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Obituaries and Death Notices

Robert C. Thayer
Robert C. Thayer, 78, of Adler St. died at 1 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2006 , at City Hospital following a lengthy illness.
Born June 10, 1928 , in New Cumberland, a son of the late Clyde Thayer and Sarah Knox Thayer, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the 127th Airborne Engineers Division in Japan during World War II.
A craneman at the former Crucible Steel, he retired in 1982.
He was a life member of the American Legion Post 374 and Veterans of Foreign War Post 66.
A 1946 graduate of East Liverpool High School , he was a member of the Blue & White Touchdown Club and a member of Boyce United Methodist Church .
He is survived by his wife, Wanda M. McGaffic Thayer, at home, whom he married Sept. 8, 1951 .
Two daughters, Barbara Keeley and her husband Dr. Robert, of Roanoke , Va. , and Janet Fannin and her husband Pastor Carl, of Collins, Ohio , survive.
Two sons, Bob Thayer and his wife Linda of Wellington, Ohio, and Thomas G. Thayer of Atlanta , Ga. , also survive.
There are 10 grandchildren, Allison, Elizabeth and Meredith Keeley, Amy Fannin Poorbaugh and her husband Josh, Sgt. Josh Fannin, Kellen, Molly, Abigail, Bobby and Rachel Thayer.
There are two great-grandchildren, Ethan and Katherine Poorbaugh.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, George F. Thayer.
Friends may call at the Dawson Funeral Home on Thursday, where the family will be present from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
Pastor Carl Fannin of Collins United Methodist Church assisted by Pastor Doug George of Finley United Methodist Church will conduct services at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Burial is to be in Calcutta United Presbyterian Cemetery where the Tri-State Veterans Burial Group will accord full military honors. Family and friends will then gather at the Dawson Family Center.

Janet Thompson
Mrs. Janet Shafer Thompson, 729 Lincoln Ave., widow of Harvey A. Thompson died today at 7 a.m. in the Cummings Convalescent Home, following a two-month illness. She was 89.
Mrs. Thompson was born in Hookstown and spent most of her lifetime in East Liverpool. She was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church.
She leaves no near relatives. A son, Heber Thompson, died in 1948. Another son died several years ago.
The body was taken to the Dawson Funeral Home. Arrangements are incomplete.
Source: The East Liverpool Review, 31 Dec., 1952

Chester C. Thorpe
Services Set Friday for Ex-P.U.C. Man
SALEM, July 26 (Special)-- Chester C. Thorpe, 67, a member of the U.S. railroad retirement board from 1938 to 1947 and a former member of the Ohio Public Utilities Commission, died near here yesterday of a heart attack.
He was working in the garden at his home on Albany Road when death came.
Mr. Thorpe was a member of the utilities commission eight years.
He was born Aug. 16, 1882, at Washingtonville, a son of Joseph and Cielia Tetlow Thorpe. He was a railroader during much of his youth, later serving as a field officer of the Grand Lodge of the railroad brotherhood.
Mr. Thorpe was a member of the National Methodist Church at Washingtonville and was a 32nd degree Mason.
He married Maude Barnes Sept. 6, 1903, at Greenford.
The widow survives; also two sisters, Mrs. W. G. Weikart and Mrs. Raymond Smith, both of Leetonia, and a brother, John Thorpe of Alliance.
Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Arbaugh-Pearce Funeral Home here. Rev. E. S. Scott of the Salem Christian Church will officiate. Burial will be in Hope Cemetery her.
Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday night.
[Source: The East Liverpool Review, July 26, 1950]


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