COLUMBIANA Lyle Dale Gwin, 82, died Saturday at his home. Born Dec. 28, 1930, in Mt. Jackson, Pa., he was a son of C. Dale and Margaret Dice Gwin.
He was married March 4, 1952 to Jean Martsolf, who preceded him in death July 27, 1995. He is survived by two daughters of Columbiana, Brenda (Matt) Polen and Teresa (Terry) Shaffer; a sister, Alice Rosile of Sharon, Pa.; and four grandchildren.
Besides his wife, Lyle was also preceded in death by a daughter, Cris Gwin.
Lyle was a 1949 graduate of North Beaver Township High School, and then worked for Sunnyside Mining Co., where he met his wife, Jean. He served overseas during the Korean War, and was a member of American Legion Post #290, Columbiana.
He moved to Columbiana in 1958 and was co-owner of G&K Mining in the early 1960s. He went on to own and operate Gwin Contracting Co. for 38 years, an excavating business that also served the gas and oil industry. He donated equipment and service to many local service ventures, earning him the Columbiana Area Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Service Award in 1994.
He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Columbiana.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Seederly-Mong and Beck Funeral Home, 154 S. Elm St. in Columbiana with Rev. Carolyn Griffeth officiating.
The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at Seederly- Mong and Beck Funeral Home in Columbiana followed by a Masonic Service at 8:30 p.m.
Family will also receive friends an hour prior to the service, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Wednesday.
Arrangements were handled by Seederly-Mong and Beck Funeral Home in Columbiana. Family and friends are invited to visit www.seederly-mongandbeck.com to sign the guestbook or send private condolences.