Blaine D. Kegarise 1938-2016

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SOUTHINGTON — Blaine D. Kegarise, 78, of Southington, went home to be with the Lord 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, at his residence.

Mr. Kegarise was born Oct. 2, 1938, in New Castle, Pa., the son of the late Edmund Miller and Margaret Pansy Kennedy Kegarise.

He attended New Castle School System. Blaine proudly served our country in the U.S. Navy and earned the Medal of Good Conduct.

Blaine retired in 2001 after 28 years of employment as a furnace operator at General Electric Mahoning Glass Plant.

He was a member of Delightful Evangelical Congregational Church. Mr. Kegarise was a member of the Eagle Creek Conservation Club and enjoyed fishing and hunting. Blaine also enjoyed reading and traveling with his wife; their most memorable trip together was out west. Most important, he loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Linch Kegarise, whom he married Feb. 12, 1982; a daughter, Rebecca (Charles) Drennen of Warren; three sons, Blaine Douglas (Tammy) Kegarise of Gladewater, Texas, Bradley (Alissa) Kegarise of Niles and Roger (Barbara) Brown of Redding, Pa.; 13 grandchildren, Ashley, Brandon, Jeremiah, Christina, Adam, Levi, Savannah, Cody, Daniel, David, Brian, Charles and Allison; and two great- grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Blaine was preceded in death by a son, Brian Kegarise; and a grandchild, Jocelyn.

A funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, at Delightful Evangelical Congregational Church, 2473 Barclay Messerly Road, Southington, OH 44470. Calling hours will be 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016, at James Funeral Home, 8 E. Broad St., Newton Falls, OH 44444. There will also be calling hours one hour prior to the service Monday at the church. Interment will take place in Braceville Township Cemetery.

Friends and family may view the obituary and send condolences by visiting www.JamesFuneralHomeInc.com.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Delightful Evangelical Congregational Church, 2473 Barclay Messerly Road, Southington, OH 44470, or Hospice of the Valley, 5000 E. Market St., Suite 19, Warren, OH 44484.

Arrangements have been entrusted to James Funeral Home, 8 E. Broad St., Newton Falls, OH 44444.

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