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David H. Thigpen 1955-2021

YOUNGSTOWN — David H. Thigpen, 66, passed away on Tuesday, March 23, 2021.

He was born Jan. 22, 1955 in Warren, the son of Ray and Betty Keeler Thigpen.

David proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Patrick Henry.

He was retired from the City of Warren street department. In his spare time, he enjoyed going to the casino, horse racing, fishing, and attending his grandchildren’s sporting events.

David will always be remembered lovingly by his wife, the former Karen Leonard whom he married June 2, 1997; daughter, Amy Thigpen; two grandchildren, Tyler and Christopher Fenton; two sisters, Kathy (Larry) Roe, and Nancy Gore; two brothers, Ronald (Joyce) Thigpen and Anthony (Erica) Thigpen; two sisters-in-law, Emma Thigpen and Jodi Thigpen; eight in-laws, Mary Ann (Marty) Kanetsky, Colleen (Joy Wahl) Schmitt, Nancy Orlando, Sue (Chris) Crowe, Tim Leonard, Ed (Christine) Leonard, Dennis Leonard, and Patty (Mark) Brewer; and many loving nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Kathy Ann Thigpen; three brothers, Ray Lee, Robert and Mark Thigpen; in-laws, Helen and Hoppy Leonard, Joe and Mike Leonard, Tony Orlando and Wayne Keeler; and a nephew, Mark Thigpen.

Private services were held for the family.

Arrangements were entrusted to the professional care of the Rossi Brothers and Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Avenue in Boardman.

Family and friends are encouraged to offer prayers for the family and support via phone call, text, or email or at the Book of Memories at www.rossifunerals.com.

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