SALEM- Karl J. Wertz, 44, of Salem passed away 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, at his home. Karl was a loving husband to Suzanne for over 20 years and a caring father to his sons, Karl Jr. and Michael, both of the home.
Karl worked at CMC in Struthers the past five years. He previously worked for Schaefer Equipment in Howland for six years, Quaker city Castings in Salem for five years and Electric Furnace.
He attended Columbiana elementary, Canfield High School and the M.C.J.V. He served in the U.S. Navy and graduated with a degree in Electrical Technology from New Castle School of Technology.
Survivors include his wife, Suzanne Wertz, whom he married May 23, 1992; two sons, Karl J. Wertz and Michael J. Wertz of the home; his mother, Eileen Wertz; and sisters, Michele Wertz of Columbiana and Lucinda Kramer of N.J. In lieu of flowers donations may be given to the family.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Saint Paul Catholic Church with Father Robert Edwards officiating. Calling hours will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Stark Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Youngstown.
This obituary may be viewed and condolences sent to the family online at www.starkmemorial.com.