Virgil A. Sellars

CHAMPION — Virgil A. Sellars, 93, passed away Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at Community Skilled Nursing Home.

He was born Nov. 13, 1923, in Krebs, Okla., the son of the late Anthony “Tony” and Mary Sellars.

Virgil came to Warren in 1942. He retired from Van Huffel Tube Corp. as a machine operator, set-up-man and group leader after 43 years.

He was a member of St. William Church in Champion, Trumbull County DAV Chapter 11, and a VFW Post 1090 life member. He enjoyed gardening, watching Notre Dame football and spending time at his cottage in Saybrook on Lake Erie.

Virgil served our country in the U.S. Army in Normandy in Northern France in the European Theater as private first class, Company L, in the 330th Infantry, Ohio 83rd Division. Virgil received the following decorations and citations: Combat Infantry Badge; Good Conduct Medal; and the EAME Ribbon with three Bronze Service Stars.

He is survived by his two sons, Charles (Beth) Sellars of Sherman, Texas, and Philip A. (Dianne) Sellars of North Jackson; four grandchildren, Matthew (Elizabeth) Sellars, Sarah Sellars, Rachael Blasegame and Jessie (Kyle) Countryman; seven great-grandchildren, McKenzie, Natalie, Nathaniel, Ayden, Ireland, Tyler and Kason; a sister, Angela Tombar of Champion; and a sister-in-law, Pauline Sellars of Mansfield.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Loretta Sellars, whom he married Sept. 29, 1956, and who passed away May 20, 2007; two brothers, Nick and Dominic Sellars; and three sisters, Lucy Superak, Beatrice Mocella and Minnie Cioffi.

Family and friends may call 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. William Church, 5411 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren, OH 44483. A Mass will follow with the Rev. Michael D. Balash officiating. The service will be immediately followed by a military service.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Virgil’s name to St. William Church, 5411 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren, OH 44483.

Arrangements are being handled by the Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel 1884 North Road NE, Warren, Ohio 44483.

Family and friends may visit to view this obituary, sign the guest book and send condolences to the Sellars family.

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