Guy R. Musser 1925-2013

WARREN – Dr. Guy R. Musser, 87, died peacefully in his sleep Sunday, April 14, 2013.

He was born Sept. 18, 1925, in Philadelphia, the son of Dr. Guy M. and Velma A. Reed Musser.

He served as a combat infantryman in World War II in both the European and Pacific Theaters, culminating his Army career by single-handedly capturing the last 20 Japanese soldiers on the Island of Corregidor.

He was a graduate of Punxsutawney High School, Harvard University and Jefferson Medical College, continuing a long family tradition in medicine. Dr. Musser practiced obstetrics and gynecology in Warren from 1958 until his retirement in 1992, bringing countless children into the world.

He was on the staff of Trumbull Memorial and St. Joseph hospitals and was a member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Ohio State Medical Society and the Trumbull County Medical Society.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing and loved animals, especially dogs and guinea pigs. Traveling, attending WRIPCA computer club meetings, fixing things and finding treasures at garage sales were some of his favorite activities.

On Aug. 5, 1949, he married his sweetheart, Jean Means. She survives him, along with two daughters, Sandra (John) McLane of New Canaan, Conn., and Susan (Mark) Paul of Morrow; and a son, John (Rachel) Musser of Westlake.

He was a loving husband and father and a devoted grandfather to his 10 grandchildren, John McLane, Daniel (Ewa) McLane, Julianne (William) Curry, Julie Paul, Deborah (Simone) Mekenese, Amy (Chad) Young, Scott Paul, Jeffrey Paul, Brian Musser and Laura Musser. His witty jokes, old school humor, stories, infectious smile and laugh will be dearly missed.

He was preceded in death by a son, Guy M. Musser, and a half-sister, Ruth Johnston.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Carl W. Hall Funeral Home, 533 N. Park Ave., Warren. A service celebrating his life will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at North-Mar Church, 3855 E. Market St., Warren, with viewing one hour prior at the church. Pastor Myron Daum will be officiating.

Interment will follow in Belmont Cemetery in Youngstown.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the North-Mar Church Missions Fund.

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