Roger S. Winchell, 91 years of age, passed away Sunday March 18, 2018 at UH-Portage Medical Center in Ravenna, Ohio. Born in Canton, Ohio on April 4, 1926, he had been an area resident since 1956, and was a 1945 graduate of Mantua-Center School. Mr. Winchell was a school bus driver for Hiram Village from 1959-1962. He was a milk tester for DHI, and a field man for MMI, DFA, DMS and Dairyman’s. He was a former member of James A. Garfield School Board, where he also had served as president. His memberships included the National Holstein Association, Portage County Soil & Water Conservation, Portage County Dairy Committee, was Honorary Dairyman in 1981, Friend of Portage County Dairyman, and board member of Ohio AG Services. Mr. Winchell was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Garrettsville. During World War II he served with honor in the U.S. Army. Mr. Winchell will forever be remembered for his love of family and farming, as well as his sincere care for others, and his infectious smile, and his morning wave from the barn as the local school bus passed by. On September 21, 1946, he married his beloved wife Virginia who preceded him in death in 2011. He was also preceded by his dear son John Winchell, by his loving mother Anna and step-father Harold Wolff, and his special family Elmer and Emma Frost. Mr. Winchell is survived by his devoted children David (Polly) Winchell and Beverly (Charles) Sorrick, both of Garrettsville; dear siblings Paul ( Carolyn) Wolff of Kent, David (Betsy) Wolff of Mantua, and Jo Ann Bacy of Ravenna. 4 loving grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren also survive. Calling hours will be Thursday from 5:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M. at the Green Family Funeral Home & Crematory Service, 4668 Pioneer Trail at the corner of St.Rt. 44, Mantua, Ohio 44255. Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday March 23, 2018, 11:00 A.M. at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 10692 Freedom Street, Garrettsville, Ohio 44231. (EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT THE CHURCH). Officiating will be Rev. Steve Zeigler. Final resting place will follow at Westlawn Cemetery, Mantua Township, Ohio with military honors provided by U.S. Army Honor Guard Team. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Portage County APL.
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