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Area Obituaries

Bill Pumphrey, Sr., 75

DALTON, OH — Bill Pumphrey, Sr., age 75, of Dalton, went to be with the Lord on Monday, October 3, 2022, at his home in Dalton, following a period of declining health. Bill was born on December 18, 1946, in Weston, West Virginia, to Elmer and Wilma (Conrad) Pumphrey and married Kathern “Kitty” Waller on…

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Dalessandro, Salvatore L.

Orrville — Salvatore L. Dalessandro, age 82, of Orrville, died Monday, October 3, 2022, at Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare in Wooster, following a period of declining health. Salvatore was born on January 7, 1940, in Orrville, Ohio, to the late Luigi and Matilda (Prelipp) Dalessandro and married Jeanne Louise Raff on November 9, 1963, in Orrville,…

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Albert “Chas” Martin, 67

Albert “Chas”  Martin, 67, of Dalton, passed away on Thursday, September 29, 2022 at his home following a brief illness. You could always find him playing hockey in his younger years and he was quite the local celebrity on the ice. He enjoyed spending time on their hobby farm and never missed the Wayne County…

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James Campbell Lottes, 88

James Campbell Lottes, 88, of Mount Eaton, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at his home. He was born in Marietta on February 8, 1934 and was a US Army Veteran.  Jim was a proud graduate of The Ohio State University and received his master’s degree from Wayne State.  For over 60 years…

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Dorothy E. Gerber, 102

Dorothy E. Gerber, 102, of Orrville and formerly of Dalton, passed away on Thursday, September 29, 2022, surrounded by her daughters. She was born in Orrville on April 17, 1920 to the late Edwin W. and Anna Zuercher and married Leonard E. Gerber on October 12, 1941.  He died January 1, 2008. She was a…

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Bumgardner, Kim C.

Smithville — Kim C. Bumgardner, age 72, of Smithville, died Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare in Wooster, following a period of declining health. Kim was born on December 27, 1949, in Medina, Ohio, to the late Charles and Joan (Shanower) Bumgardner, graduated from Smithville High School in 1968, and served as a…

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Musal, Robert James Jr.

Marshallville — Robert James Musal Jr., age 73, of Marshallville, died Tuesday, September 27, 2022, at his residence in Marshallville, following a period of declining health. Robert was born on May 21, 1949, in Cleveland, Ohio, to the late Robert and Mary (Mokren) Musal and married Shirley White on January 15, 1993, in Orrville. Shirley…

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Renner, Ronald “Ron” L.

Renner, Ronald “Ron” L. Ronald “Ron” L. Renner, 79, born April 6, 1943, in Massillon, passed away on Friday, Sept. 16, 2022, in a local hospital in San Antonio, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Miriam Renner. He is survived by his wife, Linda, of Boerne; daughter, Robyn Martin; son,…

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Miller, Barbara J.

Barbara J. Miller, 68, of Dalton, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, September 23, 2022. She was born in Dover on February 14, 1954, to the late James R. and Judith (Ralston) DeVore and married Lester A. Miller on May 5, 1979 and he survives. In addition to her husband, she is survived by children, Shannon…

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Martine, Donald Robert

Donald Robert Martine age 59 passed away unexpectedly on September 16, 2022. He was born April 2, 1963 in Akron, Ohio to the late Robert Edson Martine and survived by mother, Gaye (a.k.a. Marti) Martine. He is also survived by sister, Jill Smith – Olesen (Thomas), nephew Andrew Smith (Kara), Alexander Oleson, uncles David Martine,…

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