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James S. Mong 1923-2021

WARREN — James Scott Mong, 98, passed away Jan. 19, 2021, at his home.

He was born Jan. 15, 1923, in Blairs Corners, Pa., the son of Lawrence Arbogast Mong and Guadalupe Marie Ambrize Mong, the last child out of 10. On Oct. 2, 1950, he married Mildred E. Burgy, and they spent the last 70 years together.

James was a graduate of Keystone High School in Clarion, Pa. After school he enlisted in the Navy, serving honorably as a naval gunner during World War II.

He worked in the transportation industry hauling steel, retiring at 62. He went on to drive a bus for the Trumbull County Office of Elderly Affairs for about 10 years. Once he fully retired, he continued being active by volunteering with the Red Cross, and also with Hillside Hospital. He was a five-gallon donor with the Red Cross.

James was a 52-year member of First Presbyterian Church, a member of Masonic Lodge 794, and he also enjoyed golfing, hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Mildred E. Mong of Warren; son, Gregory (Jennifer) Mong of Niles; daughters, Linda (Don) Nichols of S.C., Jennifer (Charles) Kovach of Florida, Carrie Gibbs of Warren; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, as well as all of his nine brothers and sisters.

In accordance with his wishes, there will be no services at this time. Carl W. Hall Funeral Home is assisting with these arrangements.

The family requests that material contributions be made to the Red Cross Mahoning Avenue Chapter of Warren in his memory.

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