Harry N. Button 1922-2013

GIRARD – Harry N. “Fuzzy” Button, 90, formerly of Middlefield, died Thursday, March 14, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown.

He was born July 19, 1922, in Middlefield, the son of Gail Frederick and Bernice White Button.

In his younger years he was a Boy Scout and played basketball in high school. He graduated from Middlefield High School and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Harry married Theresa Bodnar in 1946, 66 years before she died Jan. 31, 2013. They are “together again.”

After living in Middlefield from 1936 to 1950, they moved to Girard. He was a truck driver and co-owner of Steel Truck Rentals. He was a member of the Teamsters Union and Fraternal Order of Elks. Harry was a very strong-willed man and enjoyed golfing and traveling in the motor home.

He will be missed by his friends and family, four children, Garth (Gayla) Button of Hubbard, Merrie Lou (Jack) Pence of Beaver Creek, Marilyn (Harvey) Juarez of San Antonio and Clifford “Kip” Button of Girard; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and his brother, Edward Button of Mesopotamia.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Theresa; one granddaughter; his sister, Lee Wesch; and his brother, Bob Button.

A Celebration of Life will be held 4 p.m. Sunday at Russell Funeral Service, 15670 W. High St., Middlefield. Visitation will be 2 p.m. until the service time Sunday at the funeral home.

Online condolences can be left at the website www.russellfuneralservicesusa.com.

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