VIENNA, Ohio – Louis L. “Sonny” Conlan, 83, passed away peacefully on Tuesday evening, November 8, 2016 at his home.
He was born in Willoughby, Ohio on July 9, 1933 and was the son of Louis J. and Hazele (Richar) Conlan and moved to Niles in 1938.
He attended St. Stephen Elementary School and was a 1951 graduate of Niles McKinley High School.
Louis honorably served in the United States Army during the Korean War.
He retired in June of 1995 after working 31 years as a rubber molder at Packard Electric Company.
He was a member of Saints Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, Warren.
Sonny enjoyed delivering cars for Mark Thomas Ford in Cortland for 10 years after his retirement from Packard. Louis and Mary enjoyed camping, country music and traveling when they could, NASCAR, fishing in Canada with his sons and grandsons, cookouts, campfires, college football and life in general. He never wanted to stay idle for too long.
He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be sadly missed by all.
Louis is survived by his wife of 45 years Mary E. (Beich) Conlan whom he married on August 20, 1971; two sons, Michael (Cathy) Conlan of Liberty Township and Kevin Conlan of Cortland; two daughters, Dawn Marie (Dennis) Bowers of Warren and Jennifer (Jeff) Shultz of Liberty Township; stepson, Ross Lehman, Sr. of Cortland; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son in May 1974 and a stepdaughter, Lorraine Lehman Parker.
Calling Hours will be Sunday, November 13, 2016 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the Holeton-Yuhasz Funeral Home.
A Funeral Mass will be Monday, November 14, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at Saints Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church.
Family and friends may meet at church on Monday.
Burial will be in St. Stephen Cemetery.
The family would like to thank Hospice of the Valley for all their love and caring in his time of need. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Valley.
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A television tribute will air Thursday, November 10 at the following approximate times:
6:41 a.m. WYTV, 8:41 a.m. MyYTV, 9:58 a.m. on FOX, 12:25 p.m. WKBN, 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV and 10:37 p.m. FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.