Washingtonville Raymond E. "Chow" Longbottom, 91, of 435 East Main Street, died at 3:45 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 at his home with his family at his side.
Mr. Longbottom was born Dec. 15, 1920 in Washingtonville, a son of the late Emmet E. and Bertha L. Mortimer Longbottom and had lived in this area all of his life.
He had been employed as a machinist at Copperweld Steel in Warren and E. W. Bliss in Salem. He served in the U. S. Marine Corps during WWII in Guadalcanal, Cape Glouchester, New Britian, and the Ryukyu Islands, Okinawa.
He was a member of the Robbins United Methodist Church, York Drexler Post #5532 VFW, Joe Williams Post #131 American Legion, Leetonia, the AMVETS of Salem, the Leetonia Sportsman's Club, and the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Leetonia.
His wife, the former Josephine E. Frank, whom he married June 30, 1950 died on Oct. 26, 2001.
He is survived by three daughters, Theresa (Bill) Shasteen of Salem, J. D. (Norman) Kegelmyer of Washingtonville, and Marcia (Tim) Bradford of Salem; a son, Ed Longbottom of Leetonia; three sisters, Joan Tullis of Washingtonville, Averill Gottke of Paulding, Ohio, and Peg Reese of California; two brothers, Lloyd Briggs of Washingtonville and Chuck Longbottom of Columbiana; seven grandchildren, Bill Shasteen, Lisa Buffone, Marci Hendricks, Mandi Mellott, Joe Bradford, Ray Longbottom, and Halley Longbottom and nine great-grandchildren.
A grandson, Timothy Bradford Jr., a sister, Wanda McCoy, and a brother, Paul Longbottom, are also deceased.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012 at the Woods-Rettig Funeral Home with Pastor Ashley McMillin officiating. Military honors will be provided by the Salem Honor Guard. Burial will be in Washingtonville Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday. Memorial contributions may be made to either Robbins United Methodist Church or Grace Hospice, 7206 Market Street, Youngstown, OH 44512.
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