen, 77, of Cadiz, died Wed. A memorial gathering at a later date. Arrangements by Clark-Kirkland.

DONALD MITCHELL

Donald Jay Mitchell, 72, of Wellsburg, WV died peacefully on Thursday, March 26, 2020. Arrangements are under the direction of Mullenbach Funeral Home.

WILLIAM MUSHET

William “Bill” Davidson Mushet, 83 of Wellsburg, WV, passed away on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at Weirton Medical Center. Bill was born on April 12, 1936, in Windsor Heights, WV. He was the son of the late Alexander Black Mushet and Isabella (Davidson) Mushet. Bill retired after 42 ...

FRANK BARTYZEL

Frank David “Dave” Bartyzel, 71, of St. Clairsville, Ohio died at home surrounded by his family, March 27, 2020. He was born August 27, 1948 in Martins Ferry, Ohio, a son of the late Frank Walter Bartyzeland Katherine “Katie” Kopral Bartyzel. Dave was retired from the finishing ...

ELIZABETH POTTS

Elizabeth “Jean” Potts, age 92, formerly of Moundsville, passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2020 Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Wheeling. She was born November 15, 1927 in Moundsville, WV, daughter of the late Mike and Susan Gladura Romanoski. She was a homemaker, a former employee of Marx ...

TIMOTHY CARR

Timothy Carr, 19, of New Martinsville, WV passed away on Monday March 23, 2020 at home. Friends received on Friday, March 27 from 12 noon–2 and 4-6 p.m., at Kepner Funeral Home, 1308 Chapline St., Wheeling, WV (304-232-5110).

HEATH KELBAUGH

Heath Edward Kelbaugh, 45, of Bellaire, OH, March 25, 2020. Kepner Funeral Home, Wheeling, in charge.

ALVIN WEIGAND JR.

Alvin Anthony Weigand Jr., 59, of Warwood, WV, passed away on Monday, March 23, 2020, at Peterson Hospital, Wheeling. He was born in Wheeling, WV, on July 26, 1960, son of the late Alvin Anthony Weigand Sr. and Lora (McGlumphy) Weigand. Alvin was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church, ...