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Carl L. Fairburn

September 27, 1940 — January 6, 2024



Carl L. Fairburn, 83, of Niles, died late Saturday evening, January 6th, at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown. 

He was born September 27, 1940 in Youngstown, a son of John and Winifred (Bryan) Fairburn.

Carl was a 1958 graduate of Mineral Ridge High School and worked as a machinist for several companies, most recently Brainard Rivet in Girard for more than 30 years, prior to retiring.

He married the former Patricia L. McArthur on January 9, 1957.  They shared 54 years of marriage and many happy memories together.  She preceded him in death March 24, 2011.

Carl was a member of the former Fairview United Methodist Church in Niles and the Vienna Fish and Game Club. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing.  He was also a Cleveland Browns and NASCAR fan.

He is survived by his three sons; Carl (Holly) Fairburn, Jr., of Lakeview, OR, Jonathan Fairburn, of Niles, and Michael (Nancy) Fairburn, of Girard.  He also leaves behind a sister-in-law, Diane (Thomas) Malloy, of Canfield; four grandchildren; Christiana (Trent) Haskins, Carl (Diana) Fairburn, III, Thomas (Amber) Fairburn, and Shane Fairburn; and three great granddaughters; Avery, McKenna, and Mirabel.

Besides his wife, Carl was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Robert and Thomas Fairburn; and a great grandson, Adin Haskins.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Friday, Jan. 12th, at the Lane Funeral Home Mineral Ridge Chapel.

Friends may call 11 AM to 1 PM Friday at the funeral home.

Carl will be laid to rest in the Kerr Cemetery , Weathersfield Twp.

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