HERMITAGE, Pennsylvania – Harry W. Loveland, 93, of Vienna, died peacefully on his birthday, with his family by his side, Sunday morning October 9, 2016 at Garden Way Assisted Living.
Harry was born on October 9, 1923 in Warren, a son of the late Frank L. Loveland and Mabel C. (Wason) Haymaker.
Harry attended North Bloomfield High School, where he joined the CCC Civilian Conservation Corps). After his time spent with CCC, Harry proudly enlisted in the United States Army. He served his country for 38 months as a tank driver, under the 777 Tank Battalion in Germany during WWII, receiving a Purple Heart for his heroic act of bravery.
Returning home from the war, Harry worked at Youngstown Cartage as a truck driver; retiring in 1987 after 35 years.
Harry belonged to the Masonic Lodge; Penny Copper 778 of Vienna, the VFW Post 3521 of Vienna, a member of the Vienna Methodist Church and the Vienna senior citizen group.
He will be sadly missed by his wife and best friend of 70 years, the former Elsie P. (Heim) Loveland; whom he married on December 8, 1946, two daughters; Linda (John) Power, of Stevenson, Washington and Nancy A. (Thomas) Kennedy, of Sharon, Pennsylvania; a son Harry W. (Susan) Loveland, of Redondo Beach, California as well as ten grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Friends and family may call Tuesday, October 11, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Lane Family Funeral Homes, Madasz Chapel, 6923 Warren-Sharon Rd. Brookfield, Ohio. 44403.
Service will promptly begin at 1:00 p.m.
A television tribute will air Wednesday, October 12 at the following approximate times:
12:25 p.m. WKBN, 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV and 10:37 p.m. FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.