WINDHAM - Bruce A. Rininger, 67, passed away Friday, May 9, 2014, at his residence, surrounded by his devoted family.
He was born Aug. 30, 1946, in Ravenna to Kenneth and Jeannette Reininger Rininger.
He proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was a Vietnam veteran, having participated in 26 combat missions. He was a member of Windham American Legion Post 674.
Bruce was a tow motor operator at Delphi in Warren.
He was a member of the Windham Fire Department for 20 years and was an avid Browns, Indians and Windham Bomber fan. He coached youth baseball in Windham for many years and was very well known as a football player in high school.
He is survived by his loving wife, Linda Hedge Rininger of Windham, whom he married June 14, 1986; sons, Bruce D. (Sandra) of Braceville and Frank of Windham; brother, Jon (Grace) of Windham; sisters, Ellen Myers of Dallas, Phyllis (William) Spencer of Clinton, Iowa, and Gloria Fishburn of Mayfield; best friend, Roger Stier of Akron; grandchildren, Allyson, Bradley, Nikole, John and Kasey; and a great-grandchild, Keegan.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, David and Kenneth.
Calling hours will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Mallory-DeHaven-Carlson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8382 Center St., Garrettsville, OH 44231, where funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday with the Rev. Esta Everhart officiating.
Burial will follow in Windham Township Cemetery with full military honors.
Online condolences at www.carlsonfuneralhomes.com.