Thane Charles Haryu, 84, died Friday, April 20, 2007, at Providence Care Center, Sandusky, from complications of colon cancer.
He was born Jan. 16, 1923, in Painesville, Ohio, the son of Charles and Hilma (Killinen) Haryu, he lived most of his life in Warren, Ohio, until a few years ago when he relocated to Castalia. Then to the Ohio Veterans Home in Sandusky.
A graduate of Warren G. Harding High School, he received a bachelor's degree in business from Kent State University. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. He was discharged as a PFC and received the Good Conduct Medal, America, and Campaign Medal, EAME Eastern Campaign medal with four bronze stars and The World War II Victory medal. Then he retired form the American Welding Corp. where he worked for 35 years as an expediter in the production control department.
He was a charter member of the Living Lord Lutheran Church of Howland, where he sang in the choir for many years and was a member of Sincerity Masonic Lodge of Niles.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara (Pause) Haryu in 2000; his parents; and a sister, Norma Zimomra.
He is survived by his sons, The Rev. Douglas (Karen) Haryu Sr. of Toledo and Richard Haryu of Milan; a sister, Doris Haryu of Warren; grandchildren, Julie Conti, Karina Conti and Douglas Haryu Jr., and a great-granddaughter, Alexis Conti, all of Toledo.
Friends will be received from 10 a.m. Saturday until services at 11 a.m. in Roberts-Clark Chapel. Interment will be in Crown Hill Burial Park, where military rites will be observed.
Material contributions may be made to Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870; or to Living Lord Lutheran Church, 851 Niles Cortland Road N.E., Warren, OH 44484.
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