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Gordon Lee Coombs

December 11, 1930 ~ April 28, 2017 (age 86)

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Gordon Lee Coombs, 86

      Boardman:  Gordon Lee Coombs, 86, passed away Friday morning, April 28, 2017 at Hospice House with his loving family by his side. 

      Gordon was born December 11, 1930 in Youngstown, the son of the late Gordon E. Coombs and Mary E. Schettler.

     He was a Navy veteran, serving during World War II.

      Gordon was an engineer for Mesta Machine Company New Castle, Pa and Morgan Construction Company in Pittsburgh, Pa.  

      He was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church in North Lima, where he was a member of the Disciple Sunday School Class, a Past Master of Sulgrave Lodge 696 F & A M, Past District Deputy of The 24th District, Past Secretary of Sulgrave Lodge 696 F & AM, active member of The National Association of Watch & Clock Collectors and a lifelong area resident.  After retirement, he enjoyed fixing many kinds of clocks and became known as “Doc Clock”

      Gordon is survived by his wife of  66 years, the former Marion L. Griffith, whom he married on January 13, 1951; four children, Robert L. Coombs (Karen) of Land-O-Lakes, Florida, Joanne Green (Mark) of Boardman, Paul G. Coombs (Connie) of Youngstown and Karen L. Jones (Scott) of Greenford, Ohio; nine grandchildren, Robyn Tapley, Jennifer Brown, Daniel Green, Jason Coombs, Bryant Coombs, Eric Coombs, Kevin Jones, Kaylyn Jones and Connor Jones; nine great grandchildren, Jett Tapley, Juliet Tapley, Elizabeth Brown, Zachary Brown, Eli Brown, Jacob Green, Jace Green, Averie Coombs and Caden Coombs; three sisters, Jean Bochert, Mary Lou Berezo and Mary Ellen Brannigan.   

      Private funeral services were held at Calvary United Methodist Church for Gordon. There were no calling hours. 

      The family requests that material tributes take the form of contributions to Hospice House, 9803 Sharrott Road, Poland, Ohio  44514 or Hospice of the Valley of Salem, 2388-B, Southeast Blvd., Salem, Ohio 44460 in memory of Gordon. 

      Please visit to view this notice and send condolences to the family.

Charitable donations may be made to:

Hospice House
9803 Sharrott Road, Poland OH 44514

Hospice of The Valley of Salem
2388-B Southeast Blvd., Salem OH 44460

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