Charles S. Farnham Sr. 1936-2013

LEAVITTSBURG – Charles Sterling “Boots” Farnham Sr., 77, passed away Thursday, April 4, 2013, at his home.

Mr. Farnham was born Feb. 2, 1936, in Warren, the son of Sterling and Genevieve Valot Farnham.

He was a 1954 graduate of Howland High School and was still active in organizing its class reunions.

He retired from Copperweld Steel after 30 years as a maintenance supervisor.

Mr. Farnham was an active member of the McKinley Masonic Lodge in Niles and the Ali Baba Groto Lodge for the past 15 years. He was a member of the HOLA KOLA Howland Hunting and Fishing Club, enjoyed motorcycles and boating on Lake Erie.

Mr. Farnham is survived by a son, Charles Farnham Jr. (Nancy Carnahan) of Leavittsburg; daughter, Lynda Bennett (Bryan Stewart) of Champion; a sister, Laura Ritter of Columbus; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Rae Ann Dubil; a brother, Phil Farnham; and his best friend, Robert Raresheid.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday evening at the Lane Family Roberts Clark Chapel, 180 Garfield Drive, Warren, OH 44483, where funeral services will also be held 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Memorial donations may be made in his name to the Senior Independence Hospice, 6715 Tippecanoe Road, No. E201, Canfield, OH 44406.

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