Charles W. Marin 1932-2014

HOWLAND – Charles W. Marin, 81, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014.

He was born on Nov. 28, 1932, in Warren, and was the beloved son of Charles M. and Virginia Reed Marin.

Charles worked for Gentek (Alcan) in an administrative position, retiring in 1997. Charles served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

He was a J.A. adviser, and was a Kappa Sigma Kappa.

Charles enjoyed many things such as golfing, but mostly he truly loved spending time with his family.

Memories of Charles will be carried on by his beloved wife, Helen Goist Marin, whom he married Oct. 22, 1960; a daughter, Carla (Bill) Merkel of Aurora; a son, Charles M. (Stephanie) Marin of Cortland; grandchildren, Will (Tracie) Merkel of Streetsboro, John and Sarah Merkel of Aurora, Brianna and Charlie Marin of Cortland; and a sister, Vivian Teel of Volcanoville, Calif.

Preceding him in death were his parents and a sister, Marie Platt.

A memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish at the St. James Church site, 2532 Burton St. S.E., Warren, OH 44484, with the Rev. Jeffrey Stealey officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.

The family asks that material contributions be made in honor of Charles to St Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 185 Laird Ave. N.E., Warren, OH 44483.

Arrangements are entrusted to McFarland & Son Funeral Services Co., 271 N. Park Ave., Warren, OH 44481. Visit www.McFarlandCares.com to view this obituary, send condolences and to order flowers.

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