NILES - Joseph R. "Buzz" Higley, 73, of Niles, died Sunday, April 6, 2014, at Hospice House in Poland.
Joseph was born June 19, 1940, in Leavittsburg, the son of Joseph T. and Hazel A. Miller Higley.
Joseph was a graduate of Leavittsburg High School and worked 38 years at Republic Steel, retiring in 1997.
He was a member of the Warren Moose Lodge and the Warren Ski Club.
He was a dance instructor and loved traveling and sailing. Joseph also enjoyed watching football and NASCAR.
Joseph leaves behind two daughters, Valerie (Brian) Siler and Joleen Beach; and two granddaughters, Rachael (Joseph) Hudak and Kiersten Siler.
His parents, two sisters, a brother and a niece preceded him in death.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and 11 a.m. to noon Friday, with a noon funeral service to follow at Crown Hill Chapel Mausoleum in Vienna. The Rev. Gary Rozier will officiate the service.
Burial will take place in Crown Hill Burial Park.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent to Hospice House, 9803 Sharrot Road, Poland, OH 44514.
Selby Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements.