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Industrial Rayon Memorial Grounds -


            This is not a cemetery, but because it is similar and may memorialize people who would not otherwise be in cemeteries locally, we chose to include it. This lovely arbor memorial is at the end of Bacon Road in Painesville Township, on the east side of the road, directly in front of the Industrial Rayon, later IRC, later Uniroyal, building. It consists of a tree planted for each employee who was killed in World War II and Korea. Each tree has a bronze plaque on a concrete post. In the center of the row by the road, there is a huge granite rock cut and polished with the names of all those so memorialized.


Painesville Township

IRC Veterans Memorial

Proofed October, 2002

Name

Sec- tion

Row

Stone #

Inscription

Symbols

Comments

 Rourke, Harold K.

A

1

1

Harold K. Rourke/ Died in the service/ of his country/ 1945

 

Under an Oak Memorial tree 14" concrete pedestal

 Thomas, William D.

A

1

2

William D. Thomas/ Died in the service/ of his country/ 1945

 

Under an Oak Memorial tree 14" concrete pedestal

 King, Robert D.

A

1

3

Robert D. King/ Died in the service/ of his country/ 1945

 

Under an Oak Memorial tree 14" concrete pedestal

 Light, Eugene

A

1

4

Eugene Light/ Died in the service/ of his country/ 1945

 

Under an Oak Memorial tree 14" concrete pedestal

 Phelps, R. Russell

A

1

5

R. Russell Phelps/ Died in the service of his country/ 1945

 

Under an Oak Memorial tree 14" concrete pedestal

 Baxter, Elroy

 Garvin, Owen

 Luce, Wallace

 Congos, Arthur

 Crozier, Everett

 O'Brien, John

 Farone, Joseph

 Curtiss, Charles

 Pohto, Ewald

 Phelps, Russell

 Light, Eugene

 King, Robert

 Thomas, William

 Rourke, Harold

 Woody, Everett

 Steele, Russell

A

1

6

[on left side] Elroy Baxter/ Owen Garvin/ Wallace Luce/ Arthur Congos/ Everett Crozier/ John O'Brien/ Joseph Farone [on right side] Charles Curtiss/ Ewald Pohto/ Russell Phelps/ Eugene Light/ Robert King/ William Thomas/ Harold Rourke/ Everett Woody [bottom centered] Russell Steele/ In Memory of those who gave their lives for us in World War II

Top center a large Eagle & poppies

Pink/grey marbled granite; Rhododendrons planted each side of stone; lovely wildflowers in the meadow; American Flag in front

 Pohto, Ewald W.

A

1

7

Ewald W. Pohto/ Died in the service/ of his country/ 1944

 

Under an Oak Memorial tree 14" pedestal

 Curtiss, Charles

A

1

8

Charles Curtiss/ 1944

slanted cross left of date

Under an Oak Memorial tree 14" metal pedestal

 Farone, Joseph L.

A

1

9

Joseph L. Farone/ Died in the service/ of his country/ 1944

 

Under an Oak Memorial tree 14" concrete pedestal

 Steele, Russell H.

A

1

10

Russell H. Steele/ Died in the service/ of his country/ 1944

 

Under an Oak Memorial tree 14" concrete pedestal

 O'Brien, John L.

A

1

11

John L. O'Brien/ Died in the service/ of his country/ 1944

 

Under an Oak Memorial tree 14" concrete pedestal

 Crozier, Everett

A

1

12

Everett Crozier/ 1944

slanted cross left of date

Under an Oak Memorial tree 14" metal pedestal

 Congos, Arthur B.

A

1

13

Arthur B. Congos/ Died in the service/ of his country/ 1944

 

Under an Oak Memorial tree 14" concrete pedestal

 Luce, Wallace C.

A

1

14

Wallace C. Luce/ Died in the service/ of his country/ 1944

 

Under an Oak Memorial tree 14" concrete pedestal

 Garvin, Owen

A

1

15

Owen Garvin/ Died in the service/ of his country/ 1944

 

Under an Oak Memorial tree 14" concrete pedestal

 Baxter, Elroy R.

A

1

16

Elroy R. Baxter/ Died in the service/ of his country/ 1943

 

Under an Oak Memorial tree 14" concrete pedestal

 Woody, Everett N.

A

2

1

Everett N. Woody/ Died in the service/ of his country/ 1953

 

Under an Oak Memorial tree 14" concrete pedestal; behind the stone in the center, about 3/4 depth of the field. (1953 is correct.)

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