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Area Obituaries

Gary A. “Smitty” Smith, 86

Gary A. “Smitty” Smith, 86, of Strasburg passed away unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday, January 31, 2023. He was born on March 29, 1936 in Lewisville, Ohio and was a son of the late Charles and Sophia Kestner Smith. In addition to his parents, Gary was also preceded in death by his daughter, Colleen…

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Virginia Ann (Seilere) Kaminski, 79

FREDERICKSBURG – Virginia Ann (Seiler) Kaminski was born on July 9, 1943 to Henry Alton and Lois Cleda (Blosser) Seiler in Archbold, Ohio, Fulton County. She peacefully passed away due to failing health on February 3, 2023 in Wooster, Ohio surrounded by family. Gin was united in marriage to Michael Anthony Kaminski on June 30,…

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Kenneth Edward Bixler, 79

Kenneth Edward Bixler, 79, of Holmesville, OH went home to be with his heavenly father on January 31, 2023. He was born near Apple Creek, OH on June 30, 1943, to the late Reuben and Elma (Nussbaum) Bixler. He married the love of his life, Shirley (Richeson) Bixler on June 22, 1964, and was dedicated…

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Dolores “Dee” Werner, 92

Orrville — Dolores “Dee” Werner, age 92, of Orrville, formerly of New Castle, PA, died Tuesday, January 31, 2023, at Shady Lawn Health Care Community in Dalton, following a period of declining health. Dee was born on May 7, 1930, in New Castle, Pennsylvania, to the late Steve and Mary (Nemeth) Wheale and graduated from…

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Edward York, 92

ORRVILLE — Edward York, age 92, of Orrville, died Monday, January 30, 2023, at Orrvilla Maple Terrace in Orrville, following a period of declining health. Edward was born on September 18, 1930, in Dover, Ohio, to the late Tom and Lillian (Kelly) York.  He married Carmella Mongelluzzo on November 19, 1952, in Hempstead, NY. He…

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Elizabeth A. Martin, 80

WOOSTER — Elizabeth A. Martin, age 80, of Wooster, died Monday, January 30, 2023, at Wooster Community Hospital in Wooster, following a period of declining health. Elizabeth was born on January 7, 1943, in Massillon, to Vernon and Irene (Yoder) Lehman, graduated from Orrville High School in 1961, and earned a nursing degree from Goshen…

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Roy A. Whited, 92

ORRVILLE – Roy A. Whited, age 92, passed away on January 23, 2023. Born on August 9, 1930 to the late Roy and Gladys (Farr) Whited in Bellevue, OH, Roy had been a resident of Orrville for over 50 years.  A veteran of the Korean War serving with the U.S. Army, Roy was a truck…

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Ronald Dean Fike, 88

WOOSTER — Ronald Dean Fike, age 88, of Wooster, died Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at Smithville Western Care Center in Wooster, following a period of declining health. Ron was born on July 22, 1934, in Smithville, to Frank and Daisie (Gray) Fike. Ron graduated from Smithville High School in 1952, and earned a Bachelor’s Degree…

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Sally A. Thomas, 85

Sally A. Thomas Wednesday, December 8, 1937  –  Tuesday, January 24, 2023 GREEN – Sally A. Thomas, 85, loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away Jan. 24, 2023. Sally was born Dec. 8, 1937 to the late Robert and Opal (Sergeant) Noaker and lived in the City of Green 18 years. She worked for…

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Viola M. “Vi” Wingerter, 97

ORRVILLE — Viola M. “Vi” Wingerter, age 97, of Stow, formerly of Orrville, died Monday, January 23, 2023, at her daughter’s residence, where she has resided for the last five years. Vi was born on July 31, 1925, in Arona, Pennsylvania, to the late George and Alice (Peoples) Keller and married Roy Wingerter on March…

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