NEWTON FALLS - Howard L. Sahli Sr., 70, died Sat. Aug. 9, 2014, at the Cleveland Clinic.
Mr. Sahli was born Aug. 4, 1944, in Youngstown, the son of the late Dean and Clara Weeks Sahli.
Howard was a 1964 graduate of Jackson Milton High School.
Howard L. Sahli Sr.
He served in the U.S. Marine Corps, including the Vietnam War.
He was a skilled trades pipefitter for many years. He retired from GM after 18 years of work.
He belonged to American Legion Post 737 in Lake Milton, AMVETS and Newton Falls VFW Post 3332.
Howard loved football and played in high school, he also loved his racing pigeons. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed watching his grandchildren playing sports and rarely missed a game. He was a proud member of USMC and shared a bond with his Corps brothers. He was well known and loved by many. He will be missed by all. Our memories of him will be cherished forever.
He leaves behind his wife of 43 years, Sharon Patrick Sahli; his two sons, Howard "Zak" (Amber) Sahli Jr. of Parma and William "Bill" (Tracy) Sahli of Lake Milton; six grandchildren, Justin, Taylor, Nathan, Camryn, Coral and Cecelia; brothers, James Sahli of Austintown, William (Judy) Sahli of Bristolville and Robert (Mary Jo) Sahli of Ravenna; sisters, Faye Marciano of Austintown, Sandra (Donnie) Ambrose of Youngstown, Peggy Sahli of Maryland and Mae Santiago of Puerto Rico; brothers-in-law, Rick Patrick of Lake Milton and David Patrick of Canfield; sister-in-law, Trina Patrick of Lake Milton; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dean and Clara Sahli; an infant daughter; sister, Lillian Satterella; brother, Myron Sahli; sister-in-law, Ralona Vaynes; and mother-inlaw, Patricia Carver.
Friends and family may pay their respects from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at American Legion Post 737, 16465 Milton Ave. in Milton Lake, with a service at 1 p.m. and lunch to follow.
Arrangements have been entrusted to The Lane Family Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel, 330-744-2289.
Family and friends may view this obituary and send condolences at www.lanefuneralhomes.com.