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Stephen L. Goblinger 1938-2020

LORDSTOWN — Stephen L. Goblinger, 81, of Lordstown, passed away peacefully into eternal rest Friday, Jan.10, 2020, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh.

He was born Nov. 14, 1938, in Latrobe, Pa., the son of the late Louis Goblinger and Tina Kubistak Goblinger.

Stephen married the love of his life, Marceline Butala, on July 2, 1966, and they enjoyed 30 years of marriage together until she passed away on Oct. 31, 1996.

He has lived in Lordstown since 1966, and was employed at General Motors for 32 years as a forklift operator, retiring in 1998. Stephen was a member of Christ Our King Church until it closed, then became a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Warren. He loved classic cars, camping and raising his pet dogs.

He is survived by three sons, Kenneth and Jill Goblinger of Greensburg, Pa., Kevin and Kim Goblinger of Warren and Keith Goblinger of Lordstown; three brothers; three grandchildren, Doug, Courtney and Lauren; and three great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Kaden and Carlie.

Stephen was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Marceline; one infant daughter; and one sister, Stephanie “Cookie” Staschak.

Calling hours will be 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, at James Funeral Home in Newton Falls. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, at the funeral home with Father David Merzweiler officiating.

Stephen will be laid to rest with his wife in Lordstown Cemetery.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the James Funeral Home, 8 E. Broad St., Newton Falls, Ohio 44444 (330) 872-5440.

Family and friends may view Stephen’s obituary online or to send condolences, please visit us at www.jamesfuneralhomeinc.com.

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