Reverend Dewey J. Salyers, Sr.
1934 - 2016
Austintown - Rev. Dewey J. Salyers, Sr., 82, of Austintown, passed away Monday, June 20th, 2016, surrounded by his family.
Dewey was born on May 13, 1934 in Omar, West Virginia, the son of Dewey and Ada Buryel Spradlin Salyers.
At one time he lived in Madison, OH and was a machinist for 31 years at TRW. He also owned and operated Dewey Electric for 25 years . He was an ordained minister for The Church of God and pastored Lanterman Road Church of God for six years.
Dewey served in the United States Marine Corps, and was an avid fan of the Cleveland Indians.
He married the former Patricia A. Hollingsworth on February 16, 1957.Together they had six sons and three daughters. He is survived by his wife, Patricia, sons Rick J. (Kathy) Salyers, of Myrtle Beach, SC, David M. (Sharon) Salyers of Rock Creek, OH, Dewey Jr. (Roberta) Salyers of Vienna, Timothy S. Salyers of Madison, OH, Adam (Kelly) Salyers of Florence, KY and Grover C. (Beth) Salyers of Parma, OH. Their daughters are Connie S Salyers of Columbus, OH, Patrice C. (Joe) Land of Butler, KY, and Candace L. Salyers of Austintown, OH. He also leaves behind to cherish his memory 24 Grandchildren and 27 Great-Grandchildren.
He was preceeded in death by his parents, sisters, Avanell, Elaine, Ermalee and Evangeline all of West Virginia, and a granddaughter, Melissa Dawn.
Services will be held at the Praise Cathedral Church of God located at 608 Iowa Avenue in Niles, OH. Visitation will be Friday, June 24th from 10 am until noon followed by the funeral service at noon. Burial will be at the Crown Hill Burial Park in Vienna, OH.
The family requests material tributes be sent to the Praise Cathedral Church of God.
Selby Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements.
Thomas B. Burkholder, Jr.
1921 - 2016
Warren - Thomas B. Burkholder, 95, passed away Friday, June 24, 2016 at the Shepherd of the Valley facility in Niles, OH.
He was born June 1, 1921 in Greensburg, PA to Thomas B. Burkholder and Carrie Ritenaur Burkholder.
Thomas was an Army Veteran of WWII in the Central Europe campaigns of Normandy, Northern France and Rhineland. He served as an M.P. where he was awarded several medals including 4 Bronze Stars and a Good Conduct Medal.
He married the former Naomi Greenaway on November 17, 1948. Together they had one son, Thomas B. Burkholder III (Charlotte) of Warren who survive along with Thomas’s sister, Dorothy Steele of Greensburg, PA. Also left to cherish his memory are two grandchildren, Trevor (Stephanie) and Shane (Madison) all of Warren, OH.
He was preceded in death by His wife, Naomi who passed away December 11, 2011, brothers Kenneth and John and a sister, Helen.
Thomas was a member of the V.F.W. and the American Legion. He was an avid Pittsburgh sports fan and enjoyed gardening, refinishing furniture, golfing and especially spending time with his family. He was a member of the Methodist Faith.
Calling hours will be Tuesday, June 28th at the Crown Hill Mausoleum Chapel in Vienna, OH from noon until one o’clock with the funeral service at 1 P.M. Entombment will be in their Chapel of Love following a committal military service.
Selby Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements.
Norman R. Martin
1943 - 2016
Windham - Norman (Stormin Norman) R. Martin, 72, died Sunday, June 26, 2016 at his residence.
Norman was born July 5, 1943, in Warren, the son of Ralph and Lenabelle “Pettit” Martin.
He graduated from Lakeview High School in Cortland and later served in the U.S. Army overseas.
Norman later served 17 years as a police officer in Cortland and Windham Village, where he was a Sergeant.
He was a member of Masonic Lodge 529, Past Patron of OPAL Chapter 181, a member of Valley of Canton Scottish Rite, and was a member of the Shriners. He also was a life time member of the Windham American Legion and was the Windham Lions Club treasurer.
Norman leaves behind his wife, Diana Hilton-Martin, who he married on July, 1967; two sons, Grant R. (Rouen) Martin and Lance Martin both of Windham; a brother, Marlin “Boots” (Karen) Martin of Brookfield; and a sister, Debbie (David) Beltz of Cortland. He also leaves behind four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A sister, Gloria, preceded Norman in death.
Visitation will be held Thursday, from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, with the funeral service to begin at 2:00 pm, at Crown Hill Chapel Mausoleum in Vienna.
Entombment will take place in Crown Hill Burial Park, Vienna, Ohio 44473.
Norman was a 17 year heart transplant survivor, so the family requests that any contributions be sent to the American Heart Association: American Heart Association, 5455 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43214.
Martha M. Schmitt
1929 - 2016
Winter Garden, FL - After a long, brave struggle with dementia, Martha Schmitt passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 26, 2016, in Winter Garden, FL.
Martha was born January 15, 1929 in Marion Center, PA, the daughter of Nathan and Twila North.
She was a graduate of Marion Center High School and was a 35 year employee of Packard Electric in Warren, retiring in 2000.
Martha married Walter Schmitt in 1975. Walter passed away in 2003.
Her life was filled with love from her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. During her life, she enjoyed traveling, especially to Vienna, Austria. She was a fantastic cook and loved her many dogs and cats. She was affectionately known as Miss Personality and the Purple Lady at her home away from home at Serenades Memory Center, in Winter Garden, FL. She will be greatly missed by everyone.
Martha leaves behind her son, Robert Franklin of Champion; daughters, Beverley (John) Heberling of Winter Garden, FL and Robin (Ross) Major of Tuscon, AZ. She also leaves behind five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, Michael (Chris) Cope and daughter Jen of Cortland, Rhonda Williams (Seth MaCalen Hopkinson) of Warren, Chandler Williams, Jennifer Major of Tuscon, AZ, Landon Major of Tuscon, AZ, Ryan (Alexis) Major of New Orleans and Rossi (Denise A.) Dodge of Tuscon AZ.
Services for Martha will be held Saturday, with calling hours beginning at 12:00 pm, and the funeral service to start at 1:00 pm, at Crown Hill Burial Park in Vienna. Officiating will be Pastor Dan Cesene.
Burial will take place in Crown Hill Burial Park