COLUMBIANA - Ralph H. Landwert, age 90, of Columbiana, died at 5:50 a.m. Saturday, October 13, 2012, at the Hospice House in Poland, Ohio. He was born September 27, 1922 in Salem, the son of the late John Henry and Adda Rose (Lutton) Landwert.
Mr. Landwert had graduated from Salem High School in 1940 and the Salem Trades Class in 1948.
He served the U. S. Army in the 94th Infantry Division in Europe during WWII.
Before his retirement in 1986, he worked at the former E.W. Bliss Salem in the Engineering Department, managed the Parker Hannifin Plant in Sebring and retired as Vice President of Sales and Engineering at the B&H Machine in Minerva. He continued as consultant for several years after his retirement.
Ralph had been president of the Salem Kiwanis Club, president of the Sevakeen Country Club, president of the 94th Infantry Division Association, board member of Opportunity Homes, board member of Columbiana County Employment Development Inc., president of the Salem Jubilee Barbershop Chorus and a member of the Barbershop Quartet. He was a member of the Salem First Friends Church, where he served on several boards and was a choir member.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia "Ginger" (Krauss) Marshall Landwert, whom he married May 24, 1997; a son, Roger Landwert of East Palestine, Ohio; five daughters, Leslie (Geoffrey) Bush of Columbus, Jeanne Smith of Dayton, Julie (Robert) Mowery of Columbus, Lisa (Brian) Smith of Columbus and Lois (Duane) Smith of Cleveland; two stepsons, James Marshall of Orlando, Florida and Douglas Marshall of Columbus; a brother Milford Landwert of Salem; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
His first wife, Eva M. (Tritch) Landwert, whom he married June 11, 1942 and died, February 5, 1995; a daughter, Linda Landwert, a stepdaughter, Judith Lynn Harris and a brother, Alfred Landwert preceded him in death.
Services will be held at 12 noon Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at the Salem First Friends Church with Pastor Pete Fowler officiating. Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Stark Memorial Funeral Home and on Tuesday at the church one-hour prior to the services. Military honors will follow at Grandview Cemetery and be conducted by the Salem Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Friends Church, 1028 Jennings Avenue, Salem, OH and Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market Street, Youngstown, OH 44512.
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