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Barry L. Busse, 70

Barry Busse obitBarry Lee Busse, 70, of Carrollton, passed away May 15, 2017.

He was born Aug. 18, 1946, in Mechanicsburg, PA.

He was a world-renowned tenor with a career that spanned 30 years. He received his bachelor’s degree in Music from Oberlin College, a master’s degree in Voice from Manhattan School of Music in New York City, and subsequent master’s degrees in Education from Ashland College and Walsh University.

Valaria Gallon, 93

Valaria Ulis Wood Gallon, 93, died May 17, 2017, peacefully in Hospice of the Valley in Glendale, AZ, after a brief illness.

Born Oct. 5, 1923, in the Chicago, IL, area, she was a daughter to Joseph and Ella Ulis. She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Robert J. Gallon.

As an infant she was brought to Ohio by her mother and grew up in Carroll County on a farm owned by Harry Wood, her mother’s second husband, whom she knew as “Daddy”. It was a blended family with children from two marriages, growing up as brothers and sisters. She has one surviving sister, Marcella Wood Lambert, who resides in Stark County.

William R. Beeson, 75

William R. Beeson, 75, of Carrollton passed away Thursday morning May 18, 2017, in his home.

Born Oct. 4, 1941, in Salem, he was a son of the late William F. and Katherine Stone Beeson.

William was a police officer for Butler Township, Columbiana County, and a machinist at United Tool and Die.

Rick R. Santee, 54

Rick Santee obit for webRick R. Santee, 54, of Dellroy, died suddenly Friday night, May 19, 2017, in Aultman Hospital in Canton after becoming ill at his home.

Born Feb. 11, 1963, and raised in Illinois and Nashville, TN, and was the son of Jeanne Rush Santee of Memphis, TN, and the late Russell Santee. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a stepson Timothy Broadwater.

Rick was the consummate outdoorsman who delighted in spending his time hunting, fishing, and trapping. A football enthusiast, he was a fan of the Cleveland Browns, Oakland Raiders, and the Ohio State Buckeyes. But above all, he was devoted to his family and friends. He will be fondly remembered by all who knew him.

Elizabeth M. Evanosky, 96

Elizabeth M. Evanosky, 96, of Bergholz, passed away Tuesday evening, May 16, 2017, in Carriage Inn in Steubenville.

Born Nov. 26, 1920, in Bergholz, she was a daughter of the late Paul and Anna Genshur Blasko.

Elizabeth was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Amsterdam, where she had served on the Parish Council and was a member of the Catholic Women’s Club. Along with her husband, she was the former owner and operator of the Midway Restaurant between Bergholz and Amsterdam.

She is survived by five daughters, Dorothy (Don) Teichman and Vicky (Bill) Chivers, both of Amsterdam, Anna (Carl) Sabol of Annapolis, Carol Keller of Madison, AL, and Barbara (Mike) Mellott of Olathe, KS; 15 grandchildren; and numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.

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