EAST PALESTINE - Loren Daniel Sutherin, 94, formerly of East Palestine, died at 2 a.m. Monday at Grace Woods Senior Living in Salem.
Mr. Sutherin was born March 20, 1919 in East Palestine, a son of the late Merrill and Mary Garrett Sutherin and had lived in the area all of his life.
He had been a shipper for Republic Steel in Youngstown for 30 years retiring in 1981.
Mr. Sutherin was the oldest member of the First Church of Christ of East Palestine. He had served on the Columbiana County Board of Elections as a poll worker.
Loren served in the US Army during World War II and was wounded in France receiving the Purple Heart.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, the former Charlotte Wellendorf, whom he married Feb. 18, 1948; three sons, Merrill (Fannie Sills) Sutherin of Chicago, Ill., Daniel (Patricia) Sutherin of East Palestine and Mark (Darlene) Sutherin of Guilford Lake; 12 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the First Church of Christ of East Palestine with his pastor, Mr. Robert Helbeck officiating. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Van Dyke-Swaney-Rettig Funeral Home, East Palestine and from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the church. Burial will follow in East Carmel Cemetery where the East Palestine Honor Guard will accord military honors.
Contributions in memory of Loren may be made to the church memorial fund.
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