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John S. Mentzer

September 30, 1936 ~ January 1, 2019 (age 82)
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 John S. Mentzer, 82

     BOARDMAN – John S. Mentzer, 82, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, with his loving family by his side.

     John was born Sept. 30, 1936, in Youngstown, the son of John and Elizabeth (Lieberman) Mentzer, and was a lifelong area resident.

     John served in the U.S. Army stationed in Germany, receiving an Honorable Discharge in 1956. He then went on to employment with Commercial Shearing in the press metal division, retiring on July 1, 1999, after 42 years of service.

     He is survived by his wife, the former Cindy Shaffer, whom he married May 16, 1959; three sons, Jim (Sally) Mentzer, Jeff (Janine) Mentzer and John W. Mentzer; a grandson, Jeffrey Mentzer Jr.; and great-grandchildren Rebecca, Jordan, Samantha, Alyssa and Ty.

     Besides his parents, John was preceded in death by two sisters, Ida Daniels and Betty Lou Zuzan.

     Per John’s request, there were no services or calling hours held.

     Arrangements were entrusted to the professional care of the Thompson-Filicky Funeral Home, 4221 Market St., Youngstown.

     Material contributions may be made in John’s name to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Boardman, OH 44512; or Alzheimer’s Association Greater East Ohio Chapter, 3695B Boardman-Canfield Road, Suite 301, Canfield, OH 44406.

     Family and friends may visit www.thompsonfh1932.com to view this obituary, sign the guest book or send condolences to the Mentzer family.


Donations may be made to:

Hospice of the Valley
5190 Market Street, Boardman OH 44512

Alzheimer's Association Greater Ohio Area Center
3695 Boardman-Canfield Road, Canfield OH 44406


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