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Lester Ray Gittings

July 14, 1932 — September 27, 2021

Lester Ray Gittings, 89, of Canfield Ohio passed away Monday, September 27, 2021. He was born July 14, 1932 in Majorsville, West Virginia, a son of the late Lester Guy and Hazel Blanche (Alley) Gittings.

He was a member of the Western Reserve United Methodist Church where he served on the finance committee for several years.

He proudly served in the US Army during the Korean War Era for the 423rd Engineers, 3rd Army from 1953 to 1955 in Fort McPherson, Georgia.

He worked for Mills Cafeteria in Columbus, Ohio, relocating to Youngstown in 1968 to become a supervisor for the Isaly Dairy Company. He and his wife, Joyce purchased the W. Federal St., Isaly’s and renamed it Ray’s Cafeteria in 1971 which they proudly ran until his retirement in 1988.

He leaves behind his wife Joyce Arlene (Corwin) Gittings of 65 years; 3 children: Teresa (Evan Rodney) Morris, Kimberly Brothers, Lester Alan (Janet) Gittings; 5 grandchildren: Cara (Jake) Thomas, Sarah (Matt) Guza, Amanda (Andrew) Colegrove, Justin (Kaylee) Gittings, Jacob (Jessica Frenzel) Brothers; 6 great grandchildren: Lily Annabelle Thomas, Harper Colegrove, Grace Guza, Cory Colegrove, Hadley Gittings, & Hannah Guza.

Friends and family will be received at Western Reserve United Methodist Church, 4580 Canfield Road, Canfield, Ohio on Friday October 1st at 12:00 PM . Services will be officiated by Rev. Russ Adams at 1:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers we ask donations be made to Western Reserve United Methodist Church.
4580 Canfield Rd. (Rt 62), Canfield, OH 44406

Arrangements have been entrusted to Lane Funeral Home, Canfield Chapel.

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Friday, October 1, 2021

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Western Reserve United Methodist Church

4580 Canfield Road, Canfield, OH 44406

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Friday, October 1, 2021

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Western Reserve United Methodist Church

4580 Canfield Road, Canfield, OH 44406

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