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Charles B. Weese
1923-2004

26 Aug 2004

Charles B. Weese, 81, of 6300 South Ave., Struthers, Ohio, died Tuesday morning at his daughter’s residence on Wingate Road.

Mr. Weese was born May 23, 1923, in Glady, the son of Henry and Mollie Catherine Strawder Weese. In 1952 he moved to Girard from Elkins and then to Struthers in 1960.

For more than 27 years he worked in the hot mill of the Youngstown Sheet and Tube then LTV, retiring in 1979.

He was a graduate of Elkins High School where he was a star athlete in baseball and basketball. He played semi-pro baseball in West Virginia.
As a young boy he plowed with horses with his grandfather in Glady. He operated a Texaco gasoline station in Elkins.

A U.S. Army veteran, Mr. Weese was a demolition and communications specialist in World War II and the Korean Conflict. He served under Gen. Patton in the Battle of the Bulge. He also served at Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, European Medal, African Medal, Mid-Eastern Theatre Medal, American Theatre Medal and the World War II Victory Medal.

He was a member of St. Nicholas Church where he was an usher, and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3538 and American Legion Post 158.

His wife, the former Margaret Louise Sainato, whom he married in November 1949, died on Nov. 26, 1973.

He leaves a daughter, Deborah (Robert) Agee of Wingate Road, with whom he made his home upon leaving the hospital; one son, Richard C. (Rose) Weese of Boardman; and one sister, Ruby Regester of Clarksburg.

He leaves five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

One sister, Virginia Bennett, is deceased.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Davidson-Becker Funeral Home in Struthers, Ohio, prior to a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Nicholas Church at 10:30 a.m. Friends may visit from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. a the funeral home. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3538 will provide military burial honors and flag presentation at St. John Cemetery following the Mass. Condolences may be sent to www.beckerobits.com.

Submitted by Randy Stalnaker; added November 25, 2006

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