HANOVERTON, Ohio – Russell “Jay” Sendling, age 74, of Hanoverton, died at 11:25 p.m. Friday, April 14, 2017 at his home due to cancer.
He was born in Irondale, Ohio, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Russell G. Sendling.
Jay attended the East Liverpool Schools.
He was employed as a cupolow operator at the Eljer Company and had previously worked for Deming Pumps Company, both in Salem.
He was a U.S. Army veteran during the Vietnam War, during which time he was stationed in Germany.
He was a member of the Glenmore American Legion, Salem Amvets Post 45, where he served on the Honor Guard, the Lisbon Eagle’s, Salem V.F.W. Post 892, Salem Slovak and Italian American Club.
He is survived by his wife, Catherine (Taucher) Sendling, whom he married July 11, 1987; one daughter, Tonya (Dennis) Neely of East Liverpool; four stepchildren, Bob (Aimee) Kemats of Salem, Pam Reid and her fiancé, Dan Pfeiffer of South Carolina, Beverly Kemats and her fiancé, Mike Koran of Salem, Mark Kemats and his fiancée, Lori Nunzir of Salem; one brother, Gary (Janet) Sendling of Lisbon; one sister, Deb (Don) Talbert of East Liverpool; one grandson, Brandon Neely; four stepgrandchildren, Scott, Michelle, Brandon and Blade; one stepgreat-granddaughter, Autumn Shade as well as several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
He was also preceded in death by a stepgrandson, Brian Smith.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 22 at the Stark Memorial Funeral Home with Robert (Bob) Taucher officiating.
Calling hours will be held Friday, April 21 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Burial will be at Lisbon Cemetery. The Salem Honor Guard will provide military honors Saturday, April 22 at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St. Youngstown, Ohio 44512-2131.
His obituary may be viewed and condolences sent online at www.starkmemorial.com.
A television tribute will air April 21 at the following approximate times:
6:41 a.m. WYTV and 8:41 a.m. MyYTV and 9:58 a.m. on FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.