Sapphira Christine Ciriano, 21, of Newcomerstown, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013.

She was born Oct. 25, 1991, in Akron, to Joe and Valerie (Fink) Ciriano of Newcomerstown.

She was a 2010 graduate of Buckeye Career Center.

She loved horseback riding, and loved to write, paint, bake, shooting and fishing.

In addition to her parents, Sapphira is survived by her three sisters, Emily Ciriano of Canton, Megan Gainer of Dover, Hannah Ciriano of Canton; two nieces, Gabriella and Layla Gainer.

A memorial service will be Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at 5 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene of Newcomerstown with Pastor Wayne Baker officiating.

Memorial visitation will be on Monday from 3 to 5 p.m. at the church.

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